What is a Torque Strut Mount all about?

Torque Strut Mount’s purpose is to secure the engine to the chassis and soften vibration from the engine and transmission under load and when coming to an abrupt stop, making the ride smoother for the driver and passengers.

Keep in mind:

The torque strut mount naturally breaks down and weakens. A worn out torque mount needs to be replaced immediately because it can cause further damage to many components attached to the engine and transmission, including sensors, wiring connectors, gaskets, hoses. Excessive movement in the engine will cause premature failure to these components.

How it's done:

Torque strut mounts can be replaced by a professional mechanic or trained enthusiast. First, open the hood and use a jack to support the engine. Remove securing fasteners attached to the damaged torque strut mount. Install the new torque strut. Using a torque wrench, properly torque securing fasteners to manufacturers specifications. Verify repair by performing a test drive.

Our recommendation:

If you’re feeling clunking or harsh vibration when accelerating or stopping, it may be because of a damaged torque strut mount. Repairing this early on will prevent excessive vibrations and movement to your engine which will prevent costly repairs to fragile engine components and wire harnesses.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace torque strut mount?

8 Harsh vibration or clunking noise when accelerating * Vibration felt by passengers or the driver holding the steering wheel while idling * Peculiar engine movement in the bay. * Abnormal engine noises, humming, buzzing, when accelerating or deceleration.

How important is this service?

While your car won’t explode or fall apart if you delay this service, it will make driving unpleasant and it shouldn’t be delayed for too long. When your torque mount has been compromised, the other engine mounts that support the engine will then have to work even harder which will lead to failure and additional costly repairs. You won’t likely need to tow your car to the shop, but you should get it fixed asap.

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