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Q: Car Engine Mount.

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Hello, how strong is a car's engine mount is suppose to be? Should the engine stay mounted to the car during an accident, or is it common for an engine to fly out into a street. Thanks for your response.

My car has 112000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: The motor mounts are quite strong, but they...

The motor mounts are quite strong, but they use a hard rubber pad or fluid filled rubber isolator to keep engine vibrations from reaching the passenger compartment. In a severe crash, it isn't uncommon for the rubber to tear from the force of impact and allow the motor move.

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