Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How many motor mounts does a 07 ford five hundred have?

asked by on

I get a clunking noise when accelerating hard, I was told I needed some motor mounts.

My car has 145000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Your car should have a left, right, and tor...

Your car should have a left, right, and torque strut mount for the engine. So 3 mounts there. You should also have a left and right transmission mount so 5 mounts in total. Typically, when 1 mount weakens or fails, the other mounts carry more weight so they weaken and fail sooner. If any of the mounts have failed, it’s generally a good idea to replace all or most of them at the same time.

If other mounts have weakened as well, and you only replace one or two, those new mounts will not last very long either. The easy way to determine if you have weak mounts is to open the hood and start the car. Put it in reverse, and with your left foot firmly on the brake pedal, give it a little gas. Then do the same thing in drive. If the engine/transmission assembly rocks back and forth more than an inch, you need mounts. If you would like to have this looked at, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the clunking noise to determine what should be done.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car doesnt want to run correctly when the AC is on.

Hello, thanks for writing in. From the symptoms you describe it would appear that your vehicle is experiencing some sort of engine or transmission related problems. If the vehicle will not drive over 30 mph then it may be possible...

Q: My Toyota Belta 2009 vibrates when I put the gear in drive and reverse

You should have your motor and transmission mounts checked to see if they are broken. If they are then they will vibrate and make noise throughout the body of the car.

Q: Car has CVT transmission, can't afford to replace, can I just replace the entire motor with a used one with different trans?

Hello. If you wanted to replace the motor and transmission, you would have other problems like the wire harnesses and ECM modules among other problems to do the swap correctly. You may be better off replacing the transmission with a...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...