Q: Is there a dogbone mount on the driver's side? There's one on the passenger side, but it seems fine 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier

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The engine is rocking back to front when started, when shifting gears, and while reving up. I was just wondering if there is a mount on the lower driver's side?

My car has 186000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi - no, there is only the one dogbone link up top. There are 2 motor/transmission mounts where the engine/transmission are supported by the chassis, and these should be inspected for failure. They become soft, and fail with time, exposure to oil, and heat. I recommend a engine mount inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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