Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Motor fell out

asked by on

The motor mount broke, and the motor fell out.

A: Hello. When motor mounts break, it can caus...

Hello. When motor mounts break, it can cause the engine to move excessively while driving, or starting. A lot of times, you will hear a hard "bang" when the car shifts, and it may feel like the engine is jumping, or falling out of the car. Typically, a broken engine mount will not make the engine fall out of the car, even though it may feel like it has. It is almost impossible for a motor to fall out of a car because it is attached to the transmission, and both would have to fall out for this to be possible. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, should come and diagnose your motor mount issue, in order to make a recommendation for necessary repairs.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: Problem with sensor

Hi there. It really depends on which dash light came on, but the diagnosis procedure would be similar in any case. The specific light needs to be identified and the fault codes from the vehicle will need to be scanned....

Q: Engine shakes intermittently after warmed up with car in "drive" at a stop. Single shakes at a time.

Hi there. There could be an issue with the fuel system or with the ignition system on your vehicle. It seems that the engine is having a minor misfire. Check the spark plug wires and see if any of them...

Q: What would cause a whining noise from the front of the engine in my 2004 Lincoln LS

Hello. A whining noise from the front of your engine can come from a number of things. Most of the time though it is caused by a failure in the power steering pump or low fluid in the pump. I...

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...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
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...