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.

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
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Motor fell out

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: AT light and Check engine light on stuck in third gear.

A logical place to start is with a Check Engine Light inspection to see what codes might be set. Usually with something of this nature, codes will be present, and there will be a flow chart that should be used...

Q: Gas pedal hesitates when driving

Hello, drivability concerns that can be duplicated are easier to repair than those which cannot be duplicated. It sounds like yours can be duplicated. The vehicle needs to be connected to a scanner and checked for codes. If there are...

Q: One of my engine mounts crack and my mechanic suggests I replace all of them front rear and side. I look up the parts is the side

I suggest you verify with the mechanic since they may be referencing the motor mounts front and rear but they are also called transaxle mounts when parts are looked up. The engine has one main mount in front of motor...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.