Q: Motor fell out

asked by on February 15, 2016

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.

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