Q: replaced rear engine motor mount and transmission shift is not engaging

asked by on August 28, 2016

rear motor mount was broke and put new one on,It took longer than it should have cause I couldn't remove the cross bolt so I took off the bracket and removed the broken mount/braket from under the hood.The only wires that I touched was the 2 oxigan sensers. The car is on ramps,did support engine with jack durring,process. I had to jack up the engine to help re-allign the mount(no more than an inch). on re-installment I put the braket on first then the new mount. Next morning.can;t get car off ramps,as transmission doesn't seem like it's engaged,no engine codes,no transmission leaks

My car has 109000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Not able to change gears Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

Thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet HHR. From what you’ve described you’ll need to check the shift cable to see if the cable is attached to the transmission and bracket. It may have come loose when you lifted the motor. You should have this checked out by a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic. They will be able to come to your home to diagnose the issue with your gears firsthand and suggest what to do from there.

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $65/hr

What others are asking

Slow shifting, rear brake squeals, tire noise

It appears the right-side brakes are dragging. Since you also have an ABS/TCS light illuminated on the dashboard, you likely have a fault in the ABS/TCS system which is causing one or both brakes on the passenger side to drag....

Losing antifreeze

Hi there. You could be losing antifreeze in either the combustion cylinders or the engine valley. Inspect the spark plugs for signs of antifreeze entering the cylinder. If there is an intake manifold leak or any other leak that could...

Truck hesitates to start - 2001 Chevrolet Silverado

Hi. This could be a problem with the mass air flow sensor, throttle position, fuel pump, or idle air control valve. The mass air flow sensor is a common cause of a problem like this it could be dirty or...

The truck cut out suddenly

Code P0722 is an output shaft sensor code for the transmission. While that may be an indication of an issue, it would not cause the truck to just quit. A catastrophic failure of the fuel pump, ignition system, or engine...

Stalling then hard to start

When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately reads the temperature of the coolant and relays this to the computer indicating that the coolant is cold. The computer then...

Oil pressure low

The oil pressure light will illuminate whenever the issue has been detected by the maim computer. If the car is started and the issue hasnt occured yet, the light may come off and on as the issue is detected. Start...

So I bought my wife a 2016 malabu and out of no where the battery saver light came could it be the same as the cruz

Hello, thanks for writing in. Both the battery and the alternator may be at fault. The light turns on any time low voltage is detected. That being said, both are easy enough to test. Most automotive parts stores will test...

Power steering whines after going highway speeds

I have encountered this issue time and time again; it can be a bit of a challenge to resolve. Chrysler has a power steering cooler update which could resolve your issue. However, you could have an issue with the power...

Door open/ajar sensor will not turn off .

You may have a worn door latch. With someone in the driver's seat watching the light, close the driver's side door, and push in on the door evenly with the latch to see if the light goes out. If it...

Related articles

Does An Automatic Transmission Have a Clutch?
Most of the time we think of a clutch in the context of a manual transmission. An automatic transmission does have...
How Long Does Clutch Fluid Last?
The The usual answer to this is, forever. Of course, as is the case with many hard and fast answers, there are always exceptions. The reason that your car clutch fluid should last forever is that it’s a closed system....
How a Manual Transmission Works
A A manual transmission helps a vehicle achieve a desired speed through the use of gears, a clutch, and a shifter. It works like this: when the driver wants to shift gears, he or she pushes in the clutch pedal...