Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

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

asked by on

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.

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.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • replaced rear engine motor mount and transmission shift is not engaging

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: I have a 2007 Toyota Sienna. On the LE, Is there one belt or two? Serpentine AND V-belt? I keep getting mixed answers from people.

My information shows that only one belt applies to the Sienna. While some parts sources list it as a "Poly V-Belt", it is actually a serpentine belt that drives all the external engine components. Price will depend on which brand...

Q: Shift lever wont go in park or other gears

Hello, thank you for writing in. It is possible the shifter cable or its related components are damaged. They are typically visible from the bottom of the transmission. It should not be hard to inspect that area if you can...

Q: Where can I find the transmission number?

Like the engine number, your transmission number will only be required in a handful of instances. However, knowing where to find it is important. It’s located in different places depending on your transmission and engine size. 4 Cylinder Automatic:...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
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.