: Checking the engine mounts

01-23-13, 08:21 PM
I'm going to look at and possibly purchase a 2004 V on Friday. It has about 21k miles on it. Is there a relatively easy way to see if it still has stock mounts or if they have been upgraded/fixed already?

01-23-13, 08:42 PM
I think you would have to at least put the car on a lift or jack stands to look at the engine mounts.

01-23-13, 09:32 PM
to tell if the originals are bad you usually have to use a jack and slightly lift the engine to take the weight off the mounts. They tear at the top where you can not see it.

01-24-13, 11:19 AM
Motor mounts would not stop me from purchasing one.

01-24-13, 11:21 AM
When you test drive it, after it warms up, do a hard 1st to 2nd shift, or 2nd to 3rd. If you feel/hear a loud clunk/slam, the mounts are bad. I agree with PISNUOFF...it would not deter me from buying one. Many aftermarket options readily available.

01-24-13, 06:47 PM
Definitely would not keep me from buying but I could have the dealer change them out or I can use it as a negotiation tool.