Minimizing Engine Movement and Vibration

By: Dwyane Thomas


A ride in your Mercedes Benz should be a comfortable one, with the slightest feel of movement possible. However, with a broken vehicle mount, this would be absolutely impossible.

In your vehicle, there are actually several kinds of mounts namely: the engine, transmission, body-to frame, drive shaft supports and strut mounts. Basically, these mounts have three functions. One is to serve as an attachment point for a part to the chassis, another is to serve as an isolator to keep noise or vibration from being transmitted throughout the car, and lastly, to act as an adjustment point to keep a component in proper alignment.

The Mercedes transmission mount, in particular, forms the rear support of the engine/transmission assembly, and provides the correct operating angle for the front of the drive shaft. Aside from this, it has the vital function of reducing torque and vibration in the drive line, and minimizing the vibration transmitted to the chassis, along with the engine mount.

The Mercedes transmission mount, just like other mounts are mostly made of either rubber or steel. Due to this, factors such as usage, automotive chemicals such as oil and other contaminants can lead to its deterioration and failure.

When the Mercedes transmission fails, the amount of stress upon the engine mount will eventually increase. This will lead to the failure of the engine mount as well. Moreover, there is a huge tendency that a failed transmission mount could lead to accelerated wear or failing of the universal joins. If this happens, costly repairs will be needed.

Several types of transmission mounts are found in the market but remember that certain types may not exactly work for your vehicle. The race-type mounts can stabilize the transmission too much that you can feel every bit of vibration in your car. Other after-market mounts are designed to make mounts even stiffer. It is careful to choose the kind that can decrease unwanted transmission movement while efficiently controlling the amount of vibration.

There are several ways in which you can determine that your Mercedes transmission mount is failing. The presence of hydraulic fluid in your transmission mount, it may be a sign that it is already failing. Abnormal noises like a knocking sound and excessive engine movement can also be indicators.

It is therefore important to replace your once it fails. Delaying it can just cause you more serious and more costly damage repairs.

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