I HAVE, IN THE PAST, POSTED ABOUT THIS ASKING FOR HELP. 12 MONTHS LATER. 30,000 MILES LATER............ HERE WE GO ............
I had a lot of vibration in my Corolla since I bought the car a few years ago.
Today the vibration is fixed.
I can hear myself breathe.
Here is the story... If it can help you. Great !!!
If not, good luck !!
The vibration was mostly from 1000-1200 RPMS and on speeds above 75mph (not sure of RPMs.. may be 3100 plus)
When I bought the car from Florida (drove it back 800 miles to KY). It was extremely loud due to vibration.
My initial guess was a MOTOR MOUNT.
Got car checked (December 2007). Not a single mechanic thought that the MOTOR MOUNTS were bad. DEALER said..... that is how COROLLAS drive and the car is what the car is. It can not be made any better. ??????/ huh???????
(January 2008), One guy replaced my clutch plate and charged me 500 some dollars. The vibration was much better.
I drove another 30k miles miles and a few months ago, I noticed the vibration increasing due to COLD. I saw something that I had never seen before. The guy who APPARENTLY replaced my clutch plate had stuck a rubber piece in between my passenger side top motor mount.
I took it to the dealer. They took the rubber piece out and guess what.. the vibration was the same as it was a year ago. The a** h*** mechanice never needed to replace my clutch plate.
Anyhow, I had them put the rubber piece back in there.
I did some research on the net.
Some places (if u search a lot) people were talking about the passenger side motor mount, above the passenger side wheel well. People were talking about how the best money they spent in their life by replacing that motor mount.
I talked to the dealer. Dealer said that they doubt it would fix problem and I would just waste my money.
I thought about it. $200 part. $80 labor.
Decided to go for it. Original part at dealer.
Ordered it a few weeks ago. Part came in a few days.
Continued to debate.
Last night, I decided to go for it.
I replaced the part today.
Just got my car.
I am in HEAVEN. It is a 15 year old car. Because of that stupid motor mount it was loud.
I cannot hear the car drive now as it is so QUIETTTTT..............................
I feel good and bad.
I feel good that the car is not SUFFERING ANYMORE.
I feel sad that I drove my car like that for 30,000 miles.
Somebody SHOOT me.... I have said sorry to my car and I am hoping that it has forgiven me............
Looking forward to the oil change and further pampering of my car this weekend. Hopefully I can make peace with it.
I have paid $203 for the part.
$80 for labor.
Had a $125 gift card.
The best $158 I ever spent. The car not only looks new, it drives like new. Have 97k miles on it right now.
Here is my beauty........................