Arguably the most important part in your Mercedes is its engine. The engine could be considered the heart of your car. It is carefully housed underneath the hood of your car, but it does not stay there magically.
The engine is held in place by engine mounts. Engine mounts are bolted to the car frame while the other part holds the engine in place. Engine mounts are important to your Mercedes because it connects the engine to the vehicle’s frame and reduces the vibration felt that is caused by the moving and rotating parts within the engine.
The mount is made with a rubber material so there is no direct metal-to-metal contact between the engine and the car’s frame. This also further absorbs shocks and the feeling of vibrations even more. Some engine mounts are even filled with liquid.
Engine mounts are an important part in your Mercedes, and thankfully, it doesn’t need regular maintenance or servicing. In fact, they have quite a long lifespan and only need to be replaced when it fails or wears out.
Engine mounts do have a few common problems. The most common issue in an engine mount is when the rubber part that it is made of breaks or separates or when the liquid within the mount starts leaking out. Since this is an important but easily looked over part, it is important to know the warning signs of a damaged engine mount.
Below are some of the more common signs that your Mercedes engine mounts are damaged and need to be replaced.
Noise Coming From the Engine Bay
This is the most common sign of a damaged engine mount. Noises come from your Mercedes engine bay when the engine mount is worn, damaged, or broken. The noise that this causes in the engine bay can be a variety of sounds.
Look out for a clunking, banging, or any other noise that sounds like it is causing an impact. These noises are a result of the engine’s weight shifting and making contact with the parts around the engine bay.
This might be one of the easier signs to recognize. The engine mount is meant to absorb the vibrations that your engine gives off, so if you notice that your Mercedes is vibrating, the mount might have damage.
Excessive vibrating happens when the runner or the other elements that help block out the vibrating break or wear out. This causes a reduction in the mount’s ability to absorb the engine vibrations. This will cause the entire car to vibrate and make for an uncomfortable ride in the cabin.
A Moving Engine
This is a more serious sign of a damaged engine mount in your Mercedes. A properly-functioning mount will secure the engine firmly in the engine bay. But if it is worn or broken, the engine will not be held securely.
A worn or broken engine bay will allow the engine to move forward, backward, or side-to-side in the engine bay, which is dangerous. It will be especially obvious that your engine is not secure when you are accelerating and decelerating. You may hear an impact noise of some degree and feel as if a huge weight is moving within your engine bay, which is the exact case.
The Benz Shop Will Expertly Repair Your Engine Mounts
The engine mount is a small part that has a big impact on your Mercedes. It affects the performance, stability, and comfort of your car. When the mount is damaged, it creates an uncomfortable cabin for you and your passengers, and it can create strain that can lead to damage in other components in your vehicle.
If you suspect that your engine mount is damaged, visit us at The Benz Shop. We specialize in servicing all Mercedes models and look forward to diagnosing your Mercedes issue.
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