Mercedes Benz SL500 Engine Mount
Reasons behind Mercedes Benz SL500 Engine Mount Defects
Since your car's engine mount is especially engineered with steel material and rubber inserts to provide less engine vibration, it is also subjected to extreme amounts of damage overtime. You see, this part may be built tough, but they are still susceptible to wear and tear. If you think your auto's engine mount has already exceeded its service life, then better pop up the hood and perform some troubleshooting. Listed below are some common problems encountered with Mercedes Benz SL500 engine mounts and the reasons behind them:
Unstable engine movement
The simplest way to diagnose a faulty engine mount is by observing your engine's vibration. You see, a defective part fails to control the engine's movement, so it will cause excessive vibration. This unstable movement can even reach the passenger's compartment. In fact, this is also easily detectable especially when accelerating or revving up.
Aside from excessive vibration, the Mercedes Benz SL500's engine may also rattle unreasonably. You see, defective mounts can even cause the engine to bump around violently with other engine parts. This excessive rattling is best detected when engine is idle.
Damaged engine parts
If you have plenty of engine parts that are damaged, then there is a good chance that your engine mounts are already in the stage of wear and tear. You see, faulty engine mounts allow excessive movement from the auto's engine. Engine components are more susceptible to damage during rapid engine acceleration or when driving at higher speeds. The parts that can be affected include the valve cover gaskets, drive belts, hoses, and exhaust manifold among others. Luckily, you can easily diagnose if the parts are damaged by checking for signs of cracks and dents. In addition, engine parts like the drive belts and hoses are broken or snapped. Look for these signs to check if you already need an engine mount replacement for your Mercedes Benz SL500.
Since the engine mounts' primary task is to ensure the engine's stability while driving, worn parts can cause the engine to be displaced from its original position. You can simply pop up the hood and check if the engine is out of position or if it is lopsided.