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Old 02-15-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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HELP! Viration in shifter

so I just got an alignment done out at dales alignment and all went well until I took it for a test drive after and I was getting a bad vibration and sound coming up my shifter only when im starting from a complete stop in first gear. We put it back up on the hoist and tried to find anything that was touching something that is shouldn't be but we found nothing.... I never had this vibration or sound until after I got the wheel alignment done. I was thinking it was maybe the first gear synchro's but other than that I had no idea what it could be. any help would be great

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broken engine mount?

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If your vehicle is a 3 or MS3 ( assuming by your username), it is most likely the #3 engine mount is cracked.

The best way to check is to put both your fingers on the top and bottom of the mount to feel if the seal is cracked

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My Protege5's shifter lurched fore and aft and vibrated quite badly. Turns out the front engine mount was shredded. Replaced it and it's a world of difference.
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