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Motor mounts are items that do where about the same.
Besides holding the engine in place, motor mounts also keep the surrounding steel that vibrates around the motor from shaking that car. One end of the motor mount is bolted to the engine and the other to the vehicle frame. The mounts clamp everything down and allow the car to accelerate more smoothly and without vibration.
It is very possible that they need to be replaced around the same time. Im sure there is nothing you did to cause them to go bad, the shop that had your vehicle also could not of caused them to go bad. They are mainly rubber and an item that at some point is just about guarenteed to fail.
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To be honest I am not sure how the billing works. I would suggest contacting the customer service department. However I believe that if you have 5 free questions you will not be billed by clicking accept, it should just drop it to 4 free questions.
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is there a better quality grade that can be had?
Grade of part?
of mounts, like with brakes? good -better- best?
can you examine a mount visually and tell if it is bad?
Well it depends on what grade he used. Whenever you buy parts you always want to ask if they are "OEM" parts. What that means is the original equipment part. You see when you buy a toyota most of the parts are not Toyota parts. Toyota contracts to companies to make the parst and package them in Toyota packaging. Same goes for every manufacter. So as long as you get the "OEM" part it is the same quality as when the car was new.
Usually you can if they are broke, the rubber wll be cracked. Sometimes you can only tell by applying force from a prybar when they are in the vehicle becuase the rubber may just be weak and not yet broken.
so...if i take the mounts to a mechanic familiar with toyota products ....they will be able to tell me if the mounts experienced natural wear & tear?
in most cases yes
thank you...have a blessed new year
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