2003 Dodge Neon SXT L4 - 2.0L vin C 122ci 1996cc - MFI GAS SOHCThe engine vibration is greater than expected. How do I fix this issue?
Make (other): Neon
Engine is visibly shaking forward and backward during idle. As engine revs, vibration increases. At high RPM, the symptom diminishes because the vibration is just so high that it doesn't shake everything like the lower vibrations do.
As I look in the rear view mirror, I can hardly make out any definition of objects behind me until the engine revs high enough.
The worst (most visible) vibration is between 1500 - 2000 RPM but even at idle 800 RPM it is beyond what I would consider acceptable performance.
Replaced engine mount struts both upper and lower. The rubbers on the mount struts were totally worn out.
No error codes.
No other issues.
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The upper and lower torque struts need to be adjusted together to assure proper engine positioning and engine mount loading. Whenever a torque strut bolt(s) is loosened, this procedure must be performed.
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Misalignment was my first thought, too. I used a caliper to check it but it is right on the money. I guess that I didn't make it clear that the problem preexisted the replacement of the engine mount struts. Anyother ideas?