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When I start my 2009 automatic Toyota corolla, it starts

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When I start my 2009 automatic Toyota corolla, it starts fine, but when it shifts into 2nd
it makes a thump sound, and runs fine after that. When I stop and take a slow take off
same problem, when I slow and take a fast take off no problem
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Toyota Service replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Welcome to Just Answer. Please allow me to assist you. Thsi sounds very much like either a motor mount or a transaxle mount issue. The thumping you are experiencing would be characteristic of this kind of noise we see in the shop....we usually find that either a motor mount rubber insulator is weak or cracked, or the rubber insulator has separated from the metal portion of the mount. The recommendation I have for you on this request would be to have the motor mounts visibly checked with the car on a vehicle hoist; replace as needed.

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