So my drivers side motor mount decided to die today on my wife. Luckily it was close to home so she drove it back and parked it. She just noticed steam pouring out from under the hood and not the actual mount. When i checked it tonight i saw the broken mount. Looks like the turbo smacked into the radiator and caused a leak, at least i hope so. I have no coolant left so its leaking from someplace and that radiator is awefully close to the turbo now.
Anyway, at the very least i need a new drivers side motor mount for a 2001. Im not having any luck online. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Thankfully when the engine dropped the turbo just fell on the lower radiator hose and cut it so that explains the coolant loss. I was able to mickey mouse the old motor mount to support the motor while i look for a replacement mount which im having zero luck with. After a week and probably 100 phone calls and countless emails ive given up on finding a new one so im on the hunt for a used one. I may even rebuild my broken one if i cant find a suitable replacement which wont be that bad to do but i would like it to be oem.
just to update i was never able to find a new motor mount or even a used one for that matter. They simply don't exist for these little cars anymore.
I was able to rebuild my old one by pressing out one of the studs and using an new nut and bolt and i rethreaded the other one as the design of the mount makes pressing that one out and replacing it impossible. Rethreading it was the only way i could get a nut to grab it. I also added urethane to the mount to get it back into shape but that was a specialty chemical i get through work and an average person wont be able to get.