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Cadillac DTS Motor Mounts

Though Cadillac DTS motor mounts do not need to be changed often, the parts contain a lot of rubber to help diminish vibrations and noises in the car. This rubber does deteriorate over time, and you may need to change the mounts on your sedan or convertible at some point in its life. Cadillacs are known for a smooth ride and luxury feel, so youll notice the symptoms of a loose or damaged motor mount in your DTS model quickly while you drive and so will your passengers.

What are the signs of a bad motor mount?

When the motor mount on a Cadillac is worn, broken, or missing, youre most likely to notice the performance problem when accelerating. The vehicle will make a thumping sound on acceleration, and you may actually feel the weight of the motor shift within the engine compartment. You and your passengers are also likely to notice a lot of vibration within the vehicles cabin. These vibrations are strong enough to be disruptive and interfere with passenger comfort.

How long should motor mounts last?

Some vehicle owners never need to replace their motor mounts, while others find that weather conditions and other factors necessitate multiple mount replacements. The motor mounts in your Cadillac should last at least 10 years before succumbing to dry rot or breakage. Mounts may break sooner, however, if the car is subjected to rough driving conditions or is raced on a track. They can also last much longer, so dont worry if yours havent been replaced.

Must all of the cars motor mounts be changed together?

When it fails, a motor mount places extra pressure on the remaining mounts. As a result, these mounts may wear more quickly or suffer some damage. It is not necessary to replace all of your motor mounts every time you replace one. It is wise, however, to check the other mounts carefully and replace any that are showing signs of damage or stress. If you do choose to replace all of your engine mounts at once, try to purchase a kit that contains them all. This may prove to be more cost-effective.

How long does it take to change a motor mount?

If you have access to the proper tools for assistance, you can change the motor mounts in a Cadillac DTS in about two hours. If your local garage will be doing the work for you, the labor portion of your estimate should not exceed more than an hour or two for labor.