New Motor Mounts, Does This Look Right?

mazda
626
motor-mounts

#1

I just had the motor mounts replaced on my 1999 Mazda 626. Does the rubber on these look old? These were supposed to be new, should I be alarmed?


#2

All I have to offer is ask the place that did the work and look at your invoice and see it you were charged for hoses.


#3

why hoses? They didn’t charge me for hoses. I’m referring to my motor mounts.


#4

I checked after market listings and they show replacing the entire mount but I recall long ago getting Mazda mounts from the dealer and the press in center was all that was replaced. Does the rubber look new?


#5

The hoses and wires are the only thing in the pictures that jump out and I thought your reference to new rubber meant them . My mistake but I repeat ask the place that did the work you paid for.


#6

it’s shown in the photos I attached to my original post


#7

The cracking and peeling on the engine mounts is a film on the rubber, probably a mold release coating or black paint.


#8

Ok thanks, it looks like a coating that is just cracking, the rubber looks good underneath


#9

Here’s what a new motor mount looks like.

That’s not a new motor mount.

Even the threads on the bolt still have corrosion on it.

Tester


#10

They probably used the old bolts, as motor mounts don’t come with new bolts


#11

Removing the nut would remove corrosion from the threads.

Tester


#12

The mounts in your photo look new to me.


#13

I have seen the cracking on the surface on new motor mounts. They both look new.


#14

@djxpress
When I expand the photo you provided to look closely at the mounts, they look new to me.