Discovered today that the last idiot who worked on my car (yours truly) either didn't replace the bolt in the engine mount shock, or left it loose. Either way, the bolt is gone. This may explain the clunking noise I hear every once in a while.
Three questions: 1 where can I get a replacement bolt?
2 what exactly is that for? I'm assuming vibration.
3 if it's missing, will it cause excessive wear on the other mounts? Obviously GM wouldn't have spent $2.00 per car if it wasn't necessary.
Did a lot of searching on this one when I was having issues with vibration. From what I gathered, most people feel the shock is not worth replacing, and IIRC, GM agreed and dropped it in either '87 or '88, can't recall which.
Ya, I know that the 88 V6's don't have it. And I can't imagine that the engine moves enough where a shock is actually useful. But then again, it IS a Fiero and gawd only knows whats going on back there when we're driving. I'm going to replace the lower bolt, as soon as I can find one.