All workshops are MTA approved, so you know your car's in safe hands. All work is covered by our 6-month / 10,000km warranty.
Your transmission is what makes you go forwards, backwards and forwards at different speeds. As the transmission takes a lot of power from the engine and then spins the driveshaft, this can lead to vibrations and imbalances. The transmission mount is what keeps it in place and dampens the vibrations.
The transmission mount will either be underneath or surrounding the transmission. It typically has a bushing between the transmission and the mount. This keeps the vibrations down and the transmission secure. The types of mounts differ with automatic and manual transmission. Rear wheel drive, all-wheel drive and front wheel drive, will all have different types and sizes of mounts.
Your transmission needs the mount to work properly. If there’s vibrations and imbalances, it can lead to damage and other drivability issues down the track. Your transmission needs to always be secured and dampened.
If you notice new vibrations that get worse the faster you go, the mount may be damaged. If you notice loud noises when the car is accelerating or changing gears that sound like clunking, that is an indication that the transmission may have come partially free from the mounts. If your transmission falls out… well, bugger.
The mechanic will firstly hoist the car up and remove any undertray that covers the underneath of the transmission. They will then jack up the transmission slightly to unbolt the mount. The old mount will be removed and the new one will be fitted in place. The transmission will be lowered back into place. The undertray will be refitted and the car test driven to ensure safety.
The prices typically start around $200 and can go over $600 for some more complicated setups.
Usually the transmission bushing will be replaced regularly and it’s rare for a mount to break.
It can be in a variety of ways. It can cause an accident when your car stops working suddenly. Or it can break other components that are attached to the transmission.
You can find a mechanic near me with My Auto Shop
View mechanics in
View other services
Why book with My Auto Shop?
We provide transparent, upfront pricing and quotes for hundreds of services and repairs. Book with confidence.
Get prices and book online 24/7. On the day, we can even pick up and drop off your car. Easy as.
With hundreds of MTA approved garages nationwide, we have one just for you
310 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland
62 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson, Auckland
Level 9 Plimmer Towers Carpark building, 2 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington
102 Coleridge St, Sydenham, Christchurch
127 Kaikorai Valley Road, Dunedin
3 Brigade Rd, Mangere, Auckland
23 Norris Avenue, Te Rapa, Hamilton
32 Lambie Drive, Manukau, Auckland