Motor Mounts replaced and radiator won't realign

Asked by GuruF2PYM May 02, 2020 at 08:56 PM about the 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser Wagon FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just had the motor mounts replaced and the radiator shifted to the right and will not align.  I am now experiencing a growling sound and vibrating when I accelerate...  I am taking it back to the mechanic on Monday, but would like to know more as to the cause.  He asked if there was any front end collisions or bumps, and the answer was/is no.  Did they cause this issue?  I noticed that when I arrived, only the right side was jacked up as they were replacing the bottom mount.  I thought that the vehicle should be jacked from the center when replacing the mounts???

Any insight would be appreciated and most welcomed!!!  I just need to know what the heck happened.  It was fine prior to them changing out the mounts, now I have a problem!

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I just replaced 2 motor mounts on my 01. (Right side upper and lower. I jacked the front of the car up and used jack stands. Then I put a piece of 2x4 on the jack and put it under the oil pan to keep the motor from moving when I removed the old mounts. There was absolutely no reason to do anything with the radiator. Total time for me to do it was about 5 hrs. I am not a mechanic. I would take it back. Look it up on YouTube

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