Nissan Sentra Motor Mounts
The different parts and components of your Nissan Sentra vehicle will start to wear down after a certain period of time. If you have been experiencing greater than normal amounts of vibration in the pedals and steering wheel along with excessive noise while idling or if you can feel the engine jerking back and forth when you stop and go, then you most likely need replacement parts. You can easily find the necessary motor mounts for your Nissan Sentra.How are the mounts in your Nissan constructed?
Whether you are looking for the smoothest and quietest ride possible or just better performance from your car, there is a motor mount to fit your needs. But all the different types of mounts for the Sentra are designed the same way. The mount is bolted to the engine of your Nissan with a buffering material affixed to it and a bracket that attaches it to the frame.What are the different types of mounts available for Sentra?
- Rubber: Rubber mounts are the most common style in the market and the type your brand new Sentra came with. The hardened piece of rubber acts as a buffer, absorbing noise and vibration produced by internal combustion. The rubber allows for a slight movement under the hood which constitutes a small loss of power being sent to the drivetrain of your Nissan vehicle.
- Polyurethane: Polyurethane mounts offer a solution for those looking to get some more performance out of their Nissan Sentra. The material is stronger and less flexible than rubber. It offers less give for engine movement and more power driving the car.
- Steel: Steel mounts are the choice to go with if your goal is to race your Nissan Sentra on the track. They have metal-on-metal contact between the engine and frame with no buffering material to dampen noise and vibration. The ride will not be ideal for everyday travel, but it will ensure no engine power is lost due to excessive movement.
- Hydraulic: Another option for those looking for a smooth and quiet ride is hydraulic mounts. They use hydraulic fluid to absorb noise and vibration and work extremely well due to the viscosity of the fluid. They are great for smaller engines that tend to move around more in the frame.
A big decision you will need to make after deciding to replace your mounts is whether to purchase from the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or to go with an aftermarket product. OEM products are manufactured by Nissan and are specifically made for your Sentra. However, there are a variety of aftermarket mounts for your Nissan vehicle, so you can choose based on the specific need of your Nissan Sentra.