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Transmission lockup damage other parts like engine mounts

Transmission lockup damage other parts like engine mounts

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Hello, have a question. I found truth in the shop but couldn't find truth in the insurance agent. Can a transmission lockup and break an engine mount and destroy other parts?

Was sideswiped by a deer going 60+mph. Told the agent and repair shop the engine sounded louder after the hitt, they poopooed me. The agent and shop never looked at engine saying it wouldn't affect that.

Check engine light came on Everytime hit a bump always different was off 3 weeks before incident.

Incident..driving at 60ish mph heard a ping then lost power car wouldn't go into gear and hard to steer to side of road...wouldnt go in gear and wouldn't turn off..scary.

Shop thinks when hit by deer it put strain on mount shift engine causing the problems we were having then mount broke and finished the transmission.(found on here http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=335516, http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=335516, and http://www.bodyshopbusiness.com/powertrain-conside...)

Ins agent said transmission locked up and then it caused the other damage..engine mount broke, chasis, etc...oil seepage

RE: Transmission lockup damage other parts like engine mounts

You don't say make, model, year, which engine and transmission, how much mileage - it can make a difference.

Transmissions ordinarily don't just "lock up".

If the check engine light was coming on, then the diagnostic system will have a code stored. What is it?

Odds are, your version of events is right, but the hard part will be proving it to the insurance company.

RE: Transmission lockup damage other parts like engine mounts

If enough damage was done, then an electrical connection may be severed or intermittent. Other than that anything is possible, just unlikely. It would be odd if the car was left on the cusp between all-OK and self-destruction from mechanical influences, though maybe an electrical flaw could encourage parts to damage each other.

RE: Transmission lockup damage other parts like engine mounts

If the car is FWD, the torque applied to the engine in a transmission lock-up will be at least three times that for a RWD.

The RWD sees traction-limited wheel torque divided by final drive ratio (about 3). The FWD sees full traction-limited wheel torque, which will also be higher due to static weight distribution (higher on drive axle for FWD) and weight transfer on deceleration (towards front axle in both cases).

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