Hi fomoco4life, thank you for your response,
I bought my 2002 Convertible about a week ago ~ needed some work. New tires, Serpentine belt, muffler, new brakes all around. Car came back with only 2 new tires in back, with the previous back tires rotated to front. Unbelievably, the front rt. tire had a sidewall ripple & bubble which spells blowout, & they didn't put the bracket on the muffler, so that was clanging around & making noise. Took car back very next day for the 2 new tires in front, & bracket put on muffler. Immediately after driving out of shop, car was vibrating very rough at idle in drive, but not in neutral or park. It drives smooth, shaking/vibration is only at complete stop in drive. I thought the engine or transmission were going to just drop out the vibration was so bad. Never had this problem before taking it back to have them put the other 2 tires & bracket on. Took it back very next day again & he told me it was transmission mount~ oil soaked. Said it was no big deal & I didn't need to worry about it and it was no safety issue. I could drive the car to California
& back with no problem. He said I could go quite a while before replacing the mount. I asked about the motor mounts, & he said they were good and were not an issue. This makes no sense to me. Is there any truth to what this guy is tellling me? It seems to me I should replace the tranny mount ASAP & it's funny to me that immediately after pulling out of his shop the day before is when the problem started. Is this guy BS'ing me? Or a coincidence? I need to go out of town Saturday for photoshoot & now I'm nervous. Do I need to worry? Is it safe to drive until I have enough money to fix it? Also, could it be from the exhaust system somewhere? I still hear clanging noises when I go over the slightest bump in the road.
Thank you in advance for your time and expertise on my problem here.