If you own an SC or XR7 with average mileage for its year, the chances are
very good that your motor mounts are pretty worn out. Stock motor mounts
on these cars are hydraulic or liquid filled. These motor mounts help quell
chassis vibration better than the traditional solid rubber motor mount, however,
they are also weaker. When they start to break, the engine will begin to sit
lower and lower in the engine compartment which will cause the oil filter to
press against the frame rail and power steering lines harder and harder. If your
SC or XR7 is in this condition then you should invest in a new set of mounts
ASAP. Either the stock replacement or solid rubber mounts will work fine.