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Welcome to the board. If you just bought an 08 then the mounts could have taken a beating by the last driver. A good visual inspection is in order. It could also be the exhaust touching the chassis on hard shifts. If you change your own oil you can check the rear mount.

1) rear mount...with a bright flashlight make sure there are no cuts or tearing in the rubber. Might be hard to see but it might also be obvious.

2) Passenger side mount...look to see if oil had been running down the side of it. The oil will leave a stain trail. Stain trail means failure.

3) Transmission mount...must remove the battery to see this one. Large bolt thru mount should be snugg and should say 10.
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