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Old 04-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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I've been long time creeping this site for odd things through the years. But now I'm the one asking for advice.

How do I test if my motor mount is off? It's a rough idle(bad at times) if I pull my ebreak and switch between R/N/D I can see my engine tilting back and forth. My father's fusion doesn't do that so I can't assume this is normal. It struck a major concern for me when one day the idle was so bad the hood was bouncing up n down so hard it looked like wings flapping and the mirrors were shaking too bad to use. I do minimal driving for now and just use my wife's prius.

Any advice? Good brand preference?

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Old 04-08-2015, 09:51 AM   #2
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Oh and it's 2011 focus ses 2.0
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Old 04-08-2015, 03:12 PM   #3
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While it is idling, with someone sitting in the car, place a board on a jack under the motor, and lift the motor slightly with the jack. If the vibrations go away, you have one or more bad mounts.

OEM Ford Motorcraft is the only proven choice for the passenger side mount. All others get very mixed reviews, often not lasting long at all.
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Old 04-08-2015, 07:21 PM   #4
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Look closer at Dad's Fusion too, they ALL deflect the motor/trans when put in gear to rock a bit but the amount of it determines a good or bad mount. Bad will move more.

A mount that does not deflect to move the engine at all is too solid and vibrates like a rock.
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Rear lower (the "dogbone") could also be bad if the motor is deflecting too much.

Passenger side is the cause of most vibrations, but the rear lower controls deflection.
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Thanks that helps a ton. Now I just need to find some one with a Jack. Car is 360 dollars away from getting paid off and bite I have some issues. Other then my alignment going off twice in a year that it's been solid. I'm starting to wonder if my ex drove over something really hard. Front align was waaayyy off around the time this started happening
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Would any one know where I'm able to find Hydrolic&Torque (dog bone) mounts that's solid? I tried a good search and it kept showing me Ancher from orielys. I'd rather buy a higher end one and not worry about this again in the future

I've created a video right now, It's currently uploading. You don't see the vibrations much in this video since it's done with a cellphone but you can see my engine tilt front and back
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This is the one I'm running.
CFM Lower Rear Engine Torque Mount '00-10 Focus with the Street(soft) bushings This one reduces movement quite a bit compared even to new stock. It did introduce some mild vibes at idle with the a/c going, but only for a month or so in my case.

It indicates '00 to '10, but I don't know why it would not work in an '11. I'd check with CFM to make sure.

Aftermarket OEM style can be problematic for mounts, though I think the main issue is with the passenger side mount.

They also make poly passenger and driver side mounts, but those can induce unacceptable vibes. It seems that most people run a poly dog-bone and OEM Motorcraft passenger/driver side mounts.

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Give them a call, they should be able to get you the best rates on oem stuff, shipping is usually pretty decent too. I prefer the dog bone mount to be poly, just makes shifts feel better/tigher and less enging movement. The vibrations from it were very minimal to me
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Give them a call, they should be able to get you the best rates on oem stuff, shipping is usually pretty decent too. I prefer the dog bone mount to be poly, just makes shifts feel better/tigher and less enging movement. The vibrations from it were very minimal to me
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