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04-02-2013 07:17 PM
G Ford Fan ok, sounds good, thanks, then I should be OK then with what i have. Thanks for the feedback

-Greg
04-02-2013 05:06 PM
mac.mogul
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I was not aware of that (about the Haynes manual going from 00-2011, the haynes manual I have at home I think goes from 2000-2007 or something. I've been waiting for haynes or Chilton to come out with one for the 08' but I have not seen one yet at my local auto parts stores.

Thanks!
I have the 00-07 Manual as well. Mechanically speaking, it's accurate.

The main differences between the 07 book and the 11 book are a few asterisks and footnotes.
04-02-2013 01:30 PM
G Ford Fan I was not aware of that (about the Haynes manual going from 00-2011, the haynes manual I have at home I think goes from 2000-2007 or something. I've been waiting for haynes or Chilton to come out with one for the 08' but I have not seen one yet at my local auto parts stores.

Thanks!
04-02-2013 12:25 PM
mac.mogul Also, the Haynes manual for Focus reaches from 00-11 so check your local parts store and see if they can order you one, or here is the link to order yourself. http://www.haynes.com/products/productID/153
04-02-2013 12:13 PM
G Ford Fan Ok, thanks for the info! I'll look them up!

I appreciate the help!
04-02-2013 12:12 PM
Milton I spent $166 to get all three OEM mounts for my 2007 SES from Village Ford.
04-02-2013 11:19 AM
FocusedSlayer Hit Village Ford up here and have your VIN handy and they'll get you exactly what your looking for at a reasonable price .

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=81
04-02-2013 10:48 AM
G Ford Fan I checked a few places and unfortunately it seems the main engine mount (upper right mount) is different from 07 to 08. Every place I checked has the Right upper mount for the $130 range, then the trans mount and torque strut (dog bone) are less.

Here goes more $$$ out the window! LOL, It's hard to believe this car has all these issues, it's still less than 5 yrs old with 96K.

I also need to put new struts and strut mounts on it yet!
03-31-2013 06:05 PM
G Ford Fan
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Yes it's a candidate for replacing motor mounts. The problem with these mounts is it's hard to definitively diagnose without pulling the parts. Use OEM replacement for the upper right mount. Below is a link to me replacing all three mounts using OEM on a 2007 SES. Took $166 an 2 hours.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Zs.../preview?pli=1
HI Milton,

thanks for the info and the link, that's a good "how to" I appreciate that.

I'll have to give that some thought, check, out a few things and go from there.

- Greg
03-31-2013 10:51 AM
Milton
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I noted some additional things tonight when driving with my wife and kids in the car..

The banging seems worse when we are all in the car...almost like additional weight makes the problem worse?

Also when turning left it makes a rubbing like sound, but the tire is not rubbing on anything?

Has anyone experienced these symptoms? It's disappointing to have issues like these on a 5yr old car with under 100k....oh well

Thanks
Greg
Yes it's a candidate for replacing motor mounts. The problem with these mounts is it's hard to definitively diagnose without pulling the parts. Use OEM replacement for the upper right mount. Below is a link to me replacing all three mounts using OEM on a 2007 SES. Took $166 an 2 hours.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B9Zs.../preview?pli=1
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