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Old 09-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #21
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RE: Are these correct? You mention the pass. side being a donut. That is the cheap way to go and as I recall requires re-use of the OE aluminium mount, scrape off and remove your old rubber and mount the donut. My suggestion is, if you plan to keep the car and it is in good condition you will be better served purchasing an OE part. Shop for it like anything else. You may want to purchase the pass side first, install and see if that solves your problem as word is it is the one that fails first. There are some excellent Youtube videos on how to do it.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:52 AM   #22
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I would replace them all at the same time. (I dont know anything about a donut other than glazed and chocolate)These mounts work in concert and your only as strong as your weakest link. That is why the passenger side motor mount always fails because no one changes the Driver side upper trans mount (under the air box) and the dog bone (under the car mounting trans and frame together).

That Upper Trans mount is a terrible design as well. You can run an OEM mount if you want but at over $125 for just the passenger mount i Dunno, I got the Heavy Duty DEA version from Rock auto for like $50. All together I have about $100 - $125 invested in all 3 mounts.

To be honest I dont think the OEM part is that much better if at all better! You know the aftermarkets manufacture them for the OEM's. Ford does not make them, they are just an assembly and marketing house.

Rock auto has an anchor mount for $37 for your car, IF you want OEM add $100
They also have Anchor and DEA Torque Strut Mounts (lower trans mount) for $17-$24 and the Upper Trans Mount (drivers side) for $16.

Its up to you. Im taking my chances and seeing how they handle this winters pounding. And I tend to drive my cars hard. Ill take the risk and spend The $100 and see how they work out, They are easy enough to change, Took me about an hour.

in your scenario
Aftermarket= $77 + Shipping
OEM $300-$400

And I can say this enough! Change all 3!
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:39 PM   #23
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I would replace them all at the same time. (I dont know anything about a donut other than glazed and chocolate)These mounts work in concert and your only as strong as your weakest link. That is why the passenger side motor mount always fails because no one changes the Driver side upper trans mount (under the air box) and the dog bone (under the car mounting trans and frame together).

That Upper Trans mount is a terrible design as well. You can run an OEM mount if you want but at over $125 for just the passenger mount i Dunno, I got the Heavy Duty DEA version from Rock auto for like $50. All together I have about $100 - $125 invested in all 3 mounts.

To be honest I dont think the OEM part is that much better if at all better! You know the aftermarkets manufacture them for the OEM's. Ford does not make them, they are just an assembly and marketing house.

Rock auto has an anchor mount for $37 for your car, IF you want OEM add $100
They also have Anchor and DEA Torque Strut Mounts (lower trans mount) for $17-$24 and the Upper Trans Mount (drivers side) for $16.

Its up to you. Im taking my chances and seeing how they handle this winters pounding. And I tend to drive my cars hard. Ill take the risk and spend The $100 and see how they work out, They are easy enough to change, Took me about an hour.

in your scenario
Aftermarket= $77 + Shipping
OEM $300-$400

And I can say this enough! Change all 3!
Sweet I checked it out and you are right. So much cheaper than dealer. I have read good things about DEA as well. I will be changing the timing belt while I'm at it. Anyone got a write up for that lol?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #24
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the 2.3 is timing chain not belt. Search YouTube.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:26 AM   #25
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the 2.3 is timing chain not belt. Search YouTube.
Is it a common problem for ford foci at 100k miles for the timing chain to need replacing?
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:33 PM   #26
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Hey Guys,

I have a 2000 ford focus with a serious vibration problem. The passenger side motor mount is definitely bad.

The OEM motor mount from a dealer is $107. However there are a lot of aftermarket motor mounts on the web for anywhere between $25 to $40. Does anyone have any experience using these mounts. The reviews on Amazon for one brand - were not very good.

Has anyone had any positive experience with a aftermarket motor mount?
I purchased the 3 motor mounts for my 2000 from Napa 3 years ago for $113. So far, no problems.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:43 PM   #27
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I purchased the 3 motor mounts for my 2000 from Napa 3 years ago for $113. So far, no problems.
I hope I have the same luck.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:52 AM   #28
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For those of you with DEA mounts, how do you like them so far? Another motor mount thread has me worried about the longevity of aftermarket parts. But for almost half the price of the OEM mounts, it's really hard not to consider the DEA's. I'd probably opt for the "heavy duty" version of the passenger mount.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:06 AM   #29
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No problem so far but I just put all three of mine on. I'll have more information I think after winter. A little over 100 bucks versus about 300 bucks I took the chance

Ps, mine is a zetec
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I just got mine in the mail yesterday. Going to put them on this weekend. I'll let yall know how it goes.
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