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Old 02-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #1
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Engine Mounts, 2007 SES 2L Duratech

2007 Focus SES, 2.0L Duratech, approaching 90,000 miles.

It has developed a droning vibration which from everything I've read points to engine mounts. So I'm going to replace all three mounts (left upper, right upper & the dog bone). I've ordered Motorcraft replacement parts so they should fit without an issue:
- 5S4Z6038CB BRACKET - INSULATOR MOUNTING
- 5S4Z6068AA HOUSING
- 8S4Z7M121A HOUSING - TRANSMISSION EXTENSI

I have a Haynes, & the official Ford Workshop Manual. I've read all the various how to guides on the forum and I've watched the various Utube videos so I think I'm ready. It seems pretty simple barring rusted bolts, etc. I'll see next Sunday when the repair is scheduled.

So far my only comments are:
- Why can't Ford call them engine mounts? I bought the parts from Andy at Village Ford, just gave him the VIN and said I wanted all 3 mounts. Andy had no problem identifying the parts. But I went to a local dealer and it took their parts counter man 25 minutes to locate the parts! Twenty-five minutes of me saying "No that's not it". Engineers should not be allowed to name parts.
- The Haynes is pretty good about the showing the procedures for each mount but the official Workshop Manual is not. Look up engine mounts and you find the procedure for the right upper only. I poured through engine removal procedure and found the procedure for the left upper. But I have yet to find the procedure for the dog bone. I think I've found the torque specs for the dog bone and it appears to be referred to as a "roll restrictor". I did not expect the manual to be as "friendly" as Haynes but I did hope for a decent index.

Oh well, we'll see how it goes. I'll update after the repairs.


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Old 02-04-2013, 11:11 AM   #2
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2007 Focus Engine Mounts Arrived!

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When you replace the dog bone roll restrictor, it's best to remove the bracket from the engine. Your Ford part might come with a new bracket. You might consider some blue thread lock (never use red) on those bolts when re-installing.

I would replace one at a time leaving the dog bone for last, and leave the nuts loose on the other 2 while replacing the dog bone. Then use a jack/block of wood to lift the engine/trans slightly so that stress is off the bolts holding the other 2 mounts. Line the engine up, lower the jack, and tighten. It's very important that you be sure that you are not pulling the engine up with the mount bolts. For example, on the transmission mount, I would put it in place, put the nuts on a few threads, then lift the mount so that it floats about 1/8" above the bracket. Now tighten the center bolt, lower the trans, and then tighten the 4 nuts.
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Take your time, take lots of pics so if you forget something you might be able to look back and see where it was.
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Torque Specs 2007 Focus Motor Mounts

Torque Specs 2007 Focus Motor Mounts__
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35......Roll Restrictor Bolts
66......Upper Right Motor Mount Nuts
35......Upper Right Motor Mount Bracket Bolts
66......Upper Left Center Motor Mount Nut
35......Upper Left Motor Mount Bracket Bolts

Source: 2007 Ford Focus Workshop Manual

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Old 02-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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How To Replace Engine Mounts On A 2007 Ford Focus

Just an update:
- I replaced all 3 motor mounts
- Took about 2 hours
- Everything went smooth, no issues, it's actually a simple procedure
- It restored the "like new" factory ride
- Thanks to FocusFanatics, it's many articles/posts enabled me to diagnose the issue.
- Below is a link to a "How To" I created detailing the procedure I used.
- I used Ford parts and the part numbers are in the "How To".

How To Replace Engine Mounts On A 2007 Ford Focus

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