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Old 05-04-2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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engine rocking and clicking

I have a 2000 zx3 mtx. When i shift and accelerate the engine rocks and makes a clicking noise. Within the year ive replaced all 3 motor mounts from cfm.. dogbone, passenger side and most recent the driver side. It gets annoying especially with the sudden response of a 65 mm tb. Any hints, clues, leads or traces?


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Old 05-04-2013, 12:11 AM   #2
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You had side and rear motor mounts?
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:14 AM   #3
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Yes. One on each side of the engine and a dog bone mount on the tranny.
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Rocking is odd with 3 new motor mounts... vibrating at idle is normal under those circumstances, but not rocking. I'm sure you've tightened everything down again just to make sure everything is secure? And the intake mqnifolds on the Duratecs will tick, but I'm fairly sure you've for either an SPI or a Zetec...
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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This is normal if you did not use Ford OEM mounts
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This is normal if you did not use Ford OEM mounts
Yeah, you need to use new original Ford Motor Company Motorcraft mounts. The aftermarket ones wont cut it.
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my engine doesnt rock with my aftermarket ones
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I found out recently that I somehow managed to snap a dogbone mount bolt.

Easy way to check if its dogbone mount related, put the car in 1st gear without the parking brake on or running of course and push it backwards and pull it forwards and repeat. See how far your engine moves and if the mounts look bad
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my engine doesnt rock with my aftermarket ones
Probably wont last too long... never know, you might have gotten some decent ones.
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Going to check out that dog bone while I'm putting the catback on. I'm pretty sure that's what it is seeing how you can feel the engine move and that clicking noise also when going over bumps.
I hope its just a bolt but I will let ya know.
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