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Old 10-30-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Engine mount problems - HELP

I have a 2004 Focus, 2.0 Liter, SOC and so on...

I started having problems about a year ago - vibration and noise in the engine compartment but only until the engine warmed up. Took several months for the problem to get worse. Finally, it was almost constant. On futher investigation I discovered that the front pass. engine mount was failing. The rubber portion had seperated from the metal. Bought an aftermarket mount, installed it, and the vibration and noise was less - but not gone. I was investigating the other two mounts - oh I'm sorry, torque strut mount and transmission mount - trying to track down the problem. My wife noticed oil leaking from the first mount. Sure enough it was leaking. So, I replaced it again. Now I had a new noise and a new vibration - but only when the car was stopped and in drive - a knocking noise. Shortly after that I replaced the other two mounts - just in case. Still noise, still vibration. When I press on the cap of the engine mount, the noise subsided. It seems that the bolt in the center of the mount was knock around inside the mount. So, I replaced it again. Finally, all the noise and vibration was gone.

Until today....

The new engine mount (the third one just in case you are counting) exploded this morning. Okay, that is overly dramatic. The top - plastic, rubber and all - popped off - destroying my serpentine belt in the process. The rubber at the bottom of the mount and the bolt seem okay, but inside was full of rust and oily water. The increase of noise was only minimal, but I'm at a loss about how to proceed. Is there a secondary cause to all of this, or did I get three bum parts.

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Old 10-31-2007, 01:56 AM   #2
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did you buy this mount from the same place over and over? Try a different brand.
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Old 10-31-2007, 04:06 PM   #3
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Two different retailers, three differant manufacturers. However, the last sales person I spoke to said that all of these parts may have been manufactured by the same company under different labels - Anchor.
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
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Anchor is a large supplier of motor mounts. I'll check to see what brand Napa uses, which I suspect is also Anchor.. Next choice is junk yard for OEM or Dealer.

Sometimes bad parts just slip through the cracks.. Large issues, too. Like Bosch O2 sensors for certain Honda Accords are just plain wrong. Bosch knows and hasn't done anything about it. Sometimes you just need to try a different brand.
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Old 08-07-2009, 10:32 AM   #5
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Just replaced the pass side motor mount yesterday. $107 at the dealership. That's not a bad price If it lasts another 7 or 8 years. Get the Ford mount.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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The engine mount Fix

To fix this problem you will need to replace both the upper Passenger side mount and the lower back torque strut mount (Dog Bone). The reason that the upper mount keeps failing is because the strut is wore out and is letting the engine move or rock under acceleration and this breaks the upper mount.
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #7
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I bought 2 motor mount from Autozone in a month couple of years ago they lasted a month both so I bought from https://www.silverstatefordparts.com ford engine mount very happy for $20 more but it was worth it
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:35 PM   #8
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I just purchased a new rear (dog bone) mount for my 2003 Focus from Ford and it looks different than my old one. The front section is much larger but the holes appear to be in the proper location. I have read somewhere that the bolt is bigger and was wondering if I have to also buy a new bolt for this mount?

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Old 10-07-2011, 07:20 AM   #9
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That should be fine. I'm sure it's just a different casting/manufacturer.
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Thanks Al. I just did not want to get it all apart and it not be the right one. The parts man at the dealership was not really up on his info. I had to help him find it and then he said something about a replacement mount. Then he said he was wrong and this was the correct mount.

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