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Old 02-27-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Is there a recall or tsb on motor mounts

I have 2 2008 focus se. Mine has about 73000.0 on it and I had my passenger side motor mount replaced recently after dealing with the vibration for about 36000 miles. Now my wife's focus, 41000 on it is starting to have the same issue.


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Old 02-27-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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of my Foci we have 08 and 09. the 08 has never had an issue, my 09 has had a vibration like thing around 3100rpm since i can remember.
It also was very loud around that same range because the Air filter box did not have both clips cliped. Fixed that but still extra vibration on my 09.

I take it you drive a lot of miles? I got my 09 in 8/08 and have 54k on it.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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Is there a recall or tsb on motor mounts?
For your year, the short answer is no.

Searches available here:
http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/pr.../tsbsearch.cfm
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As far as motor mounts go, we've all been fairly disappointed with aftermarket OEM type hydraulic mounts. Anchor- the most common maker- might have remedied the situation after returns got high enough. I don't have enough information to tell. The front (passenger side) mount is the only one that is hydraulic.

If you're DIYing this mount, we can get you better prices on factory parts than your local dealer might give you. Do a search for Tousley Ford in WI, call their parts dept, ask for Steve, and mention Focus Fanatics. His price should be well worth your trouble for a Motorcraft part. We also get discounts from RockAuto if you want to try an Anchor mount. Another FF who works for a national chain store that gives him a 20% discount recently noted that he could get mounts cheaper from RockAuto than from his store even with his discount. We also get a 5% discount from them- look for the RockAuto thread in the Hot Deals and Shopping Fanatics forum, and be sure to note directions on how to redeem the discount as well as the latest discount code.
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I just bought a 2001 Wagon yesterday. I knew the mounts were bad when I bought it, but i was able to get it cheap.

-Is motor craft the recommended parts brand for the mounts?
-Are there four mounts?
-What are the part numbers?
-On Rockauto.com I only saw the right mount and the trans mount.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #6
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Just had a motor mount replaced on my 2007 SES wagon

Along with the belt tensioner pulley bearing/assembly. It's got 42,000 miles on it. A faint clagging sound started about 6 months ago when the car was cold in the morning. In a way, it was reminiscent of the sound of car low on oil(but mine wasn't). The sound always went away after the car warmed up, so there was nothing to show the repair shop. The last month, the sound persisted after the car was good and warmed up and even got louder with acceleration(still mixed in with road noise) and the idle was more rough. Generally, you had to have to windows down to hear it, though. Then, the last week, the sound was loud enough to be hear with the windows up.

Anyway, I took it to the dealership a few days ago because the car is still under Ford warranty. The diagnosis was bearing gone in the belt tensioner pulley, and bad upper motor mount. Motor mount was covered under Ford warranty, but I had to pay $100 deductible(go figure). Pulley Assembly was $136, belt $58, labor $126 for a grand total of $438.22.

I baby this car and do not drive it hard, at all. It has all the oil changes, etc. done at the dealership right on schedule. Seems to me that ~36,000 miles is a little soon for a motor mount to be going out. I live in Southern California near the beach, so weather is mild all year round and our roads are smooth.

Is it normal for a belt tensioner pulley to go bad this early?
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:19 PM   #7
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Hamiltonfighter:

There are three motor mounts
passenger
Dog bone
and transmission

Of course there are differences of opinion
but stick with Ford OEM except for high performance types, everything else is bad
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-What are the part numbers?
Assuming it's a Zetec:

Passenger side: YS4Z 6038 BA
Dog bone: YS4Z 6068 MA (manual), 5S4Z 6068 BA (auto)
Driver side (transmission): 1S4Z 7M121 PA (manual), 1S4Z 7M121 NA (auto)
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Thanks guys, I plan on ordering all three tomorrow.

I'll check out the Tousley Ford's prices first and compare them to what I can find online.
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the hydraulic motor mounts (passenger side) always go bad on focuses. its just bound to happen. My mom's 08 has 60k on it and its starting to vibrate. my 03 had it replaced around 80k and its still smooth with 152k now. i worked at a ford dealer and almost every focus i got in vibrated. some werent that bad but some were unbearable. its just one of the problems with these cars you have to deal with.
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