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Old 06-23-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Need a new motor mount?

Well I had to break down and take the mount off the driver side as my reverse switch was shot. Looking at the rubber buffer on the mount I do believe I need a new one. So is a new one my best bet or is there an aftermarket route I should consider?


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Old 06-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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There are many threads here about aftermarket mounts and most/all people will advise you to buy the more expensive OEM/Ford brand... Especially if replacing the Passenger side mount. The exception to this rule is if your into mods and performance, where the stiffer poly type mounts are good.

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I bought the Ford one for my 2003. Worked great!
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:51 AM   #4
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Looking at the rubber buffer on the mount I do believe I need a new one.
the driver's side mount is an odd shape and can have rubber chaff from the mold hanging off of it, so alot of folks on the forum automatically assume that it's bad. My experience with motor mounts is that they can look bad but still be adequate, and vice-versa. 2006 isn't terribly old; if you're not experiencing undue vibrations, save yourself some money and leave it alone. When one goes, it's a good idea to replace all.
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Uh, once the rubber chafe dust shows up they are sheared (torn) in some way there, leave it alone if you will but you'll be there soon enough. You can break the trans stud mount attaches to by leaving it alone, and most especially if car is manual trans. That will complicate matters somewhat...................

................and I NEVER change all at once, commonly they go different distances. One can outlast the others by a factor of two easily, BTDT. I got cars that have been through 3 pass sides and still on the OEM other two.
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