Replacing passenger mount tomorrow.. - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
zpellicone
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105007
Location: Charlotte, NC
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZTS

Posts: 56
FF Reputation: 1 zpellicone Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Replacing passenger mount tomorrow..

I am going to replace the passenger motor mount tomorrow and it seems like a straightforward task, the only concern I have is with raising/supportingthe engine for this. What is the bes way to do this? Ive read that you shouldn't jack the oil pan directly just support it there. What is the safest way to do it? I have a floor jack and jack stand to work with, im sure I could find a block of wood if its completely necessary. Thanks!


zpellicone is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
Magus2727
Focus Fanatic
 
Magus2727's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Fan#: 62897
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
What I Drive: 2001 Malibu Blue ZX3

Posts: 3,961
FF Reputation: 9 Magus2727 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
You can get a 2x4 or something "soft" that will evenly span the weight, you want to move the pressure from just the center flat part of the pan and to the vertical sides. Remember you just need to provide a little lift and support. You will still have the transmission mount and the driver side mount. The most ideal may be to use the hooks on the motor and use an engine hoist but as long as your just supporting the motor going from below should be fine.
__________________
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42

Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)
Magus2727 is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 07:47 AM   #3
macdiesel
I used to drive this
 
macdiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Fan#: 31579
Location: Chicago, IL
What I Drive: 2010 mazdaspeed3

Posts: 3,310
FF Reputation: 21 macdiesel Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (14)
I found it easier to do he passenger mount without jack stands. Just use jack and wood like Magus suggested. That way engines level when you replace. I always mark the bracket to the body in a few places because you'll see the bracket has enlarged holes and the marks will help center when reinstalling.
__________________
I now drive a Japanese Ford.
macdiesel is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 08:57 AM   #4
whynotthinkwhynot
Captain TMI
 
whynotthinkwhynot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Fan#: 18416
Location: the armpit of TN, Memphis, TN
What I Drive: 05 ZXW; 02 Windstar; 13 C-Max SEL

Posts: 20,087
FF Reputation: 270 whynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Memberwhynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Memberwhynotthinkwhynot Outstanding Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
First make sure you have the right part. We've had some discrepancies- but those were with Duratec engines, so you should be ok.

I have personally found that scissor jacks, like the supplied emergency jack that comes with the car, are easier to use for motor mount changes because those jack straight up. Bottle jacks would work also, but your typical rolling floor jack jacks up and back towards the handle at the same time. This causes minor alignment problems, and so you might end up having to nudge the motor around to get bolts and the mount to line up. You will still need to use some sort of wood block to span the sides of the oil pan. Think of the oil pan like a big cardboard box you wanted to walk on. The edges will hold you up, but you will fall if you step in the center. If you span the sides, then the weight is distributed to the sides where it will hold.

I don't know how the Zetec mount bolts in, if there is a vertical installed bolt like on the transmission mount that holds the mount between 2 brackets, it is best to be sure that the bolt is not pulling the 2 parts together. You must jack or lower the engine slightly to take stress off that bolt to tighten it.
__________________
Be eclectic.
---The Complete How-To Archive--

Moderating everything now, let me know if I can help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by the user formerly known as ZX3_Chick View Post
You're special aren't you.
whynotthinkwhynot is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2013, 03:00 PM   #5
zpellicone
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Fan#: 105007
Location: Charlotte, NC
What I Drive: 2001 Pitch Black ZTS

Posts: 56
FF Reputation: 1 zpellicone Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thank you for the input everyone, I replaced it this morning and it runs much smoother!
zpellicone is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:22 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information : Site Map

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.