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Old 10-07-2016, 11:47 PM   #51
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Rear lower mount is for the torque control of the drive train, worst case worn out it bangs against it's stops on acceleration and deceleration. Stiffer for performance is often used.

General vibrations are from the right side engine mount, most common complaint.

Under the seat I'd actually look at the muffler/tailpipe and hangers first.
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Only 900.00 was shop labor for doing front wheel bearings, PS axle assembly, timing belt, water pump, tensioner, idler, valve cover gasket, and I bought all the parts lol.

Then another 100 bucks for 4 wheel alignment after I installed the lowering kit.

Buy OEM mounts unless you prefer an aftermarket. Regular driving habits with OEM mounts is a smooth ride.

3,500 adds up quick when you mod stuff.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:20 PM   #53
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I bought an 04 SVT for 4K (all original with docs) then spent 3.5K on it to get it to a reliable daily driver.

The very first thing I did was the timing belt kit.

As Sailor said ticking time bomb if you don't have proof it's been changed.

Damn. So I guess now when I drop a ton of money on it I will not feel all that bad or a sucka lol. First shop I brought it to just mad me feel so discouraged cause they were like its gonna cost more to fix it then car is worth. And said it not worth it. Now shop owner knows my in laws so I guess just helping me out and said if I wanted they would do the work if I wanted. But after hearing that I mean why would I want to ya know.
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If the chassis is solid and most of the big pieces work, the SVT is worth repairing since there are very few replacements avail. that match the performance and driving dynamics avail. from it.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:18 PM   #55
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mine has 225,XXX miles on it with a rebuilt motor. I'm hoping to put another 60,000 on it. Its all easy maintenance with the timing belt done and good compression. 2002 SVT for the win!
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I just bought my 02 SVT with 178k miles from a friend for $400. I will be restoring the exterior/interior/as well as doing lots of maintenance not because it's needed but just for the warm and fuzzy that I'll have a reliable vehicle. Best part is no car payment on this vehicle and it'll be way cheaper than financing a new car.
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