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Old 03-07-2016, 02:33 PM   #1
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Learn me some: Motor Mounts.

On my 02 SVT Focus I have recently replaced the Driver & Passenger side Motor mounts with Steeda Units. The rear motor mount is a VF unit. For good measure I went ahead and replaced the bushings on the VF mount.

So as expected, the car vibrates all to hell with all 3 mounts....however...I still feel like there is an excessive amount of engine movement. The trade off just doesn't seem worth it. I did torque the rear mount to spec, which seemed kind of like low #'s in my opinion....not sure if they need to be a step tighter.

What is your experience after installing all 3 mounts?


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Old 03-07-2016, 05:37 PM   #2
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Did you replace dog bone mount.
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Did you replace dog bone mount.
As stated in my post....that is a VF mount with fresh bushings.
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I have all 3, Steeda top 2 like yourself and then a Cfm dogbone (I believe??? Yikes) and I get the increased vibration but I don't mind it at all and I don't feel like there is much movement left in my engine feels very tight. I don't really torque to be honest though. If you feel it's not enough try a lil more just don't go nuts.
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I have both Steeda uppers and CFM Dogbone with Race Bushings and have zero issues with it. I love the setup! I used a torque wrench on the uppers which I don't feel was necessary and just tightened the lower as tight as I could and let it be.
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I should note, that when I shift in to second gear the car makes a loud clunk, something is shifting (no pun intended) when I make the 1-2 change. And it's not just a quiet clunk, it is something that I can hear even more loudly with the windows down. It truly sounds like the rear motor mount is just not there. I'll get under the car and crank it down some more, and check for other variables as well (subframe bolts, various other suspension bits).

I'm really just curious if folks with all 3 mounts have a loud clunk when shifting or experience excessive movement, and if so, what was the problem?
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I should note, that when I shift in to second gear the car makes a loud clunk, something is shifting (no pun intended) when I make the 1-2 change. And it's not just a quiet clunk, it is something that I can hear even more loudly with the windows down. It truly sounds like the rear motor mount is just not there. I'll get under the car and crank it down some more, and check for other variables as well (subframe bolts, various other suspension bits).

I'm really just curious if folks with all 3 mounts have a loud clunk when shifting or experience excessive movement, and if so, what was the problem?
That is what it sounds like is a rear motor mount torn or loose. I tightened mine until it was tight with a 3/8" ratchet. I have plenty of vibration from all 3 mounts, but no clunking or noise of any kind even when shifting aggressively.

When you installed the passenger mount did you make sure to align the motor where it is supposed to sit? I don't know if that would make a huge difference, but when I installed my passenger mount I had to use a pry bar to move the motor a good 1" back to where it was supposed to sit before I connected and tightened down the new mount. It moved when I removed the bolts from the old mount.
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I realize this thread is 3 months inactive but I'd like to leave a bit of advice here on the replacement of motor mounts, either stock or A/M polys. A trick I learned that will help eliminate most or all the vibrations is to 'neutralize' the mounts before pulling all the bolts/nuts down tight. I watched some Honda techs do this too many moons ago. After any mount was removed or replaced the tech would loosen all the mounts and then, with the trans in park or first gear, they would 'rock' the car back and forth a few times against the locked trans. This allows the mount to move into a position that is not forced or stressed eliminating the possibility of the mount from being bound up when it is tightened down. It cut down on customer complaints for buzzing or vibrations that might have appeared after engine mounts were disturbed/replaced.
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Have you replaced your cv axles cause I know for me my pass cv was bad but it wasn't leaking I pulled out and it had a lot of play. Would make a clunk noise
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have you checked the tripod mount that connects to the tranny on the driver side or the mount that connects to the bottom of the tranny to hold the dog bone mount in?? ive broken the one for the dog bone in half before and before it snapped there was a lot of play in it and it would clunk going threw gears. look at that and the bolts and see if anything is loose or crakcked or damaged
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