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Old 09-02-2018, 03:21 PM   #11
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Look at Dorman Motormite parts for a grommet, IIRC I used one intended for shock or shifter bushing or somesuch, cut a slit in the side to get it on and looks like OEM part and cheap. Been on the cars for years.
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Old 09-06-2018, 05:04 PM   #12
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Upgrade your rotors/pads w/ a svt swap.....You'll need to swap out the spindles of course.....Get a pr of '05 spindles if you can't find svt spindles.
I would but more cost effective to get Centric slotted rotors made with better alloy than my OEMs and better pads to match.
My OEMs are hot-spotted.

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Old 09-06-2018, 05:06 PM   #13
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Look at Dorman Motormite parts for a grommet, IIRC I used one intended for shock or shifter bushing or somesuch, cut a slit in the side to get it on and looks like OEM part and cheap. Been on the cars for years.
Great idea....pep boys might have something.

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Old 09-06-2018, 05:07 PM   #14
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Good to know I'm not the only one wondering where that grommet went
Seen dozens at wrecking yard. Not 1 ever had a grommet.

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Old 10-22-2018, 01:19 AM   #15
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So happy to hear your success story... I have a very vibrate-y SVTF and have a passenger's mount being shipped over here this week, fingers tightly crossed that I will also experience an epic transformation!
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Old 10-23-2018, 02:42 PM   #16
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I replaced all 3 of my motor mounts and it is awesome now with all the vibration gone. The primary culprit was the driver side upper mount under the airbox. It was totally collapsed causing the metal on metal and vibration was transmitted to the frame. I sheared off a bolt on the dogbone mount and it was a bear to fix from that point forward but the other two can be done in about 15 minutes each. It is pretty easy to get to the upper ones just to inspect them so I would suggest looking at the driver side mount to see how it looks so you can order that one too if needed. Look at the picture of a new one so you know what to look for. There is a gap that should be there on a good mount and if it is closed up, you know you have a bad one.

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Old 03-08-2019, 04:23 PM   #17
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Thanks for the details on the motor mounts, I do believe this is exactly the source of the vibration issue with the '06 I drove today and hope to buy Monday if it doesn't sell over the weekend while I work my tail off in a rental car to make the needed cash.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:14 PM   #18
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I replaced all 3 of my motor mounts and it is awesome now with all the vibration gone. The primary culprit was the driver side upper mount under the airbox. It was totally collapsed causing the metal on metal and vibration was transmitted to the frame. I sheared off a bolt on the dogbone mount and it was a bear to fix from that point forward but the other two can be done in about 15 minutes each. It is pretty easy to get to the upper ones just to inspect them so I would suggest looking at the driver side mount to see how it looks so you can order that one too if needed. Look at the picture of a new one so you know what to look for. There is a gap that should be there on a good mount and if it is closed up, you know you have a bad one.



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New motor mount looks good! I've replaced that particular mount on an '02, '06, and '07 focus, fixed the vibration issues each time.
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Hey do you know if the mounts are bad, you’d get a vibration when at a dead stop and starting to accelerate? Happens only sometimes but again most of the times. Did you have these issues when the mounts were bad?
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