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Old 05-16-2019, 11:53 PM   #11
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Thank you guys! It is very encouraging to see a good community here. Hopefully I will get to the point that I can contribute some good rather than just sponging off of all your knowledge.
I will check out my local Ford shops first as I do like to buy local so long as they are not obviously ripping me off.
Does anyone recommend an online shop?

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Old 05-17-2019, 12:16 AM   #12
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I just replaced my PSMM last weekend, only 35k miles on the car (2015 hatchback) and the mount was not leaking oil. Take a look at the old next to the new, keeping in mind the low mileage. I could fit my pinky finger in between the rubber isolate and engine mount frame on the new one. The old one did not appear to be rubbing when I inspected it with a small mirror installed on the car, but you can see here the gap is much narrower on the used one (left). I replaced with the genuine Ford oem part, it will cost a bit more but is the best bet for solving vibration issues. I also installed the ERMM (roll restrictor at back of motor). This is the one used in the Focus ST and electric focus, which stops the motor from twisting forward and backwards towards the firewall under acceleration and in between shifts ore noticeable on the manual cars I think).
Is that roll restrictor a separate part of the stiffer from the electric? If it is different, is it a direct bolt in?
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Old 05-17-2019, 08:49 AM   #13
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Is that roll restrictor a separate part of the stiffer from the electric? If it is different, is it a direct bolt in?
It is the torque strut motor mount from the electric Focus (actually bolts to the transmission so sometimes it is listed under that part category). And yes, it uses the exact same bolt connections as the stock mount so it is a simple swap, especially if you have some ratcheting box wrenches.

However, I also replaced this mount on my daughter's 2003 Focus and the large vertical bolt snapped off so that ended up being a bit of a project.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:35 AM   #14
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Is that roll restrictor a separate part of the stiffer from the electric? If it is different, is it a direct bolt in?
Someone may chime in to correct me... but your 2014 may already be using the rear mount from the electric models. I know my 2015 does. At some point (I don;t know the year) Ford started using the mount from the electrics because the normal mount was too wibbly wobbly.

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https://www.fswerks.com/products/ele...unt-ford-focus

According to this parts site Ford started using the 'Electric' version of the lower transmission mount as standard on all versions of the Focus in mid-2014. So you will need to check to see which one your car has.

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Old 05-17-2019, 10:26 AM   #15
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The earlier unrestrained type and the restrained type like picced here all work like a battering ram inside, the mount has a solid mounted plate inside that the working part on engine continuously batters against to limit the polar moment that creates the vibration, at some point they all get loose inside from all the beating and then parts start breaking loose. The early ones would literally beat the top cover and plate completely out to have them then run through your belt to tear it up. Why the later ones are restrained at the top..
Are we still talking about engine mounts and not body parts?
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:25 PM   #16
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Someone may chime in to correct me... but your 2014 may already be using the rear mount from the electric models. I know my 2015 does. At some point (I don;t know the year) Ford started using the mount from the electrics because the normal mount was too wibbly wobbly.

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https://www.fswerks.com/products/ele...unt-ford-focus

According to this parts site Ford started using the 'Electric' version of the lower transmission mount as standard on all versions of the Focus in mid-2014. So you will need to check to see which one your car has.
This is true for ST and RS models only.
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Old 05-17-2019, 03:44 PM   #17
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Correct, ST and RS (and electric) only. I just replaced the one in my 15se sport 5 speed with the ERMM and it had the standard mount installed.
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Does anyone recommend an online shop?

Thanks again, Rich
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