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Engine Motor Mount Replacement on 2.0 SPI / Sedan

Discussion in '3rd Gen 1997-2002 2.0L SOHC' started by JPREZ1980, May 4, 2015.

  1. JPREZ1980

    JPREZ1980 FEOA Member

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    Hey All -

    I did a search on the forums and in my Chilton's manual and can't find anything specific to replacing the 4 motor mounts on my Escort sedan. The top mount on the passenger side seems pretty easy - is there a walk through or more information concerning the other 3 available?

    Thanks
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    copcarguy FEOA Member

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    One is under the battery tray which must be moved to access it. The other two are underneath which requires removing crossmember bolts and nuts which are probably rusted in place. I just tried to do my two lowers and said f it after one snapped. This was even after dousing with PB Blaster and WD40 for a couple days. Do a search of crossmember bolts, etc. and you'll find a wealth of info on here!

    It would just open a can of worms I don't feel like dealing with at the moment.

    Good Luck should you decide to do yours.
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    another tip is just use google to search for topics on here. I've always hated built in forum search engines. Just search the topic you want along with feoa.net in google and it will pull up all the forums with the topic you want.
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    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    The front lower mount is not that bad. The rear lower mount fucking sucks.

    Front lower, just remove the fan and then you can pull the whole mount and bracket out.
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  5. DC Ultra

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    where does one support the engine/tranny when doing engine mount #2 .. the front engine mount?
  6. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    Get a block of wood, 2x4 or 4x4. Put it on a jack and put the jack under the oil pan. Put enough pressure on the pan to support the engine. If the car starts to lift you've got too much pressure on the engine. You do not want the engine to move once a mount is removed. It will stay in place if you use a jack and have the other mounts still installed.
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    ok so still under the oil pan.
    darn. what if the motor shifts, let's say you were lifting/dropping engine some while removing #3?
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    denisond3 Moderator Staff Member

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    I think Ford calls that rear mount on the back side of the bell-housing a transmission mount, rather than a motor mount. If you go to buy the mount it may show up in the retailers data base as either a 'motor' mount, or a 'transmission' mount.
    On my 2nd gen Escorts it was a hard spot to reach, to undo the bolts holding the motor mount (or transmission mount) bracket from the back part of the transmission case. I could hoist the trans up to be able to undo the nuts holing the mount into the crossmember, but about the time I thought I had room to maneuver the mount itself out - the trans came up against something above it.
    If you can drop the crossmember, there is more room to get the mount down and out. Its just that dropping the crossmember is a good bit of work itself.
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  10. DC Ultra

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    hi shake,
    so in your pic, looks like can remove this front mount without removing the cross-member? or still must unbolt the cross-member first?

  11. ShakeZilla19

    ShakeZilla19 My name is ^^^

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    You can, if you also pull the bracket that connects the mount to the transmission(like 4bolts). If you're going to replace the rear mount too. You might as well pull the crossmember and do both front and rear together.
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    well, wasn't planning on doing the rear one.
    it was good to work a lot on the car this week and in doing so,
    saw that front mount looked way too squishy, all contorted out the side almost when i
    lifted the engine some. rear might be same way, but can't see it and prolly best not to. hah.
    so, looking for maybe a fairly convenient next step. did notice the shake during idle
    and sudden accel/decel engine movement was kinda bigger than expected but im not truly sure how much to expect? hah.
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    I am always surprise how much the engine jumps around, when at an idle and I shift it from neutral to drive, into reverse, and back into neutral. Thats on my 2nd gen Escorts.

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