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Engine Whose motor mounts to use.

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by 1993tracer, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. 1993tracer

    1993tracer FEOA Member

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    I hope to be doing my swap soon and would like to use fresh motor mounts... any brands you recommend or if factory are best ( where to purchase too)
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    I recently bought a set of three Anchor brand mounts for my second generation Escort, since the Anchor mounts I bought years ago for my '64 Ford were as good as (and looked like they came out of the same moulds as) the original ones.

    Unfortunately the Escort ones look to be of lower quality. Two were from China and not too bad, the third was from India and had badly tapped threads and looked like it had been smeared with black shoe polish rather than paint.

    But I haven't installed them yet.

    I imagine original Ford ones will be superior to aftermarket ones. Beware though, new "genuine Ford" may well be offshore sourced, and not of the same quality as the ones made when the car was new.
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  3. ddemier7

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    I could use a motor mount for a 2000 ford zx2 DOHC 2.0 engine. The metal plate that mounts behind the alternator. I dont need the vulcanized rubber mount that bolts to it and the body side. I just need the plate that bolts to the engine on the passangers side. Let me know if you got this available
  4. steve60tuesday

    steve60tuesday FEOA Member

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    I'm a bit late but I have the following input to help future ZX2ers avoid ordering the wrong parts:

    I have an '01 auto. When I first bought it (~3 years ago), idling with the A/C on was like having a jackhammer for a steering column. Replacing all 4 engine/transmission mounts fixed it -- but I wound up ordering a wrong part. I'm not sure if it was a catalog error or a me error, but here are the part numbers:

    Here are the parts I ordered that FIT my car:

    DEA A2911 "Motor mount"
    DEA A2649 "Motor mount"
    DEA A2843 "Transmission mount"

    Here is the part that DID NOT fit my car:
    DEA A2651 "Motor mount"

    I can only assume the incorrect part was for the manual transmission (?). I don't know what the correct part number is -- I guess I must have bought it at a local store or something, since I can't find record of it in my email. My memory, which might be incorrect, is that this was a transmission mount located on the cross member, and that the correct version looked just like a larger (or smaller?) version of the incorrect version.

    I can't comment too much on longevity, but ~3 years and 30k mi later, the vibrations still aren't too bad.
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  5. Joey_Twowagons

    Joey_Twowagons FEOA Member

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    Searching "DEA A2651" on ebay shows that it is supposed to fit the automatic. I'll copy the ebay picture below.

    Is this what yours looks like?
    Maybe the wrong part was put in the box.

    [​IMG]
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    Could be... sorry, it's been so long, I don't remember more that what I've posted.

    I do remember that both parts looked remarkably similar. But one was easily 1.5X as big a the other. The hole spacing (for the studs) on the cross member was totally different.
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    I could use some advice on this too for my 95 Escort. My friendly Ford dealer tells me none of the OEM motor mounts are available anymore. Is DEA better than Anchor? What about NAPA's premium brand?
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    Swift FEOA Donator

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    I believe autozone had some with lifetime warranty
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    I suspect that all you can get are cheap aftermarket mounts that are all about the same. I would not be picky about the brand. Just save your old ones in case you want to fill them up with something of your choice and reuse later. Having said that, the cheap aftermarket ones I have in my Escort have been there for years now and doing just fine.
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    Good idea about saving the old mounts. I will do this when I change mine.
    Years ago I saw cans of two part liquid rubber compound at my old workplace. Does anyone have experience with this stuff?
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    I've never personally done it, but lots of people have and the internet is full of instructions on how to do it. Just choose whatever you want to use carefully and let it cure completely. I would be tempted to do this if my oil leaks were destroying mounts and I wanted to make one that could stand up to the oil. There might also be polyurethane inserts available.
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    I haven't researched it on the Internet, but I recall in the old days the antique car magazines would have ads from companies that would do it for old cars where new mounts were unavailable.
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    Update: I did the transmission fluid a month ago and discovered that both lower mounts were cracked. This is after about 4 years and 35k miles.

    I swapped them out for "Anchor" ones, which also appear to be low-quality Chinese crap.
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    Oddly enough, Rockauto shows the same mounts for the 1.8 and the 1.9. In that case, there are fancy "Racing" type, TIG welded urethane mounts available here (prepare to spend lots of money):

    https://store.awrracing.com/categories/Engine-Mounts/Ford-Escort/

    They're available in 70, 88 or 95 durometer rubber.

    Tell us how they work out!

    Edit: I posted the mounts for the earlier engine, I forgot we are talking about later Escorts.
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    Are you sure that they were not made in India or Indonesia?
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    Altogether, I paid about that $375.00 for my 4 mounts for my auto trans 2.0 zetec when doing my engine swap.....the hydralic mount is particularly expensive. 2 were OEM and two were NAPA. I wonder if any of those work for the zetec.
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    I'm 99.8% sure they were made in China. I took the car to a shop for the transmission fluid change; they called me saying that the lower mounts were both cracked and that they couldn't source OEM replacements, or any replacements at all until the next business day. I brought over the spares I had stockpiled in my garage, we inspected them to determine country of origin, then lamented the poor quality of Chinese manufacture despite the modernization of their economy. That said, I no longer have the box to double check at this time.
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    I can't give a percentage of certainty on the Anchor motor mounts I recently bought from Rockauto, but the paperwork that came with the order gave China as the country of origin for two of them, India for the third one.

    Looking at enough parts, one might begin to see tell tale manufacturing clues that can identify China made from India made.
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    I'm curious as to how old those eBay mounts are.

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