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Old 10-08-2003, 18:05   #1 (permalink)
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Dead Engine mounts

Sometimes when I accelerate I hear a clunk from the front and also when breaking. All suspension has been tightened and bushes are ok...so i was thinking engine mounts...now I have never seen a dead v8 one (and have not had a chance to get under my car since its raining), so what do they look like when they are dead? Is there an easy way to test? are they similar to the 6 cyl brigade where the big rubber bush just wears away or not? How hard to replace them if these are my problems, and how do you do it - i'd imagine you'd need to support the engine somehow? oh, and how much?



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Old 10-09-2003, 02:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Dead Engine mounts

Check the two bolts holding the steering rack are not loose or the related rubber mounting bushes are not worn out 1st as this will similar symptoms. Mounts are relatively cheap and yes you need to lift the motor (jack under sump with a wide board) or much better and easier a cherry picker hoist.
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Old 10-09-2003, 02:03   #3 (permalink)
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PS the mounts usually split and until you lift the motor the splits can be hard to see. If they are not split and you lift the motor too far you will split them.
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do a stall test motor should lift up a bit most likely be the lh side but could be both have a ed were working on with 170,000 on the clock with both broken.
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Old 10-09-2003, 15:52   #5 (permalink)
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PS the mounts usually split and until you lift the motor the splits can be hard to see. If they are not split and you lift the motor too far you will split them.

Lol so its a catch 22... all good...thanks for ur help guys, i think i will let this one through to the keeper (mechanic) as i really cant b bothered with doing it myself at the moment!

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Old 10-09-2003, 20:53   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Dead Engine mounts

I thought I had broken the engine mount in my AU. There was a nice little dent in the bonnet just above the inlet manifold.

Did the brake test and watched the windsor lurch out about 3-4 inches in the air.. OMG!

Took it into the dealer, the mounts were fine, but the bolts from the engine mount into the engine block had snapped in half.

500 bucks later my engine is secured back in place, still got that fricken dent in my bonnet though :(

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Re: Dead Engine mounts

You should be able to tell if the mounts are stuffed by looking at them. When I rebuilt my motor, both mounts were stuffed. As you can see by the pics, the old rubber mounts were all crack and collapsed. Be prepared to pay $200+ for each mount though.

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I was quoted $170 about 2 months ago when enquiring about my mounts.

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How many kays had your ED done when you replaced those engine mounts..?

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Engine mounts had done around 200,000km. I think the ford list price is somewhere around $250ea, but if you get a good delaership you can get them quite a bit cheaper.
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