Symptoms of a failed motor mount can often be misdiagnosed as the engine running rough.
- Vibration can be felt in a cabin or seat
- Steering wheel shakes
- Visible engine mount fluid leak
What you will need
- Park the vehicle and allow it to cool down.
- Support the engine by placing the jack right below the engine. Place a wood block between the engine and the jack to prevent damage to the engine or oil pan.
- Remove the coolant tank from the bracket and put it to the side.
- Remove the two bolts that secure the engine mount to the frame.
- Remove the two 18mm bolts that secure the engine mount to the engine block. If the engine starts to lower, raise the engine slightly using the jack supporting the engine.
- Once all the bolts and nuts are removed, remove the engine mount from the vehicle by lifting it. Watch the following video for more help.
- Install the new engine mount.Start by tightening the nuts to the engine block. If needed, lower the engine until the mount sits on the frame, installing both bolts that secure the mount to the frame.
- Torque all the bolts to specification.
- Engine Side Nuts:
- Chassis Bolts:
- 60 lb-ft (mounts with two bolts)
- 35 lb-ft (mounts with three bolts)
Ford Focus engine mounts may also be referred to as motor mounts or engine isolators. The passenger side engine mount is oil-filled (hydraulic mount).
The passenger side engine mounts on Ford Focus can fail, leading to engine vibrations to be felt in the cabin. Replacing Ford Focus mounts is an effortless procedure and takes about one to two hours per mount.