Its been a few years but I think I ended up changing every mount on my
damned 90 Taurus, dont remember any being that bad to do at all, I think the
rear was the most difficult. Yes!, it surprised me but hold up your engine
by the oil pan, I used a 2x4 inbetween the jack and the oil pan and had no
If the front has been bad a while, the rear is also likely
to be broken. The best way to get at it is remove the wheel
and remove the inner fender liner. Not as bad as it looks.
IIRC, you have to dismount the a/c compressor to get the
front mount top bolt out unless you have the right socket.
When you replace the mounts, be sure to settle the weight of
the engine on them before fully tightening the bolts to the
frame. This allows them to center and take a bit of stress
off the front mount. Use a sturdy block of wood between the
jack and the oil pan and it is fine.
The other posts have you covered on replacement. I'll just add my $.02. The
cause of front motor mount failure on older Taurus/Sables is oil saturation from
leaking power steering pump. Check for and repair any leaks in the pump area or
will be replacing the mount again shortly. This leakage also attacks the AC
around the compressor.
One thing you can do (although its a pain in the ass) Is replace the
return hose off the pump. There is not much pressure on this hose, but
for some reason the rubber gets hard and they leak. Rather than replace
the whole hose assembly, you can grind off the crimped clamp and put on
a 6" or so rated piece of new hose with two clamps. It will save you a
lot of money and grief replacing the whole hose from the rack.
Buts its no fun to grind off the old crimped clamp carefully
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