My car has reached a stage of fix or bin.
Frankly it's been a good car the 2 years I've had it, doing 30k in it
it's needed nothing but a new back box until recently at 51k when it
needed a new steering rack, and now needs the offside and nearside
engine mounts replacing.
Have had a quote from Ford for the two engine mounts and they've quoted
me around £150 for the pair - is this really right? They're a bolt
surrounded by rubber essentially. This is robbery!
The debate is as the mounts are knackered prematurely does this give a
high chance that other parts are looming to fail early too?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Colloquialisms used "knackered" "offside" "nearside" and "binned", a
pound-sign instead of a dollar-sign, posting through ntlworld and
Virgin - Shawn, you missed the point totally and hopelessly, he'd have
a REALLY long drive to get to the nearest NAPA parts house...
More than likely a Trans-Atlantic flight. TWIAVBP.
That said, engine mounts do start failing around that age, even with
low-ish miles (or KM's...) It's more a factor of environment - if
they've gotten and stayed oily from leaks or road oil, that kills them
a lot faster.
Go shop again at a reputable aftermarket parts house - Ford doesn't
make their own mounts, they order them from a specialty supplier.
Find the parts from that supplier (like Moog or Borg-Warner or even
[gack] Lucas...) order their premium line, and you are probably
getting the OEM Quality part. Without paying Ford extra to buy it and
And mounts aren't hard to change yourself, or find a mechanic who
isn't that busy so he'll deal on prices.
And check at the dealer again and be a bit more aggressive -
sometimes they will actually be competitive on price if things are a
bit slow, and you aren't biting at the first price they throw out.
--<< Bruce >>--
The Kontaminator wrote: (Escort 1994 1.6 51k)
The offside and nearside engine mounts need to be replaced.
Ford quoted £150 for the two mounts - is this really right?
They're a bolt surrounded by rubber essentially.
Would these do the job?:
These three engine mounts are for a 1994 Ford Escort L4 1.9L FI
$25.99 Anchor Mount, Right Front
$24.99 Anchor Mount, Rear Left
$11.99 Anchor Mount, Front
You could buy all three mounts for $62.97 or £31.80 at today's
exchange rate, plus tax and shipping cost.
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