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Old 01-10-2013, 09:28 AM
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I am beginning to suspect that I have a bad motor mount. I have a drive train clunk that I can't find . To shift into 1 abd 2nd sometimes I have to rev the engine. Etc etc. Has anyone changed one? Is it tough? Any special tools?I am suspecting the drivers side? tia
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:04 AM
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It's not that big a job to do.You will need to raise the engine using a jack and wood block or engine hoist.remove the two top nuts on both mounts,remove the lower nuts(you will have to get the truck),raise the engine.You don't need any special tools.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:15 AM
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Default Re: Bad motor mount?

You could have a bad motor mount, but your shifter is part of the trans, so no outside linkage to bind, having to rev the engine to shift sounds like other problems.
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It's not that big a job to do.You will need to raise the engine using a jack and wood block or engine hoist.remove the two top nuts on both mounts,remove the lower nuts(you will have to get the truck),raise the engine.You don't need any special tools.
Each mount has 2 nuts on top that hold the bracket to the mount. The mount on rock auto looks like it has one bolt on the bottom and a straight stud that must go in a hole. I however can not see the bottom bolt/nut from under the truck?

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You could have a bad motor mount, but your shifter is part of the trans, so no outside linkage to bind, having to rev the engine to shift sounds like other problems.
I agree about the linkage. I think I will change the mount out first and then attack the tranny issue.

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Old 01-10-2013, 10:34 AM
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You could have a transmission sync problem.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:42 AM
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You could have a transmission sync problem.

Again I agree, however if my clutch is to the floor and I rev the engine the clutch should be disengaged?

Any idea how to access the bottom motir mount bolt. Do I need to take the front tire off?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:07 AM
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Removing the motor mount is a bigger deal than i remembered.Access is to the lower bolt is were the coil spring is.You will have to remove the tire,shock,and (unless you have long extensions and u-joint)the spring.

Your clutch is not fully disengaging.It could be a leaking slave cylinder or it could be a cold weather issue. I've had this problem every time it gets cold. Whats weather like in your area.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:11 AM
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Removing the motor mount is a bigger deal than i remembered.Access is to the lower bolt is were the coil spring is.You will have to remove the tire,shock,and (unless you have long extensions and u-joint)the spring.
i was coming to the same conclusion. I have extensions swivels etc. I also found this

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/4-cyl...-thinking.html

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Old 01-10-2013, 12:27 PM
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I located the driver side in Texas for $80. I think I am going to try and figure out if the mount is actually bad before I spend the time and money. Maybe I will try a big crowbar under the mount. My balancer fell off my DS and maybe I have slop in the rear diff. I also have dent/ bend in my crossmember. I will keep you posted

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Removing the motor mount is a bigger deal than i remembered.Access is to the lower bolt is were the coil spring is.You will have to remove the tire,shock,and (unless you have long extensions and u-joint)the spring.

Your clutch is not fully disengaging.It could be a leaking slave cylinder or it could be a cold weather issue. I've had this problem every time it gets cold. Whats weather like in your area.
Seems to shift better in the morning when cold. Average temp in the morning 20f

No leaks in the system. I changed the clutch and slave 1.5 years ago.

I was thinking of pulling the mc and bleeding it. But with the clunk and slight vibration I was trying to think outside the box. Thx



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Old 01-11-2013, 08:00 PM
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Did you find the problem.
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:14 AM
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Did you find the problem.
Not yet.

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:32 AM
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have someone rev the engine while you watch it. if its a bad motor mount a lot of times it will move a good bit. You said its the drivers side correct? when mine went out the engine moved so much it made the fan hit the shroud and cut into the blades of my fan.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:02 AM
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SOLVED

I ended up changing my clutch MC and so far it shifts like a dream.......Changing the clutch MC was a PITA until I figured out how to do it....I have another thread where I explain how to change the clutch MC on my Gen Ranger.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:19 AM
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How did you get it to go back in place.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:01 AM
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Removing the motor mount is a bigger deal than i remembered.Access is to the lower bolt is were the coil spring is.You will have to remove the tire,shock,and (unless you have long extensions and u-joint)the spring.

Your clutch is not fully disengaging.It could be a leaking slave cylinder or it could be a cold weather issue. I've had this problem every time it gets cold. Whats weather like in your area.
Thanks for the post on 98 motor mounts. A big help in planning my mount swap. Also any ideas on where to get a good repair manual other than ford for my 98 ranger ( have a Haynes poorly written and illustrated). Again thanks for the post.
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