I have a motor mounts question.

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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by Soul » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:57 am

I think this is the plate everyone uses, you use the v6 mount and put this plate on top. Link to the full article here : http://www.therangerstation.com/tech_li ... sions.html
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by cgrey8 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:31 am

I don't know if that plate works on mounts newer than 97.

In 98, Rangers underwent a fairly significant redesign under the hood to support rack-n-pinion steering and torsion bar suspension. I'm not sure if Ford also changed the motor mounts. And as discussed, often "flat" plates require that the stock mounts be relocated lower on the crossmember to keep the engine from being too high in the engine bay. Being the 98 torsion-bar crossmembers don't have a U-shaped crossmember to remount them lower, so I'm not sure that these are an option on 98+ torsion-bar Rangers. Notice in his pics, the crossmember for 98+ torsion bar crossmembers don't look the same as 97-older Ranger engine crossmembers.
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by Dave » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:50 am

I think a lot use the convert mounts also, might be cheaper. Chris is right on the later Rangers, they are different.
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by Soul » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:19 am

Silly question, why can't you just go to autozone and get a set of explorer mounts for that year? Or are the crossmembers different?
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by stateranger » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:24 am

cgrey8 wrote:I don't know if that plate works on mounts newer than 97.

In 98, Rangers underwent a fairly significant redesign under the hood to support rack-n-pinion steering and torsion bar suspension. I'm not sure if Ford also changed the motor mounts. And as discussed, often "flat" plates require that the stock mounts be relocated lower on the crossmember to keep the engine from being too high in the engine bay. Being the 98 torsion-bar crossmembers don't have a U-shaped crossmember to remount them lower, so I'm not sure that these are an option on 98+ torsion-bar Rangers. Notice in his pics, the crossmember for 98+ torsion bar crossmembers don't look the same as 97-older Ranger engine crossmembers.
98+ also had coil spring suspension which totally different from the 97 and torsion bar suspension.

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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by Dave » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:59 am

If you have the torsion front suspension, the stock Explorer mounts are the ones to use. Coil suspension is different again. I have prints of what the ones are needed for the coil front, have to dig them up and post later.
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by cgrey8 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:43 pm

If you want, email them to me and I'll try to get them posted to my webspace and link to them so they can be viewed.
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Re: I have a motor mounts question.

Post by Dave » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Chris, I used to have your address but lost in computer crash. Now it asks me to establish an account with Microsoft.
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