How to Replace a Ford Van Motor Mount

by Robert Good

The motor mounts on a Ford van will be removed and replaced the same way. The only component that will differ from model to model will be a metal mount guard on the lager cargo vans. The motor mounts are what keep the engine secured to the frame of the engine and keep the engine from thrashing around while the engine is running. There will be no set time frame when it comes to completing this and you will need the correct tools for the van that you are working on.

Lift the Ford van's front end using the jack and support the front end on the jack stands. Remove the jack from underneath the Ford van. Position the jack under the oil pan and place the wooden block between the oil pan and the jack to disperse the weight of the engine so that the oil pan won't be crushed when you raise the engine.

Remove the metal mount cover, if your Ford van has one, using the Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the screws on the upper and lower ends of the cover. Loosen the motor-mount bolt that is located in the center of the motor mounts using the ratchet set.

Raise the engine of the Ford van up two inches using the jack. Remove the bolt from the center of one motor mount using the ratchet set. Pull the motor mount from the fitting. Slide the new motor mount into the fitting and replace the bolt to the center of the motor mount. Repeat for the opposite motor mount.

Lower the engine down using the jack and remove the jack from underneath the engine. Using the torque wrench, tighten the motor mount securing bolts to 80 ft-lbs. or higher, depending on the type of Ford van on which you are working.

Remove the jack stands with assistance from the jack and lower the Ford van down to the ground.

Tip

  • check Motor-mount torque specifications for Ford vans will be between 80 ft-lbs. and 110.8 ft-lbs. A larger engine will need higher torque specs and smaller engines will need lower torque specs.

Warning

  • close Do not remove both motor-mount securing bolts at the same time. One motor mount must stay secured to the frame of the van to ensure that the engine will not fall and kill you.

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About the Author

Living in Tucson, Ariz., Robert Good has been writing from 2003 on a wide variety of subjects ranging from sports, gardening and cooking to auto repair, home maintenance and travel. Good holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of the State of New York.