Ford Lower Engine Mount Upgrade Focus ST 2013-2014
- Fits 2013-2014 Focus STs
- Upgraded Engine Mount
- OEM Ford Part
- Easy Installation
Ford Upgraded Lower Engine Mount for all 2013-2014 Focus STs.
Reduce wheel hop and improve traction on your 2013-2014 Focus ST? This Upgraded Lower Engine Mount from Ford stabilizes your engine for improved performance.
Features and Benefits:
- Genuine Ford Parts
- For Improved Handling
- Prevents Excess Movement
- Reinforced Construction
This reinforced motor mount prevents excessive engine movement, reducing wheel hop and torque steer. Originally used on the fully-electric Focus, this reinforced mount is the best option for keeping your engine in place.
Please Note: This lower engine mount is the factory original part for all 2011-present Ford Focus electric cars and original equipment on the 2015-2016 Focus ST and 2016-2017 Focus RS.
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The main culprit of the wheel hop in the Focus is the rear engine mount. The mount is made of a soft rubber, allows the engine to flex a little bit too much, calls in the hop issue. The easiest way to fix this is to replace the mount with something a little bit firmer. Today, we're going to move our factory mount, and replace it with this electric mount from Ford.
This is the factory motor mount found in the electric Ford Focus. If you're familiar with electric cars, you know they have a ton of torque. Ford realizes this and uses a much heavier duty engine mount for their Focus. Thankfully, it's a direct swap for the Focus ST, making for a low-cost upgrade.
For this installation, you need a jack and jack stands or a lift, 3/8 ratchet, T30 torx bit, 15mm deep socket, 13mm socket, 6-inch extension, 15-mm wrench, 13-mm wrench, 3/8 torque wrench, and safety glasses.
Once you have your car up in the air, you want to locate the rear engine mount, which is right here. To get to it the first step, we're just going to remove this cover so you have easier access to the hardware.
We're going to start with the four nuts that hold the bracket here that goes between the bottom of the mount and our factory downpipe. Now we'll remove the bracket located here. There's one nut here you've got to remove, and the other one's up, kind of around the corner.
Next, we have to remove the bolt that holds the actual engine mount to this bracket. Remove the bolt that holds the mount to the subframe. Now we can slide it back, which makes it easier to access the last bolt we've got to get off here, and this one as well here, to remove this bracket so we can get the mount out of the car.
The last bolt for the bracket is one hidden down here in the bottom. Remove the bracket, and then we can remove our factory mount. Here you can see our stock ST mount versus the electric mount on the side here. This, I can actually move with my thumb. There's so much flexibility in this mount. This one, very, very solid, which should definitely help with our wheel hop problem.
Put our new mount up into place. Slide it back as we did before, and then we'll reinstall the bracket. When you get everything in place, just hand tighten it for now, and then we'll go back and tighten everything up.
Now we'll torque to 70-foot pounds. Reinstall the first part of the bracket. Now we'll reinstall the bracket up to our downpipe. Go ahead and keep everything loose at this point until you get it all into place. Now we can start tightening everything down.
Our last step is to reinstall the cover, and our installation is finished. Now we'll get or ST back on the ground. We'll take her for a test drive. We'll see how well it works.
Fortunately, this isn't the best day to do a test. Notice the thermometer on the car says five degrees. That's probably optimistic. It's a lot closer to zero or even below zero here right now. Let's go give it a shot and see if we notice any difference. Of course, you really can't hit it in first. It should just spin.
That's spinning through second as well. Looked pretty good in third, though. Good thing is, it was spinning. It wasn't hopping. Before, the car would hop really badly because it was fighting for traction. Now, it's just spinning, which is good because it's not hopping. It's not going to hurt the suspension. Not so good because it's cold out, and there's a lot of salt on the road, so we're going to end our test drive and head back to the shop.
It's hard to believe a small part like a mount made that much of a difference, but then again, given how flexible the stock mount was, I'm really not that surprised. The electric Focus engine mount got rid of all of our one, two shift hops and most of our launch hop as well. Installation should only take you around an hour. You'll be back on the road in no time.