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Old 10-16-2013, 10:13 AM   #1
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98 GT Engine looks a bit odd?

Was checking my fluids today and I just noticed my Engine looks like it's leaning or sinking in one side. I'll get photos in a few after work.
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All that torque man!!
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All that torque man!!
psssht its just a 4.6!....... JUST KIDDING!! I got respect
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Maybe a bad motor mount ill wait till the pic os posted
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Photos. Looks like the passenger side is sinking. Also I know engine bay is dirty. I live down a dirt road and it's kinda pointless trying to keep my engine clean.
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Definitely leaning towards the passenger side. Also, for living on a dirt road the engine bay don't look too bad man!
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Check the motor mounts on the passenger side. Was the car ever in a accident ?
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Check the motor mounts on the passenger side. Was the car ever in a accident ?
Not that I know of. Only had the car for 4 months. Straight body and frame.

Edited but I looked under the bumper rear and saw foam is that normal?
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psssht its just a 4.6!....... JUST KIDDING!! I got respect
Isn't the 98 a five oh

---------- Post added at 06:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:11 PM ----------

It definitely looks like a motor mount problem, hope it's nothing too serious
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Isn't the 98 a five oh ---------- Post added at 06:13 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:11 PM ---------- It definitely looks like a motor mount problem, hope it's nothing too serious
95 was the end of the notorious five oh.. but damn that thing has a gangsta lean for sure.
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Foam is bad.... may be from the motor mount if its a hydromount. I would deff take a look at where the foam os coming from a lean on the motor while it may look cool is not cool engine damage wise . If u can take a pic of the foaming area
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There's the foam. Dirty then I remember. It's my rear bumper. Uploading more from underneath engine.
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Underneath.
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Last of the photos. Sorry for multi post.
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The foam inside the front bumper is normal. Also it seems as you have a bad motor mount.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #18
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The foam inside the front bumper is normal. Also it seems as you have a bad motor mount.
Going with maximum motor sports on AM. Like 80 bucks I think. Do they have good reviews?
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Going with maximum motor sports on AM. Like 80 bucks I think. Do they have good reviews?
definitely your motor mount, my 98 has the same lean...it is a little bit down on the passanger side like yours. Im looking to get new new mounts.

Anything Maximum Motorsports will serve you well, theyre one of the best Mustang suspension companies imo
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How long can I go with bad motor mounts? Plan to replace them in the next few weeks.
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How long can I go with bad motor mounts? Plan to replace them in the next few weeks.
Lol.
I think that 1996 thought that your car was "frothing" Slash...

You've probably been driving that car for a while, with the broken motor mount, before you noticed it...
As long as it isn't doing anything weird or making any horrendous noises, you should be ok driving it a bit until you can fix it, BUT, drive it easy and no more 5 grand launches until you get it fixed...

I also recommend doing the transmission mount while you're at it. Its probably had the crap torqued out of it as well.
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Lol. I think that 1996 thought that your car was "frothing" Slash... You've probably been driving that car for a while, with the broken motor mount, before you noticed it... As long as it isn't doing anything weird or making any horrendous noises, you should be ok driving it a bit until you can fix it, BUT, drive it easy and no more 5 grand launches until you get it fixed... I also recommend doing the transmission mount while you're at it. Its probably had the crap torqued out of it as well.
Around 60-65 mph I notice vibration. Could that be a sign of the bad motor mount? Can't be tires because I just got them balanced. Plus a new alignment.
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Around 60-65 mph I notice vibration. Could that be a sign of the bad motor mount? Can't be tires because I just got them balanced. Plus a new alignment.
Possibly, it could be your tires falling apart if you feel the vibration a little bit in lower speeds be carefull I've seen tires falling apart while driving and tire up the whole side of a mustang totaling it. Just check your tires if they are bulging any
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Around 60-65 mph I notice vibration. Could that be a sign of the bad motor mount? Can't be tires because I just got them balanced. Plus a new alignment.
It's highly possible that the vibration is related to the motor mount. Just take it easy and try to not let it vibrate like that.
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I know it's not my tires. Brand new tires. I heard steel motor mounts were bad. Been reading up on motor mounts still leaning towards MM Mounts.
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Wednesday-Saturday next week I will order motor mounts. Called around shops and they price 300-400 labor. Wow. Anyways I've been looking on forums and talking to mechanics I work with and all they said was use a jack and a 2x4 and lift it between the engine and trans just enough to get the old mounts off. Shouldn't be that hard.
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