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How do you change the motor mounts on a 1999 ford contour v6 (or 1999 mercury cougar) engine. The two bottom mounts on the front and back rails are broken.

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I've seen people lift the motor slightly and stuff a chunk of a tire in there. Its actually better in some cases than OEM. You wont need to disconnect the motor from the trans. easiest way is to take the hood off and lift the motor just enough to get the old mounts out. There isnt anything real complex about a mount. Like I said... lots of people make their own. Probably more people pay the big bucks to have a pro do it and have genuin OEM part put in, and then pay with their credit card.

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I am thinking of buying 1999 mercury cougar auto trans V6, ad says needs gear postion sensor. Should I buy? IF YES HOW DO CHANGE GEAR POSITION SENSOR, HOW MUCH?


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you do know for sure the issue is the starter ?

Robert

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