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2005 Ford 500 with broken torque strut. How to replace?

Torque strut, also called upper motor mount by some needs to be replaced. This is a verticle part near the motor intake and also attached to a bar on the car frame. How do you replace it? Any suggestions for obtaining a replacement discount part, dealer is quoting 300+ for the part alone?

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  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    Mine is worn out as well. If i hit the gas hard, the transmission jumps back and forth. Really bad design. It looks like only 4 or 5 bolts and it will come off.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2012

    Great suggestion from Mechanics 2U. I just ordered from Rockauto and will be installing upon delivery. Quote to fix from Auto shop was $475.00. Thanks so much for the info.

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Try used  maybe a recycle yard  as far as replaceement there all the same  jackup the engine to remove pressure remove one bolt @ a time  if your talking about the part i think your talking about  it has two bolts holding it to two black brackets  one on the car itself and one on the engine  these are fairly easy to change just need some patients and i good floor jack and maybe a buddy for support 
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    Mobile Auto Services Jul 01, 2011

    This is a common problem on these cars. Buy a torque arm bushing for a 1998 Volvo v70, cut out the inner section of your broken bushing leaving the outer rubber in the mount, then press the volvo bushing in. the holes line up perfectly and it is stronger than the stock bushing. So it will last. You will spend no more than $20 for this. You can get them at rockauto.com for under $5.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2012

    This an awesome fix! We had to trim about an 1/8 of an inch off of each side of the volvo mount to fit it in the upper mount but it was a piece of cake. Worke like a charm. Test fit the Volvo part in the old mount to insure a snug fit. I used a royary file in an angle grinder to trim the old rubber out of the original mount until we could press the Volvo mount into it. Thanks for this tip!

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    Sherry Mar 17, 2014

    Does anyone have a part number for this volvo bushing?

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Go to a reputable (non dealership) shop and get a second opinion. Unless there was some sort of collision damage, I think it would be very unlikely that the part has gone bad. The only thing that strut does is limit the radial movement of the engine when you are revving the engine. Under normal conditions it should not get a lot of wear and tear. If the part needs to be replaced, you should be able to find it at RockAuto.com or other online part supplier for a fraction of the dealer price.

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    Daniel Crooks Nov 08, 2014

    I had the issue too. definitely not a result of collision damage. where the mount anchors to a bar across the engine compartment, there is an integral rubber bushing with 3 'spokes' and they crumbled on mine, allowing too much movement and eventually a clunk everytime you put it in gear. luckily I had an extended warranty that covered the replacement

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Those do go bad I had the same problem. The part cost at the ford dealer was 197.00 it took some time to change its not easy. The reason it there is control engine rocking you should fix it.

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