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2002 Ford Escort ZX2: Idle vibration..Motor mounts..Ford Dealer

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Idle vibration 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 Motor mounts replaced authorized Ford Dealer no results advised problem can not be solved. Also have 1998 Escort no idle problem.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 8 years ago.
HiCustomer Thank you for asking your question on JustAnswer. The other Experts and I are working on your answer. By the way, it would help us to know:
-Is the engine skipping/running rough or a vibration felt in the body?

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Engine vibration when car is idleing and automatic tran is engaged in drive . Example waiting on traffic light to change. Vibration includes and can be felt at steering wheel . No skipping or missing Ford dealer also increased R.P.M idle speed did not solve problem.
Expert:  Scottdagoalie replied 8 years ago.

I have seen this problem before and there is a procedure from ford to limit these vibrations.

The first step is to loosen the motor mounts and transmission mount bolts a couple of turns.Put the car in park/or in gear if a manual, and rock the car back and forth to free up driveline binding.Retighten down bolts .Recheck for vibrations.If some are still present,you may need to look to the exhaust hangers rubber being too stiff from age.Remove the hanger rubbers and support exhaust.Recheck to see if vibrations are reduced.If they are,replace the hangers with more plyable rubber ones.

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