2000 Focus


#1

My niece owns a Focus with an engine trembling when she first starts it. Someone told her that it was a motor mount. She plans to buy a new car in a couple of months. Her question is, should she hang on without replacing the motor mount and let the dealer deal with it?


#2

What did “someone” tell her to do?? Changing parts based on pure guesswork is never a very good idea. At least have a real mechanic look at it… A broken motor mount (if it is indeed broken) can lead to other more serious problems…


#3

Who is the “someone?” Was this an actual mechanic who inspected the car and the mounts? If this is really just a thing at start up I’d be skeptical that it is a bad mount.

Is her check engine light on and or flashing? If it is flashing at her then there’s a good chance she won’t get a couple of months out of it.

If it does turn out to be just a bad mount, I’d keep going with it for the last few months of ownership as long as it isn’t literally broken.


#4

Replace the injectors-they are low quality on these cars


#5

The engine might just be misfiring, which can cause the “trembling”. A change of spark plugs (clean air filter?), and a bottle of Techron Fuel Injector Cleaner, dumped into the gas tank, might be all it needs. Why do the expensive stuff?