do I have to remove the front differential to change enginge mounts?

Asked by May 08, 2014 at 12:57 PM about the 2004 Ford Ranger 2 Dr XL 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It is a 2004 ford ranger 4x4... I need to change driver side motor mount,  the front wheel
drive looks like it is  in the way... do I have to remove it to change mount,... and how hard
is it to remove the front drive?

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It would help to know which motor you have

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Harbor Freight sells an Engine Cradle for about $70 that helps enormously. Unbolt both mounts, pick the engine up and change the mounts. Safe and effective. Without digging too far into it, it does look like you'll have to remove or at least disconnect some Front Axle components. I really recommend a manual - more to prevent disassembly of parts you didn't need to. Also, I recommend you change them both and look at the trans mount carefully. Don't want to do the job twice!

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