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Urgent question,

The aluminum casting which bolts to the end of the gearbox, and then bolts to the mount which is under the battery tray, the big bolt which goes into this ally casting is a steel bolt, the casting l think is threaded ? as there is no nut or place for a nut,

so my question - is the hole in the casting threaded all the way down?

The engine has come off the mount this side as it looks like the thread has been stripped in the ally casting and the engine has dropped.

I think I'll need another casting which I think is a Ford part,

Any advice is welcome
 

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Wouldn't use the existing mount(Ford part No. F1344688) again as the bolt threads wont grip the worn alloy enough to hold! The part from SCC works out cheaper than buying the mount from Ford themselves surprisingly enough and you will have to use a trolley jack to gain the height on the gearbox to enable you to tighten the bolt without stripping the threads on the new mount..I would also change the steel bolt(Ford part No.F1370604) & seeing as you'll have everything stripped that far down i would advise changing the gearbox mount for an uprated one!!
 

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The car is question is mine, the poster is my father trying to help me lol - so far all we know is ford are taking the car friday to repair, i will update when we know more.

I also think i would order uprated ones at some point in the future.
 

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:thumbsup: These get damaged very commonly in STs that have their clutches replaced. Its normally caused by mechanics doing up the outer bolts on the mount before offering up the gearbox to the mount and hand tightening the bolt in the centre. If the outer bolts are already tight its very easy to crossthread the bolt. Your easiest and cheapest repair would be to put a Helicoil insert in the arm to replace the damaged thread. Just make sure that when you put it all back together you do the bolts up in the correct sequence, ie the centre bolt first followed by the 4 outer bolts. The one in the photo has an uprated Hardrace mount which is why it looks different to standard.

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