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Old 02-15-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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F250/350 Body Mount Replacement

The rear two of six body mount insulators on my 2005 F350 cab have deteriorated and need to be replaced. I removed the two long bolts and carefully put a hydraulic jack under the rear of the body and tried to jack it up and it didn't budge, although I was uber careful since I didn't want to force the body and damage it. It looks like it would only have to rise about 1-1/2" to remove and replace the rear insulator donuts. Does anyone know if I can jack up the rear if I first slightly loosen the front two mounts, and loosen the two mid-cab mounts a bit more so that I can tilt the cab up and forward to replace the rears?
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If not here I would bet the guys on some of the many Ford diesel forums could tell you all you need to know.
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Old 02-16-2015, 01:01 PM   #3
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If not here I would bet the guys on some of the many Ford diesel forums could tell you all you need to know.
I though so, too, and surprisingly there was only one response that pointed me to a video that wasn't helpful at all.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:48 AM   #4
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If not here I would bet the guys on some of the many Ford diesel forums could tell you all you need to know.
I never heard of them wearing out.

See TheDieselStop.com--the top website for Powerstroke diesel owners.
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Old 02-19-2015, 08:18 AM   #5
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Several instances of '08-up owners jacking the cab up for some clearance, but those are designed to be lifted. I would assume that there are some other mounting points that are restricting movement--sounds logical that if you went to all the mounts and loosened them, it might raise enough. If you manage to get the clearance you need, might consider doing them all at the same time?
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A little follow-up if anyone else runs across this problem. I finally found someone on a Ford diesel site who's replaced his mounts. And yes, most if not all of the F250/350 truck bodies can be removed for extensive service, about a 2-hour process for an experienced mechanic. Fortunately, I don't have to do that.

The factory top donuts can compress over time and allow the mount assemblies to rub, squeak, and bang because there's quite a bit of metal inside the donuts. Mine is so bad it sounds as if part of the exhaust system is banging against the frame or the spare tire is loose and banging against its mount. After eliminating both of those issues, and even taking off the tailgate and test driving, it can only be the body mounts. I have four deteriorated bottom donuts and two to four upper donuts that are compressed too much.

When I asked my question, I thought there were only six mounts under the cab itself, but there are two more mounts up front near the radiator mounts and the cab and front fenders have to move together. I can apparently lift one side and replace the bad donuts, then bolt those down and work on the other side. The mounts are about $100 each (upper and lower) and I hope not of all mine are bad. This also explains why Ford quoted me well over $1,000 for the repair and it's a shame that a ten-year old truck needs new body mounts. I could buy aftermarket polyurethane mounts but they apparently cause a harsh ride because they're harder than the originals. In any event, thank you everyone for responding and perhaps this info will help someone else.
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