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In this video we have a look at a Ford Fusion that has had the parts cannon unloaded on it in an attempt to repair a "torque vibration." After they were at their whits end I had a look at it and discovered it had a failed transmission mount. Replacing it cured the problem and all is well. -Enjoy!
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49 thoughts on “Ford fusion has a case of the shimmies”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Miguel Alvarenga says:

    I have a 2018 Ford fusion hybrid with the same issue would it show on a diagnostic check

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 12vLife says:

    I have a van with only 20k miles. One of my mounts is failing , and I hear a clunk when reversing. Is it possible that a slow battery acid leak could have caused this so early? How about bottoming out while off road? How about during the replacement of transmission?

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Monte' Williams says:

    You are the G.O.A.T.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bos says:

    You are the best Auto Repair channel on u tube. Keep em coming please.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Daniel Guzman says:

    It can last a few more miles lol.

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dan Booher says:

    Better than the movies out there ! always fun and educational ! Thank you so much !!!

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don V says:

    “Safety 3rd”… Cracked me up. Creaky ball joints are grim reapers. I lived to tell the tale of lwr LF breakage on a 85 Hondoo Civic at 70mph. Tire turned 80 deg CCW in about 3/10 sec. Let’s just say I gave my Guardian Angel a workout that day. 😇

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rockcycle Studio says:

    Good Job Eric ! I could tell in this video you were in another gear .so I assume your pretty busy,but you still took the time to entertain us so thank you !

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stealth G35 Infiniti says:

    So sad that the aftermarket electronics parts are junk/problematic. For my G35, owners recommend using only OEM Cam and Crank Sensors otherwise you will need to change them again very soon, usually when it lives you stranded.

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J.C. Paul says:

    Dongers 😂
    What's happening hot stuff?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joey Sanchez says:

    Im working on one with shaking after 15 minutes on cruise control.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Patrick Reynolds says:

    Good job. Kiss keep it simple stupid. Amazing in our profession sometimes it's simple looking you in the face.
    I helped a tech once that spent three days on an electrical problem. Asked if he checked fuses. Yep….ended up he was looking at the wrong fuse.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars konstantinus Stoyanov says:

    Multi tasking, pro

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve 62 says:

    Great video as usual Eric , always enjoy what you do and how you figure things out, I'm in UK and I thought our roads were bad but it's No wonder you do so many suspension and steering repairs ,when you go on test drives the roads seem terrible, keep up the great work and complain to your government about the road conditions 😁

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars George Del Toro says:

    Great fix

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Delewski says:

    Put some jello on the dash

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Andy Williams says:

    I worked as a crank shaft grinder for some time. The grinding wheel needed to be very well balanced to grind a crank with a good finish. The wheel is about 24inches diameter. The mount pivots at the bottom and sits on a rubber bush when not in use so can vibrate freely. To measure the vibration a 6inch long thin spring steel strip fixed only at one end is used. 2 rollers adjust the length of the strip to adjust the frequency. When at resonance the strip will vibrate over 1 inch at the free end.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Gary Finger says:

    Off the subject, I haven't hear how your Deer hunt went this year

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars boogerhead0 says:

    You have probably seen the "Death Wobble" on solid-front-axle vehicles, like Jeep Grand Cherokee 1999-2004, etc. Man, those are violent. The steering wheel is back and forth at about 4 per second.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars THESALVISTYLE says:

    I would probably use one of them fishing bells and attach it to the steering wheel with a gator clip to show shimming….. just a thought…..

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Douglas Thompson says:

    Don't remember seeing you do any but I would be very interested in seeing you pull down a front IFS differential for a complete rebuild of the trac-lok. I am getting ready to rebuild my 97 Ford Ranger with trac-lok in front and back. The back was a cake walk but I am looking for shortcuts for the IFS. Of course this is in my driveway but at least I am going to wait til the snow is gone! I enjoy your videos.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars edward ennenga says:

    Great Job ! as always your thorough diagnostic skill show what elevates you way above the field of shop technicians !

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Downriver says:

    Loved the ride through rural NY. Nice. I just dont care for your states politics

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mikeaaron777 says:

    Your cup wit water can be a pickle jar with water and cover, and alian tape to the dashboard.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars TL Stanbro says:

    You got a wonder what the story is behind us some 16-year-old just got his license and thinks he has a hot rod or what

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Alan Morrison says:

    How about an Eric O. bobble head to show vibration?

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John peltier says:

    looks like another tool box inventory job.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ray Bolden says:

    I don't want you to get a big head, but I enjoy your entire work process. I like the simple explanations for us amateurs and to also learn something while being entertained. Thank you!

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert J says:

    Hot damn! He got a can of Kroil!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Prudhomme says:

    I wish there were more mechanics like you I've been watching your videos and good honest mechanics are hard to find Wish you were in my area I'm from Calgary Calgary Alberta Give my left arm for mechanic like you

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Al Whitesell says:

    Just had to do this on a 2010 Town and Country all four.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Donnie Wood says:

    Put a bottle of water in the cup holder and you can see the vibration.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jimmy aber says:

    Get holders for light bulbs and an adjustable rod holder for the vehicle. Set up the row of bulbs in holders at the same height and adjust the rod in holder on car at 1/2 inch below bulb height and do your drive by. If you break bulbs it ain't fixed. (I'm borrowing this from old Ford twin I beam tv ads from the 60s)

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mama&Papa Bear says:

    for vibration put hulu girl on dash

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Rewijk says:

    Hello Eric , Iike the happy place thing. Attention for details for shure. Greetz John.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bighappy says:

    I'm not sure, But I think that motor mount needed 6 more bolts to secure it properly.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Allan Meehan says:

    Try glass tube half filled and use rubber grommet on ends then lay across das

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bovabova says:

    arent these torque to yield bolts

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CrazyPetez says:

    Well done, Eric O.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Doug Keil says:

    Got a 2012 Fusion, doing the same thing, gonna check it out. Thanks for the tip.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Phil Jamie Ross says:

    coin on dash board

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Plug and Play says:

    I like the cut of your jib.

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jerry Daily says:

    Put a bobble head on the dash.

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Richard Hawks says:

    Dashboard hula dancing girl for vibration

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Magoo Lew says:

    Was it Kroil Oil that you used for the penetrating oil?

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Robert Clark says:

    If one mount is bad what does the other ones look like before they need to be replaced ?

  47. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Mardis says:

    I have the blue point chassis buddy. It won’t “show” it on camera. But you absolutely can hear it.
    I use it to sell work when the customer thinks I’m “fos” and don’t believe me. I strap on a couple of sensors, change the channels with the customer in the car (after I show where I placed them with the car on the lift) while driving and BAMM!, if they can afford the job it’s done. If not, they come back to me when they can afford it because I had proof of concept.
    I would love to have a pico nvh kit though. But having enough sensors is cost prohibitive. I believe trying to tell a customer that the right frequency proves it is a little bit out of their comprehension level.

  48. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Mardis says:

    Neg batt is first on last off

  49. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jay Cannon says:

    Nothing like fixing something some one else could not to make your day.