'00 exhaust hanger insulators


parkerb
04-11-2011, 12:23 PM
hey gang, found a couple insulators cracked badly. ford won't sell just the rubber. for the 4 brackets w/ insulators will run $100.

i've seen the jegs and other generic looking ones. i have no confidence since i've never used one.

anyone have a lead on just the OEM insulator pieces?

tia,
parker

phil-l
04-11-2011, 01:09 PM
parkerb -

I recall finding a particularly badly cracked exhaust hanger on my '00 - and rummaged around my parts bin a found a new spare hanger left over from an exhaust project on my old Isuzu Trooper. It fit fine and installed without problem.

If you go to a quality auto parts place (i.e., not one of the mass retailers - though you might luck out there, too), they should be able to set you up without problem.

olopezm
04-11-2011, 08:39 PM
I've seen some at autozone, they might look crappy but they'll do the job!

parkerb
04-11-2011, 08:48 PM
hey guys, thanks. i have a '98 cargo with a blown engine that i use for parts. i found 2 that were pretty decent. i'll hold onto the split originals and take them with me next time i head to napa or autozoo.

in my searches i found alot of mustang talk of cheap knock offs that looked and were sized identical but didn't provide the same stifness- allowed the entire system to move around excessively.

as always, i'll report back with my findings.

mark_gober
04-11-2011, 10:31 PM
hey guys, thanks. i have a '98 cargo with a blown engine that i use for parts. i found 2 that were pretty decent. i'll hold onto the split originals and take them with me next time i head to napa or autozoo.

in my searches i found alot of mustang talk of cheap knock offs that looked and were sized identical but didn't provide the same stifness- allowed the entire system to move around excessively.

as always, i'll report back with my findings.

I've used the generics before and they work just fine on my 2000 Windstar.

Mark

northern piper
04-12-2011, 09:16 AM
I agree with Mark. I've used the non-oem ones and found them to be just fine.

parkerb
08-07-2013, 07:33 AM
just an update... found ford does sell just the insulator. $8. p/n F68Z-5F262-AA.

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