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Anyone having trouble with thier transmission mounts? by AL87
Started on: 10-07-2013 10:39 PM
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Report this Post10-07-2013 10:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I replaced the engine and transmission mounts on my car a few months ago when I had everything out because

I had to replace the trans because the torque convertor snout bearing wiped out on the shaft it sits on.

Anyways, when I had to drop everything to find that^ out I noticed one of the trans mounts was almost ripped off.
AND IT WAS NEW...
and I replaced it with another new one and now, not much later, I can feel the engine/trans moving more than it should, and I hear the clunking from it going into gear from neutral because torque is applied. and the little catch fingers keep everything from flying around.

I am fed up with this, its BULL that the manufacturer would make this cheap of a mount...
where are the solid mounts being sold? Rodney?

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Report this Post10-08-2013 05:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for BlacktreeClick Here to visit Blacktree's HomePageClick Here to Email BlacktreeSend a Private Message to BlacktreeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Rodney's urethane mounts are pretty good.

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Report this Post10-08-2013 07:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Engine? Tranny? how are the rest of your mounts? Could be an issue with the product, or a bad mount somewhere else.
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Report this Post10-08-2013 09:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anything can be defective new, just depends on your luck, when I can I prefer to buy NOS factory parts, but like others have said it could be something else putting extra stress on the one that went.

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Report this Post10-08-2013 12:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for theogreClick Here to visit theogre's HomePageSend a Private Message to theogreEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Likely missing/damage dog bone. V6 uses 2.

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Report this Post10-08-2013 12:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
ALL the mounts were replaced 3 months ago when I had to swap my junked trans out***

the only mounts I know of are the top dogbone, the one engine mount. and the two transmission mounts; front and rear plus the little dinky shock absorber.

I know its the rear trans mount, the top plate on the mount that bolts to the transmission bracket seems to be peeling off the vulcanized rubber it was put onto, and the only thing safe about the new mount is the catch finger, of which I believe the old OE mount had U-bolts in the vulcanized rubber for extra protection. (not sure %100 all the oe had u-bolts, but the engine mount did)

and its not completely ripped off the rubber, just about %50... but its enough so that I can feel clunking from the mount moving more than it should if it were still in one perfect piece.

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Report this Post10-09-2013 07:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for LZeitgeistClick Here to Email LZeitgeistSend a Private Message to LZeitgeistEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Use poly. Stock replacements have seemingly become crap over the years.

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Report this Post10-09-2013 10:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've been looking st this for many years now. I think I finally have the answer. I need some used rubber trans mounts for R&D. Anyone have any? The rubber can be totally ripped off but mark them so I know what goes with what.

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Report this Post10-09-2013 10:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RodneyClick Here to visit Rodney's HomePageClick Here to Email RodneySend a Private Message to RodneyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
No need for samples. I bought a few from Rock Auto to use for R&D.

Later this next spring I'll have a low cost replacement rubber kit for trans mounts.

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Report this Post10-09-2013 11:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AL87Click Here to Email AL87Send a Private Message to AL87Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
sweet! but I think I may go poly here...

I don't know what it is, but somehow theres too much shock reaching the rear trans mount, and that's whats causing the rip.

ALSO because the replacement mounts are utter poo.
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