!986 V6 notchback ...Recently replaced motor, tranny and gog bone one week ago. Now motor is shifted and dog bone is not straight. Out of adjustement. Any suggestions to fix the dog bone alignment. Do I need to get new mounts again. Thats a 50/50 chance, right?
Some "main" motor mounts - that is, the large mount that attaches near the area of the alternator bracket - on the 2.8L V6 are designed slightly "flawed". It's not that they are necessarily flawed in themselves. It is that they can push the drivetrain in ways where it seems to sit strange. On my current Fiero I got a motor mount last year that pushed the engine about a two-fifths of a inch further to the left. On a mount I installed a few years ago I actually had to enlarge the holes on the mount pad which pushed the engine about a fourth of an inch over.
I've always had to loosen all the mounts, put on the dog bone but not tighten it down, and then tighten all the mounts up, securing the dog bone last which usually lines it up fairly well. I also do this with poly dog bones, which I've ran on every 2.8L V6 I've had.
Larry...the motor mounts are in corect. I beleive he has installed a dog bone that is to long. Would this cause a shifting of the motor to the right. If so do you or anyone else have the correct center to center distance for the proper dog bone. A part number would be great.
The one presently installed has a dimension of 4.75 inches center to center. To me the installation is poor in that I can see deformation of the rubber bushings in the new dog bone.
I retreived the old dog bone from the shop, lucky he still had it. The old one measures 4.00 inches center to center. I will search for a replacement. Any coment on why the new one is twisting the motor to the right?