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T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

So.. I drove on the ferry last night, and came accross to Vancouver Island.. and when I pulled off the ferry, I noticed that under load, (right off the line) my car was making a BAD banging noise.

So I checked the driveshaft U-joints, and htey were firm, but the T-case was moving 1" or so back and forth.

Yikes.

So i tightened all the bolts on the tranny bushing and skid plate. Took it around the block.. and it seems to be a bit better, but not 100%

could this be the engine mounts? it looks like they are starting to crack... (the bushings)

What else could this be?

I don't see anything holding up the engine/tranny/tcase combo except the engine mounts, and the tranny bushing..

Is that really it?
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

Im not completely sure I understand what your symptoms are, but tranny mounts are a somewhat common prob and cause lots of slop in the tranny-t-case. There dirt cheap and quick to replace, so it might be worth while (at least to look at it and see what shape its in.) Its probably not motor mounts. You will DEFINATELY know when those are gone. My old ford with the 360 in it lost the motor mount when I was smoking the 35's and the noise it made I was sure I was going to find a gaping hole in the block. Good thing those motors were heavy enough to be tanker anchors, it fubared the mount surface, but didn't hurt the block at all.
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

When I am sitting on the line, and throttle up, the engine vibrates like usual (you know, the shifter starts bouncing around and that's when you hit the gas some more and get off the clutch)

... back to my problem.. at that point, it sounds like the t-case is swinging back and forth and smacking on the framerails.
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

Ok, yea I would suspect tranny mount or possibly a busted torque arm (though I have only seen that ONCE)

Crawl underneath and push/pull on stuff till you find whats loose.
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

Torque arm being the thing on the drivers side of the tranny? With the bushing in it?
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

You know I can't remember off hand which side its on.... Its only on one side and it is like a piece of flat stock with a rubber bushing and a bolt through the skidplate. This is off a cj, but I am guessing that torque arms didn't change too horibly much in 10 years....
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Re: T-Case.Tranny.Engine? What is it?

Nope.. I tighted up that sucker.. but not how I would have liked to.. so I'll do it again later.
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