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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-15-2004, 07:41 PM
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transmission mount bolt dont line up

Wow, I really dont know how to work this site. this is my second attempt at a post. Anyway, I took down my skid plate and when I went to put it back up under the tranny, it didnt line up with the tranny bolt. it looked as if the trans went further back. i had to put the bolt thru the slot and jack up the plate until I could start a coupl of bolts. then I tightened them until everything fit. oh yeah, its a 92 wrangler 6 cyl w/130,000 mls. orig owner. plus I lost or broke the tranny mount bolts twice. any help would be appreciated. thanks Marc [email protected]
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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

I'm confused.... [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] what's the question? Seems normal to have to do that, if the trans moves down or to the side at all when the skidplate isn't supporting it anymore, you're going to have to work it back into place. So what's the question?
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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

I find it easyer to deal with by supporting the back of the motor at the bellhousing before and while the skid plate is off. A bottle jack and chunk of wood will do it. If you let the motor drop down you risk damage to your exhaust and maybe even the motor mounts.

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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

I have to do the same thing with my CJ. I use a couple of long (shouldered) bolts that I thread in to the frame to guide the skidplate into place and bolt it in with the shorter unshouldered bolts.
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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

Same here, but I had my exhaust removed, but I also supported my tranny when the crossmember was off right at the bell housing, or on the tranny pan with a 1 inch think board a lil bit bigger than the pan itself. Those where the 2 places I used when taking out and puttin my tranny back in.
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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

that happened to me doing a clutch on a cj5.

i took the lazy route and slotted the holes with a wizzwheel to facilitate bolt installation.
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Re: transmission mount bolt dont line up

thanks for writing back. I thought it would automatically line back up. Most of the people who wrote back made me realize that thats what happnes. thanks Marc
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