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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-09-2001, 05:56 PM
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Tcase mounts

Ok, here is a question for all the Zuki experts....I'm getting this "whap whap whap" sound when climbing a hill or something that requires some gas. It sounds like my tcase is hitting against something. I've replaced the factory rubber mounts not long ago, and have a beefed up long mount, but stock short side mount. Any ideas on where the noise would be coming from??? I did notice that the front shaft is close to the skid plate, but it doesn't sound like that. I'm thinking of those Urethane mounts with the bolts all the way through......I don't think the newest beefed up mounts that mount to the case and the usual mount would change it. I'm thinking the rubber mounts are giving too much? What do you say??
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Most likely it IS the driveshaft smacking the tranny cross member. It usually hit at the yokes, which would makes the sound you are talking about. Check it out. Could also be the shifter hitting the body?

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Hey Andy : Glad you made it back from the WEST COAST !!!
Check your exhaust system, Mine was doing the same thing. Truned out to be a hanger broken. If your driveshaft is hitting, It should have some marks where it's hitting. Look your shafts over real good to find where its hitting. You might want to check your motor mounts also. (Tim's $0.02) Load that ZUK up and head on up to the ZookMelt this weekend.....[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Tcase mounts

Hey Tim,
Thanks for your 2 cents! I looked a little closer.....the shafts look good....which is good, cause I spent enough on them! Then, I found a few problems. On the short side...seems the top of the mounting bolt, the one sticking straight up, has been making contact with the bottom of my floor pan. And there is a good inch or 2 space while it is sitting in the garage! And, the top most point on the tcase...seems to have been making contact with my floor pan also. The short side rubber mount looks a good bit "twisted" too. It seem that the tcase isn't well located. Funny thing is, this never happened until sometime after doing the spring over?? That is strange to me. I wouldn't think the suspension would really effect that too much. I would think the bigger tires would be more of a problem. But I wouldn't think it would move THAT much??? I'm guessing that the Urethane mounts might help hold it in place. What do you think?
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Don't ferget axle wrap... Mine does that kinna not so well in reverse. Fwd gears are fine.. but in reverse the axle wraps like there is no tommrow.. You might want to go for the traction bar..

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On our Zuks, we pretty much always twisted up the long side mounting arm, but then almost always broke the short arm rubber mount. The poly mount system we have does the trick though. It allows, flex in the system, but not very much up and down play at all.
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Re: Tcase mounts

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If your mounts are new, you are correct on the wapping noise, they are giving too much and stretching. The spidertrax mounts should be a good fix.
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