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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:13 PM   #1
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Opinions needed on this trans mount...

So I pulled the mount today from the gf's XJ that has 232k on it. Needless to say I may have found the culprit to the loud thunk while shifting from gear to gear. I will be doing my motor mounts tomorrow, however I thought i'd just show you guys just how good of condition the old mount was in. This is a side by side comparison next to the new one.
Id say the older one looks a bit...collapsed?

As for the motor mounts tomorrow, anyone have any advice/tips that might make my day a bit easier?

Thanks,
-Evan

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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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So I pulled the mount today from the gf's XJ that has 232k on it. Needless to say I may have found the culprit to the loud thunk while shifting from gear to gear. I will be doing my motor mounts tomorrow, however I thought i'd just show you guys just how good of condition the old mount was in. This is a side by side comparison next to the new one.
Id say the older one looks a bit...collapsed?

As for the motor mounts tomorrow, anyone have any advice/tips that might make my day a bit easier?

Thanks,
-Evan
Motor mounts? Do Brown Dogs!

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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:31 PM   #3
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I already bought duralasts. This jeeps sees no off road so I am not worried about it.
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:44 PM   #4
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How much were the Duralasts?
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:47 PM   #5
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Only $17.99/piece
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Unread 11-15-2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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Is that just the bushings?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 12:36 AM   #7
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No, its for the complete metal framed, rubber interior motor mount. Like I said, this XJ happens to he a pavement queen, so im not to worried about slapping some autozone brand parts under it. Especially with Duralast's Lifetime garuntee.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 02:58 AM   #8
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Installing motor mounts is pretty easy. Use a jack under the engine, put a block of wood under the oil pan and use the jack to lift on the wood. Use the jack to support the engine, then remove the motor mount on one side. Install the new one. Then repeat on the other side. If things go smooth it shouldn't take more than 45 minutes to do both sides.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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Have you heard of having to remove the oil filter adapter in order to slide the passenger side mount bolt out?
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Unread 11-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #10
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On my '98 XJ there was no need to remove any oil filter adapter. Not sure about earlier years.
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Unread 11-16-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
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Well, that was indeed the case. The hardest part of the job today was just trying to find the right O-Rings for the adapter after removing it in order to slide out the passenger side mount bolt.
For whoever needs to know in the future and is reading this thread....the main larger O-Ring is available at Napa. The smaller two can be found at your local ACE Hardware for .25-.30 cents a piece. Upon install I threw a respectable layer of high-temp RTV on the larger and middle sized O-Rings just as extra assurance.
Here is a pic of one of the motor mounts compared to a new one. Needless to say, at 232,000 miles on the XJ, it was time for new ones. They both fell apart into pieces immediately after pulling the slide bolt out.
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