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Unread 12-26-2013, 03:11 AM   #1
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Engine tilted, tranny not in line, fan hitting... help

okay, not even sure how to describe what I am facing...
I was driving and made a turn shifted into third and heard a weird sound, tried to shift into second and the stick was stiff really couldn't move at all and the jeep was making a real strange sound... sounded like a diesel almost or rocks were in the engine... I looked at the engine looked normal but i could tell it was tilted slightly towards the passenger side because the carb was at an angle unlike I had ever seen on it previously... I was able to drive home but I couldn't really do anything past second because the fan was hitting the little plastic barrier surrounding the radiator. The motor mount looked fine to me but it was dark and wasn't sure. I'll post pictures as soon as I can but any input on speculations would be appreciated in the meantime.

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Unread 12-26-2013, 05:36 AM   #2
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motor mounts and transmission mounts... also check the frame mounts in the same area..
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Unread 12-26-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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Check your motor mounts. Sounds like one or more is toast. Check your trans mounts also. As far as the noises that sounds like a trans that is about to stop working.
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Unread 12-26-2013, 06:19 AM   #4
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Sounds like the nutserts in the frame rotted out & the skid plate dropped.

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Unread 12-26-2013, 08:04 AM   #5
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Sounds like the nutserts in the frame rotted out & the skid plate dropped.

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+1 ditto. Do you have quite a bit of frame rust? That would be my guess.
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What willl be my best bet at attacking this?
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Unread 12-26-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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Follow the advice above.
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have you identified the problem?

Pictures?
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Unread 12-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #9
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Hey, sorry guys didnt get a chance to check it out at all yesterday.
I took a look at it from under neath and i could see that the piece of metal that bolts onto the engine block was detached, looks as if it normally has 3 bolts it had one still on the plate but not in the engine block. ill try and get a look into the block and pray that the bolts didnt snap off inside the block and hopefully i can just slap some new bolts in there. the rubber gasket on the drivers side is pretty shot too, ill probably be replacing both engine mounts pretty soon after all this is sorted out.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 03:04 PM   #10
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WOW! boy did I get lucky.... All three bolts were detached on the passenger side, drove it (foolishly) about 1/2 a mile to my friends garage. Jacked the engine up assessed the problem, go the old motor mount (severely rusted on) off took a solid hour... maybe even more between finding tools and muscling rust out.. than the drilling and ez-out process began as 2 of the bolts had snapped off inside the engine block. (mind you this is all outdoors in the pouring rain too was soaked head to toe, went to home depot to try and get an angle drill, got the wrong tool first time, so back I went and found a toy jeep willys from the movie cars in the lot, so i took it as a good omen. sure enough i get back and we begin to drill the old bolts out and the first one comes out with relative ease and the second one came out with a little more love. than off to autozone to buy the actual new mounts to use.. 2 left in stock 16.99 a piece!! what a steal! going to hook those babys up tomorrow when it isn't pouring rain! got to drink some beers and watch the giants win instead! (even though it was meaningless)
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