Torque arm stud lives right next to the transmission mount, driver's side and bolts through the skid plate. You should see the bottom nut under the skid next to the 2 tranny mount nuts. Stabilizes the drivetrain when it tries to twist (torque) under acceleration. Drivetrain won't twist as much if you're already up to speed....
Well the mounts look ok idk what I'm really looking for I guess and u joint idk have not had the rear drive shaft off yet could that clunk?
I replaced mine recently. It looked OK till I took the cross member off. As for the u-joints, grab the rear driveshaft and try to move it around at the u-joints. If there's a considerable amount of movement I'd replace them.
K ill have to do some investigating! How long did it take you to do the mounts?
For me it took about an hour to an hour and a half. I was working slow and I was replacing my torque arm stud and bushings and cross member. But I've also taken that thing off more times then I can count.
It shouldn't be that bad if you've had the cross member off before and the bolts are seized to the nutserts. Just put a jack under the drivetrain and loosen the bolts on the cross member.
Yes by cross member I mean skid plate. No but I was replacing the bushings in the torque arm as. The others were old ones I got off another junk vehicle and I had only put a bolt through it. Rocks have destroyed my torque arm bolt a few times and when it did the shifter would shake like crazy after starting from a dead stop.
Also, a buddy donated me a pristine skid plate due to a tummy tuck he got. Mine was concave from all the rocks. I then found the bad transmission mount and went ahead and replaced that. I also anti-seized every bolt.