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Unread 11-25-2011, 05:44 PM   #16
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Torque arm stud gone! Replace now or is it a big deal?
Replace now. If yer in a jam, you can use 3/8 threaded rod from the hardware store. If you drive too long without it, then your transmission mount will be shredded.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #17
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So I found a torque arm stud but it is with all the trany mounts too is there anywhere i can buy just the stud? Or will the all thread rod work?
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Unread 11-27-2011, 03:45 PM   #18
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So I found a torque arm stud but it is with all the trany mounts too is there anywhere i can buy just the stud? Or will the all thread rod work?
All thread rod is just fine.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 03:48 PM   #19
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Kk one more question how tight should it be? just squishing the rubber gromets?3
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Unread 11-27-2011, 04:39 PM   #20
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Kk one more question how tight should it be? just squishing the rubber gromets?3
That's pretty much what I did - squished em down like a shock absorber thing.
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Unread 11-27-2011, 05:08 PM   #21
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Ok thanks a ton!
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Unread 12-08-2011, 05:52 AM   #22
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So I made my own torque arm stud and the clunk is better in 1-4 then 5th is the same. I bought trans fluid to see if that will help.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:22 AM   #23
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So I made my own torque arm stud and the clunk is better in 1-4 then 5th is the same. I bought trans fluid to see if that will help.
Did you check your transmission mount? U-joints?
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:48 AM   #24
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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?
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Unread 12-08-2011, 06:55 AM   #25
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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....

Seen here at the top center of the display picture. The 2 rubber bushings and nuts go with it.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56003_04.htm

You may be able to find just the stud itself.


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Heh, that's what the nut is suppose to be attached to.
Mines missing.
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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.

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Unread 12-08-2011, 07:06 AM   #27
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K ill have to do some investigating! How long did it take you to do the mounts?
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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.
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Unread 12-08-2011, 10:25 AM   #29
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By cross member you mean skid plate? Were you having that clunking before you replaced these parts? And did it fix it?
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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.
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