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Unread 11-15-2009, 11:31 PM   #1
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Transmission Mount Replacement

Fellow JF member WhatsWrong needed his transmission mount replaced, so when he came over today to replace it I took a few pics along the way.
It's a fairly easy, straight-forward repair that can be done pretty easily & quickly.

First we got a new polyurethane mount.




The we removed the 2 transmission mount nuts & the nut from the torque arm stud.


We jacked up on the transmission pan enough to lift the weight off of the skid plate & placed a jackstand under the output shaft housing to hold everything up.
Here you can see the old rubber mount that uses 2 studs with nuts on them to attach to the skid plate.
The old mount wasn't broken, but due to a leaking automatic transmission pan it had become soft and collapsed, allowing the T-case to contact the skid plate.


The 2 nuts & bolts the held the OE rubber mount to the bracket on the transfer case were reused, and here you can see how much "taller" the new polyurethane mount is.


We reinstalled the skid plate and the torque arm stud nut. Notice how the new mount uses bolts through the skid plate, as opposed to the OE studs & nuts.
This makes for a lot "cleaner" skid plate with at least 2 fewer things to hang up on stuff!



Also, notice how much clearance there is between the skid plate & transfer case!
If yours is touching the skid plate or within a 1/2" or so of touching it, you should consider this repair!

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Unread 11-15-2009, 11:56 PM   #2
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That's a great one, I mean it's not complicated at all but it should give the extra push for those out there afraid of messing up everything, BRAVO Max. BTW you lucky guy, you got no rust on your skid plate bolts....
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Unread 11-16-2009, 12:01 AM   #3
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I put the same mount in 2 months ago, lovin' it.
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Unread 11-16-2009, 12:03 AM   #4
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That's a great one, I mean it's not complicated at all but it should give the extra push for those out there afraid of messing up everything, BRAVO Max. BTW you lucky guy, you got no rust on your skid plate bolts....
Actually, it's not my Jeep. The owner is a fellow JF member & friend (link to his profile in OP) and his Jeep is in near perfect condition! It's one of the cleanest YJs I've seen in a long time!

Surprisingly though, the skid plate bolts in mine & my wife's YJs are in good shape too!

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Unread 11-16-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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man i need to find some people in my area to get or offer help... flordia is looking mighty good in those pics.. jersey is pretty unpleasing right now
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Surprisingly though, the skid plate bolts in mine & my wife's YJs are in good shape too!

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I've drug mine over all kinds of stuff and the bolts are in perfect condition too.

Quite a while ago someone was having troubles finding that mount and when I told them it was the same as a Chevy mount they didn't believe me..... I'm saving this.....

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Thanks for the pics Max, I go the same mount from Morris week before last because of you. I have the new muffler and insulator bolt also. Going in this week to change it all out.
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Woop woop, that was a good day! Awesome guide Max ! Thanks for the compliment on the no rust on my skidplate SGD.

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Did your friend buy mount at a local parts store or order it? How much $ ?

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Did your friend buy mount at a local parts store or order it? How much $ ?

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Funny story.

Actually I bought it a while back at an AutoZone Parts store for about $22 or so. I had planned on putting it in my '91 YJ while I was rebuilding my AX-15, but I misplaced it.

My old rubber one wasn't too bad so I left it in. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this new one, so I used it in his '93 and he is going to get me another one later on.

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You misplace stuff too? Sounds like me man !
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So you have to remove the cross member?

I live in Lakeland, FL - maybe I could come to Stuart for some guidance on doing mine.
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So you have to remove the cross member?

I live in Lakeland, FL - maybe I could come to Stuart for some guidance on doing mine.
If you mean the skid plate, yes it must be removed.

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My old rubber one wasn't too bad so I left it in. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this new one, so I used it in his '93 and he is going to get me another one later on.

My dad said he is ordering it soon so I will keep you updated.
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My old rubber one wasn't too bad so I left it in. A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across this new one, so I used it in his '93 and he is going to get me another one later on.

My dad said he is ordering it soon so I will keep you updated.
No worries, no hurries!

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