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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:11 AM   #1
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Vibration damper on bottom of trans?

I have a question and have searched the threads to try to find it but I have not been able to. I have a WJ that I did an engine swap on, the exhaust hanger by the trans has a round bar with a threaded end that is the nut for the exhaust hanger then it comes down and meets another bar that is bolted to the bottom of the bell-housing. The one on the trans goes through a hole on the one that holds the exhaust hanger. I put a bolt on it but there is not enough thread on it to tighten it. Obviously I am missing something but I have not a clue what it is. Who can fill me in on this mystery? Thanks!

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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #2
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Ok, I'm confused. Do you have a pic?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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I think hes talking about the engine/transmission vibration braces on the 4.0/42re that run along the passenger side.

Youre trying to thread the hanger bolt through the casting ear on the transmission and into the brace correct?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:21 PM   #4
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I guess thats what it is, I really dont know and none of the WJ's I look under to see what it is have it.. I am at a loss. I have attached a picture.. Thanks!
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:20 PM   #5
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As you can see from the photo there is slack behind the bracket like a half an inch or so..
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Unread 01-29-2014, 06:45 AM   #6
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Did you ever figure this out?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 07:33 AM   #7
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EDIT - I just looked underneath my '99 4.0. There is another bracket which your vehicle seems to be missing. The thickness of the 'collar' on that bracket is about 1/2", which would solve your mystery.
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Haven't seen that before. What engine/trans is this?

Though it's not possible unless you moved it, it sure looks like the end of the sway bar, doesn't it?

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Unread 01-29-2014, 08:58 AM   #9
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Youre missing the brace that bolts to the side of the engine that meets the other two brackets. I'll post a pic from the FSM.
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It's about 10 degrees outside, and my WJ has no lift. This is the best I can get. Excuse focus and lighting, but I think you'll see what I'm referring to.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 09:13 AM   #11
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That's actually a great picture, doityourselfMM. I'm curious and need to look at mine the next chance I get - I don't recall seeing that!
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^^ Yeah, im not about to go outside before I have to go to work, lol.
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