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Unread 08-23-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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5 speed transmission "moved" towards driver

I thought I had this licked, but I was wrong.

The 5 speed in my jeep 'moved' or 'leaned' towards the drivers side making it really hard to get it into first gear. Looking at the truck from the underside, the transfer case looks crooked. Meaning the drivers side of the t-case looks closer to the skid plate.

I took the skid plate off, thinking it was the transmission mount, but that mount looks like it's in one piece. SO I buttoned everything back up thinking things had just maybe gotten misaligned.

I recently had a shop change the pinion seal, but I doubt they had to loosen anything up that would have effected this.

ANy ideas?

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Unread 08-23-2012, 05:22 PM   #2
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Unread 08-23-2012, 05:53 PM   #3
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Looks like I found the culprit....Driver's side Motor mount is broken off. Lucky me! And even luckier, it looks like the previous owner welded something in here. What is this supposed to look like? And how do i get these broken bolts out of there?





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Unread 08-24-2012, 07:56 AM   #4
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After doing some research...looks like browndog custom motor mounts are the answer to this. Am I correct?
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Impressive! Keep up the research! So far you havent needed anyone else's input! I would recommend filling out your profile, it will help people give you advice.

What motor, lift, tires etc? Future plans?

The reason I ask, is there is no point in brown dog if you dont plan on doing a BL or MML. Just get stock replacements. If you plan on doing a tummy tuck in the future, get the MML Brown Dog mounts now. Make sense?
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Go with stock motor mounts.
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You are on the right track. The brown dog motor mounts with their heavy duty brackets should allow you to get back on the road without trying to remove the broken bolts. Make sure you get the rubber version. You are going to need to do a 1 inch body lift at the same time if your Jeep does not already have one.

Give them a call and they should be able to sort you out.
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Impressive! Keep up the research! So far you havent needed anyone else's input! I would recommend filling out your profile, it will help people give you advice.

What motor, lift, tires etc? Future plans?

The reason I ask, is there is no point in brown dog if you dont plan on doing a BL or MML. Just get stock replacements. If you plan on doing a tummy tuck in the future, get the MML Brown Dog mounts now. Make sense?
I just filled out the profile..thanks for the advice

I ordered the Brown Dog mounts already mainly because the bolts are sheared off in the block, and the brown dog option seemed the easiest for me and my limited mechanical skills.

When ordering, I also found out, that the engine swap that was done by the previous owner was done 'incorrectly.' He said it was a 2000 engine, but the block casting number (53010341) shows it to be a '99 or older motor. So when he was doing the swap, he cobbled the 2000 MY motor mount to the pre 2000 MY motor.
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Yikes! Good luck getting it situated! Did you get the stock height mounts or MML height?
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Basically...I am going with whatever Tim tells me. I am sure it's the stock height
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Impressive! Keep up the research! So far you havent needed anyone else's input! I would recommend filling out your profile, it will help people give you advice.

What motor, lift, tires etc? Future plans?

The reason I ask, is there is no point in brown dog if you dont plan on doing a BL or MML. Just get stock replacements. If you plan on doing a tummy tuck in the future, get the MML Brown Dog mounts now. Make sense?
The OPs issue some or all the bolts on the block mount sheared off. Brown dog makes replacement ones that utilize the extra unused holes on the block. By the looks of the pictures the OPs rubber motor mounts are okay.
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Yes, go with Brown Dog. You don't have to go with lifted mounts, which would likely necessitate the body lift. And their bracket replacement kits should be the ticket to get that mess straightened out.

I just installed Brown Dog mounts (1") in my Jeep two weeks ago and they're awesome, and the folks at Brown Dog were great to work with. I ended up spending extra on the rubber bushings to reduce tub vibration.

You'll be happy with your choice.
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The OPs issue some or all the bolts on the block mount sheared off. Brown dog makes replacement ones that utilize the extra unused holes on the block. By the looks of the pictures the OPs rubber motor mounts are okay.
You have much better vision than me, I could not tell that's what was going on.
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You have much better vision than me, I could not tell that's what was going on.
X2... though I was on a phone... not a pc.
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X2... though I was on a phone... not a pc.
Same, lol
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