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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #1
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Engine Leaning towards driver side

Howdy Fellaz. I was driving home a few nights ago on the freeway and I heard a bang and thought I might have hit something laying in the road. When I got to my exit and stopped, I noticed the shifter was stuck in 5th. I drove in 5th really slow two blocks to my apartment. I got under the jeep and looked at the shifter from below and I could see that it was being sandwiched to one side.
I looked online and saw someone had a similar problem and fixed it by replacing his transmission mount.

I had looked under my hood and noticed that my engine was leaning towards the drivers side, but figured it was just the weight of the transfer case binding the motor mount bushings. I dropped the skid and saw that my transmission mount was pretty much blown apart, so I went ahead and replaced it.
I got everything back together and I am now able to put it into neutral, but it wont shift into 1st or 2nd. I looked under the hood and noticed that the engine is still leaning towards the driver side. The motor mount bushings look fine. What would cause the engine to lean besides the motor mounts?

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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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Is the motor mount still bolted to the engine block?...
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:04 PM   #3
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oh crap. Just looked underneath and I can see 3 bolts sheared off. How would I go about fixing that? dang!
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oh crap. Just looked underneath and I can see 3 bolts sheared off. How would I go about fixing that? dang!
Start by looking at the engine block to see if the motor mount bolt holes are broken out...
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Unread 03-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Start by looking at the engine block to see if the motor mount bolt holes are broken out...
Im not exactly sure what you mean, but the holes in the engine block seem to be intact. The bolts themselves are broken off into the engine block. I edited my previous post with a picture.
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Im not exactly sure what you mean, but the holes in the engine block seem to be intact. The bolts themselves are broken off into the engine block. I edited my previous post with a picture.
I would check to see if you can turn what remains of the bolts, try tapping them with a small punch and hammer to see if they will move (rotate)?

Great picture by the way...
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Unread 03-07-2013, 06:20 AM   #7
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Thats not going to be a fun job.........Id be looking at replacing BOTH side mounting bolts too.......the other side could very easily be compromised as well if they are all thats holding the engine up.
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Unread 03-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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ouch. Im gonna have to sell my kayak to fund this project.
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