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XJ6C Trans mount

 
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Old 09-01-2014, 03:47 PM
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Hello again,

The XJ6 trans mount is driving me crazy. I rebuilt the mount with new rubber mounts, new spring, new rubber spring caps, and a new bushing. After assembly and installation the front of the motor is nosed down to the point the fan is rubbing the fan shroud. There are 4 mounting bolts for the mount. The 2 rear have what appears to be about 3/4" spacers, the 2 front bolts do not have any spacers. If there were spacers at the front bolts I think it would bring the transmission down, nosing up the front of the engine. Does any one know if there are supposed to be spacers at these two points? The car came without any, but it was also missing the trans mount bushing. Perhaps the previous owner (or owners mechanic) removed them to compensate for a missing bushing? This has got to be the most complicated trans mount I have ever worked with!

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Is this: they style you're looking at? Spacers toward the rear of the car, IIRC.
 
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Make sure you get that bracket that the spacers are on switched the right way -- my first time it was upside down, and that did set the transmission off kilter.

Also: is it possible your front engine mounts are in bad shape?
 
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Calhale,

Spacers are as shown in your diagram (nice!). Front mounts are new.

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Hello again,

Dumb... When I removed the mount, the large donut bushing was completely disintegrated (missing), so I did not realize that it needed to be pressed into the mount. I originally installed it floating inside the spring riding above the bottom of the mount. I thought it was to cushion against horizontal movement not lateral movement. After scratching my head for some time, and staring at calhales diagram, it dawned on me the size of the wide groove around the perimeter of the the bushing was roughly the same dimension as the height of the collar welded to the bottom of the mount and there was probably a reason for that! So I took it apart for the 3rd time and after some wrestling with the bushing (use lots of WD40) to get it into place, I reinstalled the mount. The engine height at the fire wall looks correct now and the fan spins freely.

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