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Saggin' Tranny!!!


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I bought my '69 about a month ago and finally had the opportunity to drag myself underneath to investigate what the shift linkage was banging on. Turns out the transmission is too low causing the linkage to bang against the drive shaft! I can literally lift the end of the transmission upwards!!! Broken trans mount maybe...I found a bolt with a missing/broken rubber but not too familiar with vintage European quite yet so not absolutely sure if there could be something else I couldn't see. If anyone can send me some pics of this area that is in working order so I can compare what it should look like. Input, comments and first-hand knowledge would be very much appreciated, thanks!

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I can do you one better- order yourself a new E21 320 mount,

drill the hole in the dinkly little crossmember out to fit it,

and you'll see how it goes.

It SHOULD be a disc about 1" in diameter with a stud coming out each end.

What often happens is that it breaks in half, the half that bolts to the tranny

works loose and then falls out. Then your transmission drops.

One thing- that little crossmember is supposed to be sraight. I've seen 'em bend...

(and if you were talking about someone transgendered who is in need of

cosmetic surgery, I have no advice whatsoever! heh...)

t

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Good lord Tito. That's aweful. Luckily it should be an easy fix. As Toby said above, order a replacement transmission mount.

IE HD rubber mount: http://store.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=ireland&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=219127833&Count2=136268258

Here's what your looking at.

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Photo for illustration only. Blue mount is not stock.

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Also depicted here.

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Do not drive that car any more before doing a thorough inspection of everything else. I'd say it's a safe bet to go ahead and order engine mounts from IE too. I'd be surprised if your fan blade hasn't thrashed the radiator yet. Good luck.

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...depending upon how long the mount was gone, and how long it was driven that way, your guibo (big round rubber disc with 6 bolts in the pic above) could be damaged as well. It must be perfectly aligned and not flexed while rotating. With the trans tail dropped, the guibo gets undo stress which can cause it to crack and eventually break apart.

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Last week I replaced the shift tower bushings on my 2002s shift platform. My shifter was also bouncing off the driveshaft. The bushings were completely worn out. The process was time consuming but it was totally worth it. If you're going to change the transmission mount and guibo you might as well change these too. Heres a good write-up. Good luck.

http://www.cyclopticgaze.com/2002/17shift_mount.html

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