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Old 08-08-2014, 11:19 AM   #1
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Transmission Mount probelm

Ok so I finally put my 2.5" pro comp lift on while my transmission was out of the jeep and when I went to put back in the transmission everything went fine. However I just put back on the stock skid plate and I can not line back up the wholes with the transmission mount it is almost like the whole transmission needs to come back an 1". I am at a loss of how to get the mount to line back up. Some info 93 yj with 4.0 and ax15 with stock skid plate, 1" body lift, 2.5" pro comp lift and energy suspension transmission mount. Thanks for any help.

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Old 08-08-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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That's a common issue on the Cherokees as well. What I did for mine is put a ratchet strap on it and ratchet it back into place. You may need a couple of them but you should be able to get it to line back up. Just be smart about what you're doing/ hooking stuff too and go slow and you should be fine. That's just my two cents though. Good luck

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Is this a common issue due to the lift or due to removing the transmission
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Unless im mistaken that means you have something put together wrong. On the stock skid plate there are hols for the 2.5 trans mount and different holes for the 4.0 trans mounts. Side to side I can see just pushing the trans over to line up the holes. But if its an 1" off foward or back i dont suggest you pry push or anything. I would think it just means something is mounted incorrectly. Thw skid plate can only go on one way but if im not mistaken there is 2 different spots on the bottom of the trans that you can mount the trans mount. I would look into making sure its all mounted correctly. Ive taken my trans out 5-6 times and have never had a problem with the holes lining back up and I have a 4" lift and a 1" BL.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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Did you put the skid plate on backwards?
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:12 PM   #6
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Unless im mistaken that means you have something put together wrong. On the stock skid plate there are hols for the 2.5 trans mount and different holes for the 4.0 trans mounts. Side to side I can see just pushing the trans over to line up the holes. But if its an 1" off foward or back i dont suggest you pry push or anything. I would think it just means something is mounted incorrectly. Thw skid plate can only go on one way but if im not mistaken there is 2 different spots on the bottom of the trans that you can mount the trans mount. I would look into making sure its all mounted correctly. Ive taken my trans out 5-6 times and have never had a problem with the holes lining back up and I have a 4" lift and a 1" BL.
I never took the mount off this round just took out the transmission to replace the internal slave and replaced my lift the transmission was in before with the same mount with no issues lining up like I stated before the transmission seems to need to come back a little bit as the slip yoke is even not fully in the transfer case. I have tried moving side to side and this helps a little but still just off enough that the bolt will go in crooked but will not straighten out
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Did you put the skid plate on backwards?
Definitely on right the bigger open holes are at the transfer case and muffler respectively and I believe the skid plate can only go on one way
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Yes the skid can only go on one way since the fram is skinnier at the tcase and wider at the trans/eng side. Ok I can see if you never took off the mount. This just means something else is preventing it from lineing up. Are your motor mounts good? If they are bad and allowing or hold the engine forward this could be the issue. Other than that its got to be something. Lifts only change the DS angles and lower the axles. They have nothing to do with engine/trans/tcase placement, unless you added a MML.
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Yes the skid can only go on one way since the fram is skinnier at the tcase and wider at the trans/eng side. Ok I can see if you never took off the mount. This just means something else is preventing it from lineing up. Are your motor mounts good? If they are bad and allowing or hold the engine forward this could be the issue. Other than that its got to be something. Lifts only change the DS angles and lower the axles. They have nothing to do with engine/trans/tcase placement, unless you added a MML.
Ok that's what I thought about the lift and skid plate just wanted a second opinion. I will check the motor mounts they were fine before but could be bad now thanks for the help
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If you left the engine hanging for a while that may be it, I would turn the motor mount bolts lose and try to work it back in place and then tighten it all down. Just Me. Good Luck!
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If you left the engine hanging for a while that may be it, I would turn the motor mount bolts lose and try to work it back in place and then tighten it all down. Just Me. Good Luck!
This is what I think happened. And either the mounts are just off or they are bent and damaged not allowing things to line up.
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When I replaced the tranny mount on my friends YJ, the original mount wasn't bolted on and the tranny just sat on top of it. When I finally was ready to mount it up I had to use my legs (didn't have the jeep on a lift) to push the tranny about an inch to the side to align things. Once lined up, I had no issues when everything was tightened down. If it's just misaligned, moving it a bit to fit shouldn't have any negative effects.

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