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Old 08-10-2012, 09:51 AM   #1
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Broken motor mount what are my options?

I broke the motor mount bracket off the Jeep and have some concerns about replacing it. The bracket is the drivers side on a 99 TJ 4.0. I'm in Puerto Rico so replacement block is not exactly an option. Any help might just get a bottle of the finest rum for the poster with fix that works. I'm Jeepless!!!

PS. This is my daily driver so I'm dbl screwed.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Why can't you get a replacement? Brown dog is a good option.

Weld it, make your own of you can't get one shipped?

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #3
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If you look at the pic the 2 bolt holes on the block are busted away. I can only get the screws to bite on maybe 3 or 4 threads.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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If you look at the pic the 2 bolt holes on the block are busted away. I can only get the screws to bite on maybe 3 or 4 threads.
Sorry I'm on my phone but I took a look now. Ouch, how did that happen? You could weld a new mount to the block instead of bolts.

So both holes will bite? Or just one. You could get slightly longer bolts and see how deep they will thread.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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Puerto Rico traffic got me this time. Both holes bite just not much (around 3-3 1/2 turns each). The bolts are only 2" long maybe so I don't think there's too much room left in there.
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Are you talking about the rubber mount of the bracket that bolts to the block?

It sounds like you need these: Heavy Duty Jeep TJ/LJ 4.0L Motor Mounts (00-06)

They use several more block bosses so you'll be good to go. I use these + BD mounts and my motor doesn't budge.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:03 AM   #7
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I don't see any rubber on the mount brackets. They're pretty beefy steel. I've seen a couple beefy aftermarket mounts but I already bought the replacement mount and bracket and would like to not spend another $200. Also, I only need the drivers side not the pair. I wish I could have someone fab up a plate to the original mounting bracket.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #8
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S2572-L, Left Super Engine Bracket, 4.0L and 4.2L Jeep YJ, TJ, XJ, MJ
This is often used for your exact situation. Can be used with the Jeep-style rubber motor mounts. Shipping is $5.00 to Puerto Rico.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:28 PM   #9
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Had a local guy her weld up some plates to use in the open thread openings on the block. Thanks for all the replies.

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