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Old 03-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #1
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rubber spacer under transmission stretching?

I had a teraflex 3" lift installed with spacers on the transmission skid plate and it appears that the part from under the transmission that bolts to the skid plate isn't flush but stretched it doesn't see like that's correct. I'm looking for understanding if that's how others have theirs or is that the reason for a tummy tuck besides just the clearance. seems odd and I'm wondering if I need to pursue this or just let it be. thanks Mike

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Old 03-02-2011, 11:44 AM   #2
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Is it possible you could post a picture? If I could see what you are describing it would help out.

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There should be no way that it is actually streched. Nothing else holds the rear of the transmission/transfer case combination up except for the skid plate that the combination rests on. The transmission mount simply goes between them to absorb vibration.

However, with a little more thought, the transmission mount may now be a little bit too far to the rear since the spacer was installed. Loosen the 4 small 1/2" nuts in the center of the skid plate which should allow the transmission mount to move a tad on its own (or maybe with a little help from a small screwdriver to move it a tad) so it will be be in better fore/aft alignment with the transmission.
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http://www.wranglerforum.com/gallery...php?i=1611&c=2 Also this is a 04 Rubicon with manual transmission; I first noticed this when removing the skid plate for maintenance to transmission it seems that the rubber has separated uniformly maybe maybe not but when they put the spacers on the skid plate it lowers the skid a bit that's why I think the rubber split so tell me whether that's the case or not thanks
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Did you try what I suggested above?

However, transmission mounts do split at their rubber mounts but they are inexpensively and easily replaced. I can swap a transmission mount in 15-20 minutes from start to finish.
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I haven't tried what you suggested yet and I will and since my maintenance I have had it off and it seems to move closer toward the front verse the rear as you mentioned but will try using a screwdriver to center it a bit thanks Also what symptoms would occur once the rubber needs to be replace just some unusual vibrations?
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Vibrations or even a rattle can result from a broken rear transmission mount. I broke one years ago and kinda forget the exact symptoms it gave but they were not all that dramatic.
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