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Old 03-15-2016, 10:02 PM
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2008 Jk Motor Mounts

Anyone know anything about where the motor mounts bolt to the frame and engine ? IS IT POSSABLE to bolt a motor mount using the wrong set of holes on either side? Thus causing the motor to be to be just slightly crooked? Edit : Lmao to be to be ..

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Old 03-16-2016, 06:32 PM
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Anyone know anything about where the motor mounts bolt to the frame and engine ? IS IT POSSABLE to bolt a motor mount using the wrong set of holes on either side? Thus causing the motor to be to be just slightly crooked? Edit : Lmao to be to be ..
Come on now , where are all the old skool jeep owners .... someones got to have an accurate response ...

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Old 03-18-2016, 11:32 AM
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I'll try this.. Has anyone ever installed a motor mount bracket on a 2008 jk Rubicon with a 2.8 engine?
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:40 PM
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Woo Hoo !! Have I actually stumped the Wrangler Forums?
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I'll try this.. Has anyone ever installed a motor mount bracket on a 2008 jk Rubicon with a 2.8 engine?
2.8?? Or 3.8?
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I'll try this.. Has anyone ever installed a motor mount bracket on a 2008 jk Rubicon with a 2.8 engine?
you're going to find very few of us with experience on that engine. Maybe one or two guys on this forum
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2.8?? Or 3.8?
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you're going to find very few of us with experience on that engine. Maybe one or two guys on this forum
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I don't really understand your question, are you asking if it's possible to install an engine incorrectly in a jk? Depends on who put the engine in. It's conceivable but I think it's unlikely incorrect motor mounts are the source of your crooked transmission.
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I don't really understand your question, are you asking if it's possible to install an engine incorrectly in a jk? Depends on who put the engine in. It's conceivable but I think it's unlikely incorrect motor mounts are the source of your crooked transmission.
2008 Jk Rubicon 3.8 4 inch lift . ( not 100% sure on the lift but high ) Ok I ve been beating my head against the wall on this and so has the dealership. I have tried one other forum with no luck, so I thought id try here. My transmission is in slightly crooked. If you were to remove the shifter boot ( 6 speed manual ) and look down the hole in the body you can see that the trans is off center , the circle in the trans were the shifter goes is sort of in the 7 o ' clock position. Then if you put the boot back on and the plastic ring is hard to shift into second gear especially in cold weather because the boot binds up being so close to the tub. When in fifth gear the shifter looks to be in neutral position. We bought it used and was not like this when we bought it. We had clutch problems and had been back to the dealership 3 times , the dealer claimed on the 3rd. visit the trans was causing the clutch issues and they put a rebuilt one in. When we get the jeep back the trans. is crooked. It goes back to the dealer for the crooked trans. issue . They claim they found a broken motor mount on driver side causing the crooked drive line and replaced it along with a new trans mount.. Its STILL crooked . IS IT POSSABLE THEY USED THE WRONG BOLT HOLES ON THE MOUNT ? THUS REBOLTING THE TRANS CROOKED ? what can be causing my crooked trans? Please help.. crossmember fine... This is a copy and paste from another forum I posted in!
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2008 Jk Rubicon 3.8 4 inch lift . ( not 100% sure on the lift but high ) Ok I ve been beating my head against the wall on this and so has the dealership. I have tried one other forum with no luck, so I thought id try here. My transmission is in slightly crooked. If you were to remove the shifter boot ( 6 speed manual ) and look down the hole in the body you can see that the trans is off center , the circle in the trans were the shifter goes is sort of in the 7 o ' clock position. Then if you put the boot back on and the plastic ring is hard to shift into second gear especially in cold weather because the boot binds up being so close to the tub. When in fifth gear the shifter looks to be in neutral position. We bought it used and was not like this when we bought it. We had clutch problems and had been back to the dealership 3 times , the dealer claimed on the 3rd. visit the trans was causing the clutch issues and they put a rebuilt one in. When we get the jeep back the trans. is crooked. It goes back to the dealer for the crooked trans. issue . They claim they found a broken motor mount on driver side causing the crooked drive line and replaced it along with a new trans mount.. Its STILL crooked . IS IT POSSABLE THEY USED THE WRONG BOLT HOLES ON THE MOUNT ? THUS REBOLTING THE TRANS CROOKED ? what can be causing my crooked trans? Please help.. crossmember fine... This is a copy and paste from another forum I posted in!
Would a pentastar 3.6 mount Bracket bolt to my frame and engine ? Making the engine slightly crooked? Cause they (dealership) replaced a driver mount bracket . And a rebuilt trans. And it was not crooked when I bought the jeep, if it was my wife would have had a hard time shifting it at test drive and many hours after.
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Since I've seen your other forum post, I'll copy paste my response from that forum. Loosen all the bolts and tighten them down to the torque specs, if that doesn't fix it, make sure that your frame is straight. If your frame is straight make sure that the crossmember is seated correctly and torqued right. Without pictures, we can't tell you anything except for off the cuff ideas, take a few photos and post them, and then maybe someone can help you.
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Back to my original questions ....Anyone know anything about where the motor mounts bolt to the frame and engine ? IS IT POSSABLE to bolt a motor mount using the wrong set of holes on either side? Thus causing the motor to be just slightly crooked? Would a pentastar 3.6 mount Bracket bolt to my frame and engine ? Making the engine slightly crooked? Cause they (dealership) replaced a driver mount bracket . And a rebuilt trans. And it was not crooked when I bought the jeep, if it was my wife would have had a hard time shifting it at test drive and many hours after. I was really hoping someone out there might be able to answer these few questions , that would definitely help me a lot. I think we got a little off track , maybe I worded things wrong . I'm sure if I give it a little more time the right person will have some answers . But thank you to anyone who has viewed this and tried to help...
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I don't really understand your question, are you asking if it's possible to install an engine incorrectly in a jk? Depends on who put the engine in. It's conceivable but I think it's unlikely incorrect motor mounts are the source of your crooked transmission.
Actually I think you were the person in the other forum that mentioned the penastar mount . Stating unless the dealership did something stupid by using a penastar mount.. Just trying to get to the bottom of this issue buddy .. Thanks for the input..
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Lets try this again...

The pentastar comment was more of a joke, although its POSSIBLE, dealerships sometimes have incredibly incompetent mechanics.
I'll answer your questions a little more directly for you

1. "Anyone know anything about where the motor mounts bolt to the frame and engine ?"

The 3.8 bolts to two mounts, one on each side of the frame. Go look at your engine and you'll see them.

2. "IS IT POSSABLE to bolt a motor mount using the wrong set of holes on either side?"

Which set of holes are you talking about, again pictures would help.

3."Thus causing the motor to be to be just slightly crooked?"

If your motor is crooked, go look at it, you would be able to see it, and your question is answered.

Now for an actual answer to your problem.

Before you continue, take photos of everything you think is wrong so we can see what you're talking about.

After you've posted photos,
Step 1, Check the mounts to see if they're tight, and if they look normal. Torque EVERYTHING to spec, or close enough to.
Step 2, Visually inspect your frame for any warping
Step 3, Check your crossmember for warping, and check that your bolts are torqued to spec
Step 4, Check the inner boot on the shifter
Step 5, Check to see if the shifter base is broken
Step 6, Fix any of the above problems if you're an experienced mechanic. If you're not take it to another dealership and/or an experienced offroad/tranny shop, and skip steps 1-5.

Much of this is a repeat of what I and others have told you, until you give us more info (pictures, i'll say it again, pictures) this is as much as we can give you sight unseen.
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I've got a 2008 JK. When I get home I'll crawl under it and have a look at which holes are used on the motor mounts. Will take pictures if I can.
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Here are pictures of my motor mounts from underneath the Jeep. I don't see but one way to bolt the engine to these mounts. I guess it is always possible one mount on your JK is not attached to your frame in the appropriate location. If it were me I would take your Jeep to a competent mechanic that you trust (not the dealer) and get their opinion.

The first picture is of the driver's side motor mount looking up from behind the front axle.




The second picture is of the passenger's side motor mount looking up from behind the front axle.

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Thank you very much for taking the time to take those pics, I will compare mine . Thanks..
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2009 Sahara 2 inch body lift problems. I'm having issues on what motor mount lift to get so I don't have to lower radiater shroud and screw with my transfer case linkage. Or should I not get a mm lift? Please help


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