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Old 08-11-2006, 09:29 AM   #1
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I replaced my upper transmission mount (the dogbone), and I saw that the required torque is 37 ft/lb. The question I have is how far do you have to screw in the bolt to get there? The bolt head is starting to go into the rubber part, but when I check the torque with my torque wrench, it's only at around 20.

Does it screw in THAT much? I also noticed that the bolt is kind of at an angle, so will I need to unscrew it, and somehow bring my transmission forward?
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I'm going to check my car, now.
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Thanks. I meant to take a picture last night when I had my air filter/box off the car (changed the transmission fluid) but forgot my camera.
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It's what I thought.

The bolt, has incorporated into it's head, a washer. It is that washer, which is supposed to rest up against a metal sleeve, through which the bolt is inserted.

With that said, the head of the bolt, does not rest up against any rubber.

Is your collarbone, OEM (((>Original Equipment Manufacturer <))), or an aftermarket unit

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I also noticed that the bolt is kind of at an angle,
Was your car in an accident, whereby the transmission was affected ???? If the bolt is screwing into it's slot, are you saying that the bolt is going in at an angle

The base, into which the bolt is screwed, is at an angle -- it's been damaged.
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It's an aftermarket dogbone since I was stupid and forgot to get the part when I was at the dealership. And my car was in an accident, but a long time ago. But yes, it looks as if the bolt is going in at an angle.
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Try the procedure described here, but JUST do the "loosen" part. Then jack under the tranny a little, and see if it moves forward enough for the dogbone to line up with the hole in the frame.
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but JUST do the "loosen" part.
If if does line back up, should I then re-torgue them back to specs?
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If if does line back up, should I then re-torgue them back to specs?
Um, oh, YEAH, oops, I shoulda mentioned that! Whatever you do, re-tighten those two nuts at some point.
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The upper trans mount should not have just ruuber anywhere the bolts go through it. The part at the trans should have a steel bushing and the part to the frame has an aluminum insert.

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