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01-12-2013 07:36 PM
sailor How shall I put this,

I'd have to say a used GF would be easier to pawn off than used motor mounts....

They're kinda like used brake pads, useable in an emergency but no real cash value....

(grin)
01-12-2013 06:07 PM
CBen I had a bad vibration when in reverse (and when cold). Replaced the transmission mount today but this didn't solve it. Looks like the other mounts will be next...
01-12-2013 08:43 AM
chadr what year and models are compatible with my 2003 ztw mounts? I replaced mine but they are still in great shape so I'd like to sell them but I'm not certain how to list them. Here are the pictures of the mounts -

https://picasaweb.google.com/1023916...O3P1cqtkvfs8AE
11-08-2010 08:00 PM
kkspeed PROBLEM SOLVED: Replaced the Dogbone and Transmission Mounts

No more Vibration!

Like I originally posted, I replaced the motor mount with a factory mount from the dealer and it helped, but I was still getting weird vibrations periodically.

Finally, I replaced the dogbone and transmission mounts and my ZTW feels new!
Very solid, quiet, with little vibration.

I guess it's best to replace the three mounts at the same time.
10-29-2010 04:23 PM
iroc34 Didnt move up the list. When I posted a comment last night.
Bump
10-28-2010 09:09 PM
iroc34
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It appears that you are correct.

I moved the metal bracket that the RH Hydralic Mount is bolted to back to the factory location (covered the paint wear marks in the frame) and the vibration is a lot better.

I guess the engine moved after I unbolted the RH Mount with a jack under the oil pan and I didn't move the bracket back to the factory location after I installed the new motor mount.

I'm still going to replace the dog-bone and transmission mounts for piece of mind.

Thank you to all the members for your help!
Good news. Thanks for the update. Thats how we learn if our ideas work.
10-27-2010 09:50 PM
kkspeed
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Well I don't think there is any measurement or any thing. I would try just sliding it fwd or back to see if it changes any thing.
It appears that you are correct.

I moved the metal bracket that the RH Hydralic Mount is bolted to back to the factory location (covered the paint wear marks in the frame) and the vibration is a lot better.

I guess the engine moved after I unbolted the RH Mount with a jack under the oil pan and I didn't move the bracket back to the factory location after I installed the new motor mount.

I'm still going to replace the dog-bone and transmission mounts for piece of mind.

Thank you to all the members for your help!
10-27-2010 06:16 PM
spiller I went with NAPA mount. But that was not from any input about quality, but NAPA is far closer to me than the Dealer, and probably cheaper
10-27-2010 06:08 PM
kkspeed
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The intermittant issue does not entirely surprise. And yes the A/C compressor turns on with the defrost mode.

I don't know about aligning the RH mount/engine. I was just careful about the order I tightened the nuts and bolts. I did set the engine carefully when dropping the bolts thru the mount and into the frame.

The failure of the RH mount could have contributed to an early failure of either or both of the two other mounts.

Since good mounts should even isolate a bad running engine, I would confidently guess that your vibration is still the engine mounts.

Hey my earlier reply did post! (Sorry for the duplicate)
Thanks for the advice!

I'm going to change the dog-bone and transmission mounts.

Since I purchased a factory RH mount, is it worth it to spend the extra money on factory dog-bone and transmission mounts?

I heard bad things about Anchor mounts sold in chain auto part stores.
10-26-2010 10:09 PM
iroc34
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How do I check that the engine is aligned correctly?


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Well I don't think there is any measurement or any thing. I would try just sliding it fwd or back to see if it changes any thing.
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