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Old 12-29-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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HELP!!!!! Engine mount/Halfshaft problem

This happened yesterday when I got to work.

The halfshaft is resting on the K-member, not sure if the passenger side halfshaft broke or a motor mount broke. Car has 186,000 miles on it. Clutch was replaced about 2 months ago. Both lower tranny and upper motor mount have been replaced within the past two years, but the bolts were not replaced.





Any thoughts would be welcome before I try and tackle this repair this weekend.


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Old 12-29-2011, 10:50 AM   #2
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That is a lot of play, there should be something pretty obvious that is messed up. Shake the axle, shake the engine you should be able to see something moving a lot. You could also set the parking brake and have some one torque the engine up and you should see something that doesn't look right.
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Old 12-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #3
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did you check the bracket on the halfshaft that mounts to the block?

I had this problem, the bolts were loose and came out.
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The bolts in the half shaft bearing look secure according to the picture. If a half shaft broke you would hear/feel it. Check the mounts, don't need new bolts when swapping out mounts but I'd check for broken bolts. And shake everything down. Curious as well.
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all i have to say is dam that sucks
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the right front engine mount has to be the culprit! something was not tighten, but i have to agree might be the right axle support bearing cap could be loose. Axles are about 50.00 new from the auto parts, just have that same tech put it on for free, and have him check everything else to be tight, is called a comeback lol. Sorry the the right axle support cap is on i can see it int he pic. broken right front mount or bolts not tightened or broken are probably it.
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It's one of two things or both. Mounts or the bracket that hold the carrier bearing/CV axle.
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just have that same tech put it on for free, and have him check everything else to be tight, is called a comeback lol. .
I always like comebacks, give's me a chance to sell you more work. lol
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Should be ovbious when you get under there. Has to be associated with the motor mount. Either broke or bolts came loose. You said the nuts on the intermediate axleshaft carrier bearing were tight right? Just looks like the cv joint died/boot is torn though. Sucks. LUK.
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My passenger motor mount stud broke, in fact it ripped itself right out of the bracket/timing belt cover. That in turn made my axle boot rip like yours from sitting in the subframe. New bracket, axle, and studs and it was fixed.
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