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Old 12-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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I've got an issue... Lol

So... I drove to the city the other day to meet with a potential buyer for my turbocharged 03 ZX3.. When they were test driving it (perfect timing...right?) something snapped below the transmission mount.. I need to know what this part is. It holds the transmission to the mount, but I can't find out the name of it anywhere.. My engine and tranny are both hanging, tranny is about 2 inches off the ground. Luckily got it towed to my friends place & will be fixing it soon enough. Here's a photo.. just curious as to what this piece would be called... It's not the mount itself, but a bracket of some sort that is between the transmission and the mount up above...






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Holy shit. are you a good fabricator?
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Holy shit. are you a good fabricator?
Well no, but it's not something I need to build... I'm just going to go to Pick n Pull and grab a new bracket out of a car there on the lot... If I have one ordered in through Ford it would take 2 weeks to get here.. It's not an expensive piece, it's just a $50 piece of aluminium, I was just curious to find out the correct name for it.. Luckily its a cheap and easy fix.. But it's not the mount itself, I just see this to be something sort of uncommon, I've spent lots of time looking around on the internet trying to find people with the same problem.
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Haha well metal doesn't usually just snap like that XD kinda funny though. it's just a broken bracket.
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Haha well metal doesn't usually just snap like that XD kinda funny though. it's just a broken bracket.
Yeah it's weird and uncommon. I'll blame it on the fact that it was -30 outside and my car is turbocharged so in addition to the cold weather the engine is probably under lots of pressure.
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How would that break because of the turbo? Haha I'd blame the cold and the shakey engine of the focus
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How would that break because of the turbo? Haha I'd blame the cold and the shakey engine of the focus
I'm just assuming because of the weather combined with the extra force on the engine that it could have played a role. Never know. With it being a "shaky" engine to begin with, it's probably under lots of stress because of the turbo. But regardless, I'm just happy it was a bracket and it will be a quick and easy fix. Was moments away from trading for a Skyline R33.. Worst timing/luck.
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