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Old 03 May 2019, 07:38 am
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Once again, pt06 has given great advice. I didn't know this and replaced the lower mount twice within 3 months because of it. That's what I got for not asking advice here first. That measurement is critical.
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Once again, pt06 has given great advice. I didn't know this and replaced the lower mount twice within 3 months because of it. That's what I got for not asking advice here first. That measurement is critical.
Chuzz, this is why so many members depend on this website to keep their Pt Cruisers running properly. They know that members here give good advice..
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I measured and it is about 4mm off.
Is this video good to go by?
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Default Re: Should motor move while idling?

I finished the job. Got it to the 4.72 in but it still has some engine movement. Not much but what is some movement normal?
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I finished the job. Got it to the 4.72 in but it still has some engine movement. Not much but what is some movement normal?
I had about 5/8 of an inch movement in engine movement after replacing both torque upper and lower mounts shifting between reverse and drive. Never measure it idling but will measure it the morning.
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I measured and it is about 4mm off.
Is this video good to go by?

EXCELLENT video. A 6 inch long piece of wood [like a 2 x 4] can be used between the jack and the tranny flange [as shown in the video].
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That last video is the single most useful video I have seen regarding the torque mount replacements.
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I had about 5/8 of an inch movement in engine movement after replacing both torque upper and lower mounts shifting between reverse and drive. Never measure it idling but will measure it the morning.
Hey, did you ever check to see what movement there is when idling? I just want to know if it is normal or if I need to figure out what is going on. I'm good on the 4.72" adjustment.
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A little movement is normal. As long as you have the correct measurement dialed in and everything is torqued to spec, you should be good to go.
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I little movement is normal. As long as you have the correct measurement dialed in and everything is torqued to spec, you should be good to go.
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