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Re: More $$
Paul Souza queries:
> (1) How do you determine that your motor mounts are in need
> of replacement? What are the symptoms?
When the oil pan touches the subframe :) ... Boy the amount of engine
noise coupled into the frame decreased significantly after replacing
those MMs! Recommend that you check to see if the rubber is all broken
up. If not you're probably OK. If you have that high of mileage you
probably need to replace the mount on the exhaust side.
> (2) When first starting up my car, I have no problem shifting
> smoothly. But as driving progresses, shifting gears gets
> increasingly more difficult. The gears don't grind and
> there's no slipping, it just feels progressively less smooth.
> The trans and diff fluid have never been changed, though I
> do have that big honkin' 17mm Allen socket to do the job.
You could have a problem where the clutch is slipping just a little when
the engine warms up. This would be more likely if you had a hyd clutch.
My friend has a similar complaint on his T-bird SC. You might also want
to look into the shift linkage ... the symptoms are not usually temp re-
lated, but there are some plastic parts in the linkage that can get brittle
and break with time.
San Jose, CA (USA)