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Well... I did not replace, but it was replaced by my mechanic today. My symptoms were notchy shifting, gear shifter moving, rubbing sounds on turns, and clunking every once and a while. It was the rear tranny mount that had gone bad. I did not even get it diagnosed, I just figured that was the problem. So it went in today and it was replaced. The old one was cracked around the metal, and the rubber mount itself was not even atatched anymore.... completely disinigrated.

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WHAT A DIFFERENCE!:) It is like night and day.... The shifter does not move around, the shifting is smoother, and the car feels more balanced. It cost me $230 CDN for the part and $85 CDN for labout (1.5hrs). Money well spent.....:)

Thanx KNLNGUS for your help....:cool:

Just thought I would post my first repair to the 6 speed.;)
 
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Yeah, I did this a while ago, and the difference was incredible. Mine was completely disintegrated as well. I actually laughed when I saw it :p. I couldn't believe that my tranny was even being held up by it. lol
 

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This is the mount at the very end and is at the top of the tranny right. When I replace my clutch I did not see any of the rubber, not even evidence that there was rubber attached to the metal. Hmmm...I am going to check out how a new part looks like, because I thought it was noraml that it be all metal.
 

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I am going to have mine checked out tomorrow because I have all of the same symptoms that you described. Could it be any other the other tranny mounts too? Should I have the engine mounts checked as well? I really hope this solves some of my problems. Thanks for the help, and I am glad it worked for you.
 

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My experience is that in order to view the rear mount the heat shield must be disconnected/removed. The mount itself is in a vertical position.
 

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BLF, you only have 1 trans mount and that would be the rear. From the rear - you then have 2 mid mounts that are on the engine side of the point where the trans mounts to the egine - then you have engine mounts.

The mid mounts have a rubber boot that covers the actual rubber in the mid mount from top to bottom. To verify that these mounts are 100 not cracked all up in there - you would need to remove the mount. (I have had these mounts in my hand).

Roger, the only way to get to the rear trans mount is to drop the cat where it connects to the A pipe. Remove the rear rubber grommet that supports the rear of the cat to the undercarriage. Then remove the heat shield and then like LPB said..., the rubber portion of the mount is vertical.

This rear trans mount swap can be difficult if you are not mechanically inclined. Our US dealers will get you for about 300 USD. I personally would not do this without a torch to blast the nuts on the sprung bolt (that connects the cat to the A pipe) and without air tools, and a torque wrench!

I'm not too sure how many of you have air tools, but after using an air wrench - just how many of you would go back to a manual rachet - not me, hell no, no way, no how!

KNLNGUS

PS. Cool beans brother - I'm glad that I was able to help you - shifting is like night and day - depending on how bad your trans mount is.
 

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I noticed the difference the seecond I made my first shift. Aside from starting the car in gear and letting it smash into the curb (almost going through the window of the shop.... DUHHHH!), it was noticeable right away. Also, I drove down the road making tight back and forth turns, and I could not feel the shifter moving around again.... it was great. The shift seems a bit stronger too.

My mechanic said it was quite the pain in the butt.... you have to take off the whole exhaust, and he said that he had to rotate the whole engine forward to get the last bolt in..

He said it took him an hour, but he charged me an hour and a half because it was such a pain. Oh well.....
 

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How many tranny mounts are there? i hear rear tranny.. my car thumps when i change gears and its not smooth at all sometimes it makes me not turn on my car:(
 

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If you phone Acura, they will tell you that there are 3 mounts. You would need to replace the rear mount..... which in turn is the most expensive one. You will here clunking and rubbing sounds like I experienced if it is toast.
 

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I had my tranny mount looked at about 3k miles ago but they said it LOOKED fine.

Is it possible that with my 60k miles or so, that a tranny mount can go?

I have the same symptoms everyone else speaks of.

The shifter moving ever so slightly left and right between 1500-1800 rpms, while like in 6th and whatnot.

-J
 

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jose3030: My A/T rear mount required replacement at 58k miles.
 

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jose3030 said:
I had my tranny mount looked at about 3k miles ago but they said it LOOKED fine.

Is it possible that with my 60k miles or so, that a tranny mount can go?

I have the same symptoms everyone else speaks of.

The shifter moving ever so slightly left and right between 1500-1800 rpms, while like in 6th and whatnot.

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I have 125 000km, I think that is around 60-70k mile range. Your mechanic would not know unless they actually took the exhaust and heat sheid off to look at it. You say your shifter moves around at a certain rpms...... what about on cornering. That would be a good indicator as well. Also, I found when I was pulling into my driveway and I shifted as I hit the curb, I would hear a clunk sometimes.
 

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If my car vibrates when it's idling....but smooth when the rpm hits 1000-2000 could it be my tranny mount going bad? thanks for your help. ( i have an automatic)

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I have 125 000km, I think that is around 60-70k mile range. Your mechanic would not know unless they actually took the exhaust and heat sheid off to look at it. You say your shifter moves around at a certain rpms...... what about on cornering. That would be a good indicator as well. Also, I found when I was pulling into my driveway and I shifted as I hit the curb, I would hear a clunk sometimes.
During cornering, I sometimes note that the shifter "adjusts" , kinda moving 1/2 an inch down or up a little bit. I guess that's like, clue #1. :)

I will probably order a new rear tranny mount and have it replaced ASAP, just for kicks. Even though it doesnt look cracked from the outside, the inside might be all cracked.
 

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During cornering, I sometimes note that the shifter "adjusts" , kinda moving 1/2 an inch down or up a little bit. I guess that's like, clue #1. :)

I will probably order a new rear tranny mount and have it replaced ASAP, just for kicks. Even though it doesnt look cracked from the outside, the inside might be all cracked.
Most likely is and will be. Just wind it up to 7000 rpm, smash it into all gears, and then you will defenitaly notice a loose feel in your linkage..... sounds wierd but I noticed it a few days before I replaced mine. Do it anyways because it will happen sometime in the near future.:)
 

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i have an automatic trans g2 seden

i am not sure if the rear mount is causing this problem. when aproaching 20mph or so i can feel some vibration on as if something is moving or loose, then its better at 30mph and when i hit 40 its the same vibration, and then at at 60 its worse but when i hit 75 and up its smooth out. its a pain in the butt, it used to be very very smooth ride, then this happen :confused:. my car also shifts pretty hard too. just cant figure it out, does acura dealer charge you to have your trans mount inspected?? thanks
 

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Mine was replaced today and it made a big difference. I think it was well worth the money. The shifts are a lot smoother and feel more solid. There are less vibrations in the shift knob and throughout the car in general. If your car is showing some of the symptoms described above you should definately have it checked out.

Thanks for the help guys
 

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hey
which tranny mount did u replace and how much? glad to hear that ur car is in good shape now
 

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mYbabYLeGend said:
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which tranny mount did u replace and how much? glad to hear that ur car is in good shape now
Its probably the rear tranny mount. Mine cost about 200 buck or so at the dealer. Huge difference it made.
 
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