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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Soft urathane bushing or aftermarket transmission mount

My transmission mount is over 10 years old now, and the wagon is at about 170,000 miles. I noticed that the safety bolt is sitting really low under the mount. I'm cheap cheap like the birdie, so would I gain a greater benefit from a soft urethane bushing in the old mount or a new low cost aftermarket one? I'm thinking at this point the oem could separate after installing the bushing, causing a lot of work for nothing.

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Just scoop up a new complete unit. I've done the job both ways and honestly it just makes sense to replace the entire unit. They are not that expensive and will save you a bit of time on the install. Plus no worries about the mount separating later on.

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New transmission mounts from aftermarket suppliers are $18-$24. Pretty cheap for holding in the whole transmission.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...440448&jsn=356

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Definitely cheap. I just picked up an amazon warehouse unit for $23. It's a lot easier dealing with Amazon in case I have to return it.
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Oh what would we do without you Amazon?

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