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    Thread: Engine cradle bushing failure?

    1. Member QuantumSyncro's Avatar
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      05-02-2012 05:44 PM #1
      I'm thinking that the right front bushing is shot....anyone else think that?

      Here's a pic


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      05-02-2012 08:26 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by QuantumSyncro View Post
      I'm thinking that the right front bushing is shot....anyone else think that?

      Here's a pic

      Yes, it is shot, but that is called a subframe bushing, even though the engine is supported by the subframe. I call the engine mounts the engine cradle mounts.

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      05-02-2012 08:37 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by 90quattrocoupe View Post
      Yes, it is shot, but that is called a subframe bushing, even though the engine is supported by the subframe. I call the engine mounts the engine cradle mounts.

      Greg W.
      Yeah, I tend to use the terms interchangeably, cradle / subframe / k-frame. I would however, not agree that a motor / engine mount is a cradle mount...but that's personal preference.

      I hadn't really looked at it until today but there's some excess vibration that we discussed via pm yesterday. I think now that the subframe bushings prolly need to be renewed along with the motor mounts.

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      05-02-2012 11:55 PM #4
      So vibration is ur problem? Could these bushings being shot cause a clunking when u hit bumps? Cuz I'm getting this noise and I wonder if this is it.

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      05-03-2012 12:19 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dragon17 View Post
      So vibration is ur problem? Could these bushings being shot cause a clunking when u hit bumps? Cuz I'm getting this noise and I wonder if this is it.
      The vibration I have is engine related, partly because it's been converted to diesel, which vibrates more. I'm going to end up replacing all of the subframe bushings and motor mounts in hopes of getting rid of it. Older diesel engines, especially the IDI diesels tend to vibrate quite a bit.

      If you get a clunk when you hit a bump it's more likely to be related to suspension problems, like worn ball joints or a bad strut mount and bearing...at least that's what I would think.

      The warning sign of a bad strut mount is when you turn the wheels and the front end makes a clunk because the bearing (or what's left of it) shifts position.

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