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    Bushing shot?

    Every time my car shifts into 2nd gear under a little bit of power it makes a clunk noise. You can feel that it is right underneath the center counsel, I know that is where the long support for the rear end goes into a support with a bushing around it (i don't know what its called). How would I know for sure if that is shot and if it is how would I replace it? Or if that isn't the problem what else could it be?

    auto tranny that shifts hard
    z28 convertible (if that makes any difference)
    already replaced lower control arm bushings

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    torque arm bushing....mount??? tranny mount???

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    i believe you are referring to the the torque arm and its appropriate pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    torque arm bushing....mount??? tranny mount???
    its not the tranny mount, its the torque arm bushing.

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    Check to make sure the bolts are tight. Sometimes they loosen up over time. You can also push/pull on the torque arm and see if it moves/rattles. Might also check the tranny mount while you're under there.

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    I figured it out the tranny mount is junk. It completely seperated from the tranny and the reason it was clunking is because there is a built in catch that it keeps slamming on.

    Thanks for the input

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    poly tranny mount to the rescue !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjsingle1 View Post
    poly tranny mount to the rescue !!!!
    i dont know about that...poly trans mounts tend to be harsher than oem and transmit a lot of vibration. most DD or non all out cars skip poly for the trans

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    I already bought a poly one through summit it was only 20 bucks versus like 60 for a factory one

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    been running poly motor and tranny.......its smooth.........not at all what ya hear......get 1 and try it

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    I put the poly tranny mount in and you can feel a little more vibration than if it was a stock one but I think I can live with it. It fixed my problem its smooth between gears now.

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