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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:52 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:37 pm 
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I'll give it a shot

1. Top Engine Mount
2. Sway bar end bushings
3. Sway bar mount bushings
4. Rear Transmission stabilizer mount
5. Front Transmission stabilizer mount
6. See Jamal's post
7. ^
8. ^
9. Rear engine mount
10. Lower transmission mount

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:41 pm 
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1987TurboSprint wrote:
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I'll give it a shot

1. Top Engine Mount
2. Sway bar end bushings
3. Sway bar mount bushings
4. Rear Transmission stabilizer mount
5. Front Transmission stabilizer mount
6. Rear upper coil spring isolators
7. Rear shocks top mounting bushings
8. Rear shocks top mounting bushing washers
9. Rear engine mount
10. Lower transmission mount

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thank you very much :) i knew some but not all.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:07 pm 
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Sorry, 9 is the front engine mount

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:31 am 
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1987TurboSprint wrote:
Sorry, 9 is the front engine mount


9 is rear engine mount if you have T3


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:23 am 
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Oops, had it right the first time :bong:

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:53 am 
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6. Is Front Strut Mount Bushing


7. Is Lower Control Arm Bushing


8. Is Strut Mount Bearing OE


Note: 6 and 8 Usually come in a kit with some other pieces, 8 is the OE with the ball bearings, the aftermarket
kit bearing usually has a plastic housing with needle bearings. (Be sure to inject a little extra grease in 8 with
a needle adaptor, that's 20 year old part)
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No need to replace 7 as all new lower control arms come with a new bushing installed, as well as a new
ball joint integral to the LCA. If your bushing is worn enough to need replacing, your ball joint is toast,
LCA is replaced as a unit.
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When replacing #1, it's usually the last mount to be bolted up and since things have settled in for
20+ years, doesn't always line up. To facilitate installation, simply elongate the slots with a
rat tail file.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:29 pm 
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If you flip #6 over it should be flat with sectioned lines cut into it all the way around.

It would also have a spring locating notch/tab on the side that's showing.


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And 8 are the washers for the rear shock bushings. They don't have the same nipple shape in the center like the front strut mount bearings in the picture you posted.

Close, there definately is a resemblance. (The kit bearing I showed is the aftermarket) I base my answer on a few factors:
1> The hole is too big for the rear shock rod.
2> The fact that the 2nd part it is stacked on is shown bagged without any separate washers, bushings or tubular inserts.
The washers don't usually come bagged separately, but bundled up with the other goodies per shock per side and usually
come inside the shock box. I'm guessing alpine didn't order these separately without ordering shocks and if he did order shocks
why would he take the hardware out of the box unless he was ready to install it.
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I'm sticking by my answer for #7 , it's hard to tell by the pic, if they have a non-removeable metal
insert then they are definately for the LCA. I suppose it could also be a panhard busing as well.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:44 pm 
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Realised I was wrong after I looked at the picture closer.

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Surprised DTM didn't catch that too!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:47 pm 
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Hey I have an 87 non turbo sprint with the 5 speed, and I pulled the motor and trans and did the awful mistake of tossing the old mounts because I thought I had the correct ones purchased. I have the correct replacements for 4, 5, and 10, but rock auto has this one listed for the rear (http://www.rockauto.com/getimage/getima ... /A6817.jpg) and 9 listed for the front (which 9 does look exactly like the one I pulled off of the front of my car). If I am correct the picture I posted looks like the one that replaces the top engine mount on my car. If the picture I posted does replace the top motor mount then what mount replaces the rear passenger side that connects to the firewall? I appreciate any and all help. Thank you all. I also did some searching on other sites beside rock auto and they suggested that this mount replaced the rear mount on the passenger side to the firewall, (http://www.partsgeek.com/assets/dimage/ ... 143982.jpg) so I bought it and it does not fit. So I am still on the hunt.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:05 pm 
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rock auto has this one listed for the rear (http://www.rockauto.com/getimage/getima ... /A6817.jpg)


They call that the rear, but we all know it's the side (or top) for the cyl head mount to the fenderwall.
They are difficult to replace because you have to press it in.

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rear mount on the passenger side to the firewall, (http://www.partsgeek.com/assets/dimage/ ... 143982.jpg)

As you know, it is not correct. Most of the parts houses listing for motor mounts are not entirely accurate.

Best you can do is pull up the pic and match it to the part.
This is much easier to do today even more so than a couple years ago
using the internet as your tool, as the web content is growing exponentially.

FYI there is no listing for the rear motor mount.
You have to use the front and modify the bracket.

Engine Mount Front DEA/TTPA A6804 will work.

As well as
FRONT
WESTAR PART # EM8283
OEM Part #: 1171086300
DEA Part #: A6801
ANCHOR Part #: 8283

If I recall correctly, I preferred the A6804

In any case you will find that the locating pin (it's actually more of a bump)
is not in the correct position. You have several choices,
1) you can file or grind it off completely
2) you can drill a new hole in the mating part of the mounting bracket
3) you can elongate the existing hole with a rat tail file or rotary tool

On one stock # mount it's (the locating pin) on the opposite side (so grind it off or drill a
new hole on bracket), on the other stock # it's
close enough you just have to elongate the hole (the 6804 I think). I don't recall which
was what, I have used them all.


Here is the 6804
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Bad pic, but here is the larger 6801
Since the pin was on the opposite side of OE in this case I just
filed it smooth.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:01 pm 
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Thank you for the quick response, I will do as you instructed since that worked for you, did you really mean part number a6804 or did you mean the a6803 that rock auto lists as the right one for the front?


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