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Weird rod flopping around from tranny

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by google, Jun 10, 2005.

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    So, I was looking around my new blazer yesterday and I saw something weird while messing with the carb. Down below and a little behind the motor on the passenger side is a rod just hopping around. Upon further inspection, this rod is attached to the tranny on the passenger side with a couple bolts holding it it. It runs up in the direction of the motor and has a bend at the end with a hole for a bolt. But there is no bolt and there doesn't apear to be a place in that vacinity to bolt it to. WHAT THE HECK IS IT? sorry, no pics.
     
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    Torque strut, it should bolt under one of the transmission bellhousing bolts.
     
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    My truck runs perfectly fine though. And by the looks of it, it hasn't been attached in a long long time. I'll post pictures of it in a couple days when I head home from work. The rod is around 3 feet long or so.

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    Is it just me or did a reply from 4xcrazy just disapear?
     
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    It's purpose is to relieve some of the stress from the mounting flange of the t-case to trans. I would re-connect it soon.
     

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