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Old 05-11-2004, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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Tailshaft / Floorpan clearance?

Hey guys, ever since i had my gearbox mount replaced, ive had problems with the tailshaft (gearbox end) scraping the floorpan. I was wondering if there were supposed to be spacers that go between the chassis and the crossmember? Maybe these were left off?? If not, could I put some small metal spacers in to increase the clearance slightly???

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Old 05-12-2004, 03:21   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Tailshaft / Floorpan clearance?

I assume car is lowered? Std they do not have any spacers in the crossmember or mount area.
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Old 05-12-2004, 18:27   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Tailshaft / Floorpan clearance?

Hmmm.. yes the car is lowered, however i did not have this problem before the mount was replaced. It seems the new mount has lifted the box and shaft closer to the body.

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Old 05-12-2004, 20:07   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Tailshaft / Floorpan clearance?

my XF had the same problem. there should be a washer between the crossmember and the body, then another washer after the crossmember then the nut.
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Re: Tailshaft / Floorpan clearance?

Maybe the old mount had squashed down a fair bit.
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