1988 Chevy Celebrity Rear Strut mount

Tiny
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  • 1988 CHEVROLET CELEBRITY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 227,963 MILES
I wanted to find out where the rear engine torque strut is located. I was told it would be under the car, but not sure what to look for under there. I recently replaced the front one on top, under the hood- in front of the motor. Now I'm told the bottom one needs to be fixed. I need some direction. Thank you.
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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 5:51 AM

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Tiny
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There is only one torque strut and it's on the front upper part of the engine, the rest are engine mounts, and transaxle mounts.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Engine_Mounta_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Engine_Mountb_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Torque_strut_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Transaxlea_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Transaxleb_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Transaxlec_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_Transaxled_1.jpg

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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 6:18 AM
Tiny
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OK, that's a good start. Well, the mount that I replaced looks like a dog bone, that can be clearly seen in front of you under the hood, and is attached from the radiator to the engine, like the therd photo in your diagram shows. I was told that if I don't fix the one on bottom, it could mess the motor up. Is that true? Or is what I fixed good enough? And what was the best way to find those diagrams you posted? I have a chilton book for the car, but unclear about finding this solution in it.
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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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Any mounts under the car are motor or tranny mounts, and what you do is get a floor jack, put a small amount of pressure on the bottom of the engine, use some wood so you don't damage the oil pan, or rent the engine lifting tool that goes across the top of the engine, then check for split mounts. No dogbones under the engine! The diagrams are from Mitchell On Demand online. Follow the link in my sig file.
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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 10:44 AM
Tiny
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OK, that helps. I realy would like to thank you for directing me through this process. I wasen't sure what to look for, but now I have a better idea. I'm greatfull to know that I can turn to here for any repair questions. I'll keep checking to see if any of my questions have been answerd, otherwise, if not I'll ask one. So, once again- thank you, and hope you will be able to help me more when needed.
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Saturday, May 10th, 2008 AT 8:46 PM

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