Engine or driveline problem

Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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  • 1994 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.9L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 92,000 MILES
When I take off in first gear my shifter moves to the right and it makes thump sound and it only happens in this gear and only when take off. Confused.
Please help.
Bryan
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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 AT 7:47 AM

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Tiny
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Check for broken motor mount on driver's side and transmission mount.
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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 AT 4:49 PM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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I replaced the transmission mount and the motor mounts are good, so what else do you think it could be?
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Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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Due to being a rear wheel drive it will always torque to the right, make sure the mounts are tight, if it thumps then it sure seems like a mount problem letting the engine go that way. Check for something broken as well. Or not centered on mounts.
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Sunday, April 24th, 2016 AT 8:13 AM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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What is the easiest way to check to see if the drivers side motor mount is bad?
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 AT 4:19 AM
Tiny
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If it is an automatic brake torque it and if the engine jumps replace the mount being a manual, see if you can jack up that side of motor and see if mount separates.
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 AT 6:47 AM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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I put my floor jack under the oil pan and neither side lifted, in fact the truck started to lift up.
Still confused.
Am I checking right or could it be something else?
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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Someone told me today that it could be my upper or lower control arm bushings, but if that was the case wouldn't my steering be pulling to one side or other, which it does not. What do you think?
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Monday, April 25th, 2016 AT 9:19 PM
Tiny
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Yes it may be a control arm bushing. It would not pull left or righ, t but would wear a tire out have the front end checked as it may be a ball joint as well.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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I did inspect the control arm bushings, but I will have the front end inspected by a professional and I will get back with you.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 6:31 AM
Tiny
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Looking forward to your response, It sure sound like the engine mount though, a classic problem
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
BRYAN WELCH
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Thank you for helping me through this problem and I cannot have my front end checked until Friday when I get paid. I will contact you on Friday.
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Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 AT 10:37 PM

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