Whats the torque for the engine mount bolts?

Tiny
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
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  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 190,000 MILES
The timing chain and tensioner give a different engine sound than before, since its tighter?
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 11:41 AM

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Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

If you look at pic 1 below, it provided the torque specifications for the engine mounts.

Next, I'm not sure I understand your second question. Do you mean there is a different sound since the engine mounts were replaced or the timing chain and tensioner?

If you are hearing something out of the ordinary, record it and upload it for me to hear.

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 8:03 PM
Tiny
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That's the through bolt nut. I need the three bolts on each support mount that screw into the engine - 1 bolt.
Also holds that transmission support on both sides.

Yes, an odd noise after having to jack up motor to get to oil pan gasket. Hum or growl like noise and idle sound different. But not as much after 40 MPH. Oil pressure looks fine. Almost sounds like transmission.
But I'm going to get bk to the mounts first and try to reposition the motor better since it seems like it's not as low in back as before jacking it up.

What all should I be looking at as I loosen, adjust and retorque the six bolts?

And what torque do they need to be?

Note -I also replaced timing chain, timing cover gasket [had leak], crank seal and water pump.
Thanks

Here is the noise.
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Thursday, April 28th, 2022 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

It's odd the engine seems to be sitting higher. I would be checking the mounts to make sure nothing is between the mount and the engine/frame.

As far as the torque specs, pic 1 below is what I have for the transmission mount. Pic 2 is for motor mounts.

Let me know if this is what you needed.

Take care,

Joe
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Friday, April 29th, 2022 AT 6:49 PM
Tiny
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Can you show the figure 52 pics and any other pics they show?
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Friday, April 29th, 2022 AT 10:21 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

No problem. I attached all that I have. In the manual, it jumps from 2wd to 4wd, auto trans, manual trans.

Take a look at the pics and let me know if they help.

Joe

See pic below.
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Friday, April 29th, 2022 AT 10:40 PM
Tiny
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Thanks. When raising everything up to get the motor back to a more even level as it was originally before I did any work to it. Would it be best to start at the engine and lift the transmission a bit together and as lowering it put engine down with three side bolts on but through bolt to support off. Then a little at a time lower bell housing an overdrive?
I think I misaligned it and want to get it as even as I can so that bell housing plate doesn't get any noise or scraping.
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Saturday, April 30th, 2022 AT 10:43 PM
Tiny
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Anything you can do to keep things even is helpful. However, if the bell housing is tightened to the engine, it shouldn't move.

Let me know.

Joe
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Saturday, April 30th, 2022 AT 10:57 PM
Tiny
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I had to move the transmission supports to get to oil pan when raising it originally.
Is there any other bracket or bolt that holds it a transmission, like at top, or will all three points of attachment you sent clear it [overdrive support, three engine bolts and the bolts and the two transmission support bars that mount to engine]?
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Sunday, May 1st, 2022 AT 7:48 AM
Tiny
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I took off the supports and that cover piece and realigned it all and tightened it tight! I left that cover off- see pic. I think that has been the problem
Started up quiet now.
Gotta take it for a run

But what should I do about that guard piece?
I tried to fabricate one and it scraped. Again.
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Sunday, May 1st, 2022 AT 5:09 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

That's the inspection plate, correct? You should be able to bend it away from the torque converter or what it is rubbing. Have you tried that already?

Let me know.

Joe
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Sunday, May 1st, 2022 AT 7:10 PM
Tiny
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I tried cutting a piece of aluminum and it goes in before the thick long transmission supports are bolted to bell housing.

Yes, I'd like to make something or maybe put something in that open few holes or build it out but I haven't come up with anything.I don't like driving with that off really.
Can a rock or debris cause trouble? I want to test run it tomorrow like it is.
First pic shows where it was hitting on second original cover.I cut out middle area but still had marks.

Any ideas?
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Sunday, May 1st, 2022 AT 8:18 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

I see it's hitting the flywheel bolt. Did you originally have the cover between the transmission and the engine block?

As far as driving without it, you should be fine. I wouldn't recommend driving through mud. LOL However, because of how it's positioned, dirt would have to go against the wind blowing under the vehicle while driving.

Let me know what I can do to help.

Joe
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Sunday, May 1st, 2022 AT 9:29 PM
Tiny
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Yes, I took it for a test run and it was quiet! [ I put a lot of new parts on it].
Still got to figure out how to make a guard piece.
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Monday, May 2nd, 2022 AT 2:44 PM
Tiny
JOE F
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Hi,

I'm glad to know it's working properly. As far as the inspection plate is concerned, something has to be bent. I noted that in your pics, it is hitting a raised spot on the cover. Are you able to bend that outward or flatten where it is hitting?

Joe
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Monday, May 2nd, 2022 AT 8:35 PM

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