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If I go to the junk yard to buy motor mounts is there anyway of just looking at them and telling if they're good

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Not very expensive new. why do the job twice?

Posted on Apr 15, 2014

  • Terry Nogess Apr 15, 2014

    $400 for motor mounts isn't expensive?

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usually you get transmission from cars that have avg life mileage and have been totalled by the insurance and parted out, so if the car was just involved in a wreck, the transmission should be o.k. for at least another 50k, i had to do the same thing with one of my cars the tranny cost me $600 ten years ago, so you get what you pay for..there should not be a burnt smell, and fliud should be nice and red. if black, i would be suspect that it was never maintained, shy away from that. Black usually could mean a lot of wear on the clutch plates. you could also, if you find one that you think is good, and the junk yard allows it ...drop the pan and look for metal savings, if there's a lot, dont buy it. Usually you will see a "tiny" little bit, this is normal wear on and older car. if you liked this info, could you rate this answer. Thanks.

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: im buying a motor at the junk yard it has 98000

It is illegal to change the Cluster or modify the odometer reading , unless the mileage on the cluster in your car now is documented, the mileage and date of the new cluster when installed is also documented. You do not have to change the cluster just because you change the motor. The mileage only is there for the vehicle not for the engine. Hope this helps, Not sure if you were asking about the legal aspects. Cobra.. :-)

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SOURCE: 2000 caravan 4 speed transmission side access

Its called a transfer gear cover. Any dealer can get it for you. steve

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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Try EBAY.COM for this item. Many offer free shipping on new OEM and even aftermarket parts for your car. Some are even used but original if that what is needed

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