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For a few years I’ve felt an occasional clunk coming from what seems to be the transaxle nosecone. It happens sometimes on deceleration, when coasting slowly around a parking lot, in first or second gear, for example. Sometimes it happens when shifting into another gear on acceleration. Feels like something is quite not tight. I am suspecting the transaxle nosecone mount. I never really paid much attention to it but lately it’s been kind of annoying and I believe this is not normal. Have any of you experienced this in your pan based cars and have you solved it? Thank you in advance.

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@msjulie posted:

Hey this not-too-old yet lady used to race cars .  So if you drive like me well..

Then of course you certainly know how professional race car drivers drive like old ladies when out in the street, meaning very very carefully, right? 😉. They more than anybody know the perils of driving recklessly in the streets. Very interesting and very telling.

You are a cool grandma then in my book, msjulie!! 😉

@Impala posted:

Then of course you certainly know how professional race car drivers drive like old ladies when out in the street, meaning very very carefully, right? 😉. They more than anybody know the perils of driving recklessly in the streets. Very interesting and very telling.

You are a cool grandma then in my book, msjulie!! 😉

I will admit that after a race weekend I was surprisingly calm on the streets. You're right, driving at speed bumper to bumper is educational along with being fun and you realize that most folks off-track aren't paying 1/10th the attention your fellow racers were so be on your toes!

Not a grandma yet but I have some grand-dogs

@edsnova posted:

Maybe do a stronger "mid-mount" upgrade while you're in there.

I also looked at the cheaper EMPI part (around $40) and it looks better because there's no need to weld. A situation that could get complicated is the need to back out or completely swap those lower studs on the transaxle for longer ones. I wouldn't want my transaxle to start leaking like a sieve.

I am waiting for the new nosecone mount, which I ordered and will try to change it without pulling the motor. I don't want to start fiddling with carbs and linkages, etc. I will disconnect the shift linkage, clutch and accelerator cables, loosen the front mount, take off the two 21 mm bolts on the transaxle cradle and take off the rear tin and will cross my fingers that there will be enough space for me to back everything up and be able to replace the mount.

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