About a year ago or so, I had to replace the transmission mount on the cross
member. I have a 1977 350/automatic. The mount had ripped itself up, and I
wondered about that. When I put the new one in, I really had to put some
sideways torque on the shaft to get it over into the mount. That bothered
About six months ago, something developed a "chirp" every time the gears
changed. That bothered me.
Today, I moved the car to where I will be painting it. There was a
significant amount of transmission fluid under it. By significant, I mean I
won't be driving it until I can find and fix the problem.
Obviously, I think the problem with the mount and the leak are related. So,
I'm looking for suggestions on the leak, and more importantly the mount,
because I don't want to fix this and have it reoccur.
Previous owner says his brother took the car sideways into a field one time
and caused some damage. Might be related.
Can't adjust the crossmember, but maybe loosening it would relieve the
sideways pressure. Should I loosen the engine mounts, too, and see if the
entire drive train needs to shift a bit?
At the support mount position, I had to move the tranny about one-quarter to
one-half inch sideways to make it fit. I used a bar and just muscled it. I
think now that the muscle might have been in my head.