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I have been having some transmission problems lately, mainly with it not wanting to go into gear. Sometimes it would work if I went all the way to L. Once it went into gear, the car drive and shifted fine. That was 2 weeks ago, and yes I haven't driven the car since then. If it matters, it's a 1995LX with 180,000 miles on it, and an original ATX (TX variety). Anyway, I did a lot of reading on the internet, and my reading told me to check the kickdown cable and linkage and fluid. The fluid level is fine (actually overfilled a bit, but nothing major). When I was looking at the linkage bolt, I happened to stare down at the front transmission mount when I noticed that it was not even bolted up to the car. So I need to get one of these bolts. Anyone happen to know the specs on it? Of should I just replace the whole mount? It looks like The bolt that goes between the transmission and the mount. The mount is bolted to the car just fine.
 

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Now that I have looked again, as a clarification, it's the bolt that goes through the rubber mount, not the bolts that hold the metal bracket to the transmission case.
 

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It's the bolt that goes through this:



In my factory service manual, Ford calls it a Front Transaxle insulator Through Bolt
 

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I didn't notice anything special about it when i had it out. I'd say just go to a hardware store and get yourself a nut and bolt. Make sure it's a Grade 8 not some garbage zinc plated steel bolt.
 

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Go to a hardware store and ask for a metric grade 8 bolt and the either won't know what you are asking for or act like you just just landed in an alien spacecraft.
 

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If you still need this let me know? I am going to the junkyard this week. I can pick you one up no problem.
 

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Local hardware store back home had two aisles: Standard and Metric and the bolt grades got higher as you went down the asile so metric grade 8 was in the right aisle near the back
 

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The only place I've ever seen grade 8 metric bolts is Pep Boys, and they stopped selling them.
 

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I ended up using a hardware store bolt. M12 x 90mm, along with two hardened washers and a hardened lock washer and hardened nut. The only hard part was breaking loose the two bolts on the bottom of the mount that were original. I had to remove them to get the bolt to align.
 
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