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Whats A Pitching Stopper And How Do You Adjust It


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#1 cole098

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:27 PM

Whats a pitching stopper???????? and how do you adjust it.... Thanks Joe

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:33 PM

It stops the forward rear "pitching" of the engine on its mounts, and I wasn't aware they were adjustable :-).

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 09:41 PM

if the bushings are gone then your engine can knock back and forth. If you get someone to engage the clutch in gear while the e-brake is up, as if trying to move, with the hood up you should be able to see if it has too much play.

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:00 PM

Oh Ok... I looked in the subaru factory manual and cant find the pitching stopper in the index.. I will look again...
So dO I need to order a new one along with trans and motor mounts... Do you think its exspensive???

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:04 PM

no idea, everything I get comes from the junkyard.

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:52 PM

The pitching stopper is a rod that mounts at the rear of the engine on one end and just under the spare tire holder on the other end. There's a bushing on either end that could be worn, and it should be easy to check visually. If yours is bad, you should be able to pick one up dirt cheap from a junkyard.

North Ursalia is right, the pitching stopper isn't really adjustable. There's a little bit of play where it connects to the bracket on the rear of the engine, but that probably won't do you any good.

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 10:52 PM

Joe,I've got a few.Which vehicle do you need it for?

Non adjustable type only. ;)

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:01 PM

Aren't EA81 type adjustable?

The picture posted I beleive is an ea82, mine is adjustable. I know it is because if it is to tight forget trying to start the engine because it bind's the flywheel and the starter. If you get one from a yard make sure you remember which way the washers and rubber pieces go so you can put it back together correctly...

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:36 PM

ea81s and ea82s are different types.

to adjust the ea82 style you have to bend it to shorten it, and thats all you get.

on the ea81 its on a long screw, and mine is double nuted, and is adjustable about 2inches.

i think you pretty much center it on ea81s, what car are you asking about?

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Posted 27 October 2003 - 11:41 PM

cole, while you drive te car, does your 4wd shifter kinda jolt or move down a ways? if so, i suggest also checking a bolt where your tranny links up to it's mounts or whatever, it is on the pass. side of the trany. hell, it might help.

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 01:05 AM

Is that why my alt to rad cap clearance has dropped to the point that I cant even put my finger between them? Used to be that I could just pull back on the rad a little and take the cap off. NOW I can't even do that! :cornfuzz:

#12 Sweet82

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 10:41 AM

Get an EA81 pitch stopper. They are adjustable!
Just put the mount in the Subuggy.

How much play should be in the pitch stopper?

I know nothing!:banghead:
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#13 cole098

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Posted 28 October 2003 - 12:20 PM

The ea81 I have is a 1984 wagon 4 speed 4wd..... Boy you guys know everything about these cars.... Holy Cow Batman




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