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Old 10-17-2018, 09:28 AM   #1
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Trans-tcase removal

Anyone have a suggestion on the easiest way to pull them? Split them and drop separately or together? Don't have a lift but I do have a trans Jack and motorcycle lift that fits under my truck.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:12 AM   #2
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Re: Trans-tcase removal

motor cycle lift should spread it out better . then some good blocks of wood to level it out . and a few ratchet straps to secure it down . and its going to want to roll to the side the front output is on cause of the weight over there .

if its a older truck with floor hump that can be unbolted some guys have had good luck with engine hoist threw the door open and lower/lift it this way .
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:38 AM   #3
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Re: Trans-tcase removal

Thanks. So remove them as one unit?
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks. So remove them as one unit?
If it were me doing it by myself, like it was when I did a few months ago on my K5, I'd do them seperate. In my opinion it's much easier to manage each of them by themselves. I just had a regular floor jack and some wood blocks, it worked just fine.
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Old 10-17-2018, 01:46 PM   #5
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Re: Trans-tcase removal

That's gonna be alot of weight in one chunk...not to mention it'll be awkward and lopsided...without a good working surface and good lifting equipment, I would split them apart...much easier to handle
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:48 PM   #6
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Re: Trans-tcase removal

Got the T-case out this evening. It wasn't too bad; took about 45 minutes. I have a feeling putting it back in is gonna take 3-4 times as long thanks to gravity. Tommorow I'll pull the trans. Seems no matter what, your gonna end up with trans fluid all over the place. I could tell by the look on my wifes face she wasn't impressed with the mess on the driveway.
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Old 10-17-2018, 10:07 PM   #7
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Haha...just tell her some purple power will clean that tranny fluid right up
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:36 AM   #8
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Got the T-case out this evening. It wasn't too bad; took about 45 minutes. I have a feeling putting it back in is gonna take 3-4 times as long thanks to gravity. Tommorow I'll pull the trans. Seems no matter what, your gonna end up with trans fluid all over the place. I could tell by the look on my wifes face she wasn't impressed with the mess on the driveway.
Turn the Gravity "Off" before you start back together!
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Old 10-18-2018, 10:13 PM   #9
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Got that some ***** out! Actually it wasn't too difficult especially with that motorcycle lift. It's off to the tranny shop tomorrow for a performance rebuild. That lift doesn't work worth a **** for my motorcycle but it worked damn good for the trans. I'm gonna bolt everything together and see if there's a balance issue before installation. The wide base and lifting surface may be stable enough that it stays put long enough to get it up and get the bellhousing and x- member in place.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:03 AM   #10
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Re: Trans-tcase removal

even if you bolt it together just use a reg jack under the pass side of the t-case to balance it.

and have the trans shop upgrade the accumulator piston from the plastic to the older aluminum version if they dont already do this .
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have the trans shop upgrade the accumulator piston from the plastic to the older aluminum version if they dont already do this .
Will do. Thanks for the info.
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