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post #1 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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88 YJ BA10/5 Removal

Do you boys and girls remove the transfer case when removing/installing the BX10/5 tranny? My manual says to split the two, but I don't know where. The assembly is three pieces with an "adapter" in between the tranny and the transfer case. Do I split it right behind gear shifter or right in front of the transfer case . The center section or "adapter" is about 3 1/2 inches long. Or are you shoving the whole assembly up and in? Gravity helped me get it down, but with it split and help far away, I think I could do the install myself.
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post #2 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 04:09 PM
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I did it all together. It helps with a good jack, even if its not a tranny jack, but at least a floor jack with a good size surface, not the little ones with a 3" diameter plate. It will be a lot lighter in two pieces but still not light enough to hold while you toss in bolts. As for an adapter, i only recall taking the nuts off of the studs in the back of the tranny when I changed the transfer case over.
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There are (6) 9/16 nuts holding it on to the tailshaft and you'll see the studs that protrude out of the transfer case.

I would split them. It's a whole lot easier to line everything back up with regards to the clutch/pilot bearing without the extra weight dragging you down.

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Thanks ffjs87 and IronMaiden!
I think I will split the two because my only help is an "airplane" mechanic and he has to tell me what the hell to do, even though he has never had a Jeep.
I have a 75 year-old neighbor that is capable of lifting the front if necessary, and he always brings beer when he's wonderin' what the hell is goin' on out in the barn.
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We picked up a used atv/motorcycle jack from a pawn shop. It works great for install/removal of transfer cases. It got wheels so it rolls nicely once you've unbolted all the connecting bolts.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-20-2010, 08:41 PM
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I used a floor jack under the tranny to raise it up about 6" then criss crossed 2 ratchet straps under the trans and hooked to the frame rails to kinda make a sling under the trans. Then as I jacked it up I tightened the straps. It kept the trans stable and I kind "swung" it into the clutch. It's getto but it works when you have limited manpower and time....

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