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Unread 02-14-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Skid Plate removal?

I need to remove the skid plate on my 95 yj and I notice you have to support the transmission when doing this. Whats the best way to do this? and is the skid plate the only thing holding it all up??
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Put a jack under the transfer case output shaft and then drop the skid plate.
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Put a jack under the transfer case output shaft and then drop the skid plate.
Yup...Skid plate acts as the transmission support/back end of engine support. Jack/jackstand under the back end of the T case. 3 bolts down each side into the frame rails, but also there are 4 closely grouped in the middle of the skid plate that holds the actual tranny support to the skid, then one more that is the torque arm to the T case on the driver's side of the skid plate. Gotta take all these off to drop the plate. The 6 bolts of the plate to the underside of the frame rails can be problematic, and can be rusted/frozen into place and wring off, or spin the captured nuts inside the frame rails.
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I typically put a piece of wood or cardboard in between the jack and the tranny/engine...if I have it available but that's just me.
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I put the jack under the bell housing. I don't guess it really matters, as long as you support it. If you don't, you'll experience a surprise. You'll likely have a surprise anyway when you try to remove those 6 frame bolts.
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I always put the jack under the tranny.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 02:29 PM   #7
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skidplate and frame bolts

All good suggestions ! The frame bolts are lots of fun. I used a socket and a 4 foot pole from my floor jack. Was still hard to break the bolt, but it worked. I was afraid it was going to snap, but did not
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Unread 02-16-2014, 10:09 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the great info.

My tranny mount only has 2 bolts under skid plate. I think its this one. Guess that normal for a 95 with ax-15 tranny?

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Hmmmmm. I suppose I have not seen a 2-bolt mount thru the skid plate, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Mine have all had 4 fasteners thru the skid plate. Let us know how it all comes out for you.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 12:07 AM   #10
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I have that mount just mentioned. There is an additional bolt that goes through the skid to the tourqe arm. 3 nuts to remove on mine plus the frame bolts. Heavy on the pb blaster before hand and you. will hopefully be fine. If not there are some good threads that address what to do from there. Good luck and be careful when the skid comes down, i always put the jack under the pan with a piece of wood in between and don't it jack up, just enough for support. and put one jack stand on each side of the skid plate so it doesn't fall. Much more easy with 4 hands but very doable solo
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