from here it gets rough
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Beyond Honolulu
I am pretty sure that this tranny is also cursed with the 2 E12 external Torx bolts at the very top of the bellhousing. They are bit*#ing tight, and are painful to get to. Don't try to use some cheesy 12 point socket on them or you will forever rue the day.......Easiest to reach them and DO THEM FIRST as soon as you get the T case off. It is best to access these thru the tranny tunnel with the shifter boot out from inside the Jeep with two long extensions and likely a wobble joint on the end. Or alternatively, lower down the back of the trans until you can see them and have clearance and you can get them from below. E12 fits on a 3/8 ratchet, but that size ratchet will not give you enough torque to bust them loose generally so either have a 3/8--1/2 converter, or take a 18" pipe to slip over your 3/8 ratchet as a cheater bar. Easier to get to also if you lower the back end of the tranny down which tips the front of the engine up and you can get to the bolts easier. You will likely have the skid plate off, and if you're on a lift, you need somthing to hold the trans up so take a big ratchet strap you can connect to the top of the roll bar and around the tranny back end, or some rope at least. I don't know what they have out there. Pull out the rest of the bolts, and make sure there are none left in coming thru from the front (usually at least 2, one for the hydraulic hose the other for a wire loom on passenger side), but then take the 2 widest apart bolts and twist them in about a full turn each, and when you pull the trans back, they will act as Stops so it doesn't fly off in your face and drop on you. You can push trans back a bit, remove those, and then under control lower it to the ground. Not too heavy, about 90lbs.
Shifting condition you describe does sound like a clutch hydraulic issue.....
....I'm not smart, but I can lift heavy things.......
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We will be going Metric every inch of the way.
yes I'm a some guy and have always put gasket sealer on my surfaces before mating
You should go to Pirate. I hear they are real smart over there. You'd fit right in.