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Unread 03-31-2014, 08:10 PM   #1
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Transfer Case top nut....

So after having blown the hi gear completely outta my NP 242 over a month ago, i finally got the time to take the case outta her last Thursday. First time pulling a t-case, everything went well except for getting the top nut off. I pulled the tranny mount completely out and was able to get it off with a socket, universal joint, and assortment of extensions.

THERE HAS TO BE A BETTER WAY.

I have one of these on the way
http://www.sears.com/craftsman-9-16-...p-00914572000P
I think this should help, i hope.

I also picked up a long 9/16 combination wrench, about 10 inches long. If i heat and bend it, I should be able to get to it better, i think.

Anyone have any advise? I hope to have a better idea on to install by the time I get the new case.

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Unread 03-31-2014, 09:45 PM   #2
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drop the tcase cross member and use a stubby 9/16 wrench. if you don't have a stubby get one.

there is no easier way. to make it easier, I picked up a ratcheting wrench that you can use on the other 5 bolts so you can save your hand/strength for that ***** of a bolt on top of the tcase
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Cut a spare wrench in half with a hacksaw. I go up from passenger side, feet at rear (R handed) after dropping trans a couple inches.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Yup, just did this on Sunday. Stubby 9/16 is the way to go. Harbor freight even has a nice set of ratcheting ones. Makes life so much easier.
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Unread 04-01-2014, 10:33 AM   #5
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I used a quarter inch ratchet and a quarter inch 9/16 standard socket. I had no issues doing it that way. Either you guys are way over thinking it, or I just got lucky.
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most (i reiterate most) 1/4" standard sockets sets that i've seen don't have a 9/16" socket, they all stop at 1/2"
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Unread 04-01-2014, 11:54 AM   #7
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Yeah, but that's nothing a trip to Sears (or maybe even Harbor Freight) can't solve. I'm fairly positive the socket I used was a Craftsman.
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The standard 1/4" Craftsman sets stop at 1/2" but you can buy larger as singles. I definitely have a 9/16" and I think you can get a 5/8" FWIW. Just the same as you can buy 1/2" drive sockets down to like 5/16".
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I can't remember what mine goes up to and my work computer blocks the part list from my set. I have the 309 piece mechanics set along with lots of other sockets and wrenches I've purchased for odd jobs.
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I use one of these and have never had a problem with the top bolt on the transfercases on any jeep:

They are also good for the startermotors on some cars, and to get to the nuts that are behind the turbo on any car/truck
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I use one of these and have never had a problem with the top bolt on the transfercases on any jeep:

They are also good for the startermotors on some cars, and to get to the nuts that are behind the turbo on any car/truck
I like those and they would look great in my toolbox.
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What are those called and where can I get me some?
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What you need is a 1/4 to 3/8 adapter.

Here is one in a set: http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-4-pc-accessory-set-1-4-in-dr/p-00942352000P?prdNo=8&blockNo=56&blockType=G56

But, I can't find the individual adapter.
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1/4" ratchet does the trick. Just go buy a 9/16 socket in 1/4 drive
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What are those called and where can I get me some?
They are called obstruction wrench, you can get them in almost any size you need.
Look for them on ebay or in a toolstore where you live, if they dont have any they should be able to get some for you.
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