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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:17 PM   #61
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When I was pulling the CV joint apart, she helped hammer the socket a little. Didn't have much effect, shes too petite!
Mine's 5'-4" and 120 and likes to forge hot metal so don't give me that "too petite" s***. Hand her a two pound sledge and let her wreck something and she'll be hooked.

Your build looks like it's going well.

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Unread 04-11-2012, 04:58 AM   #62
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Mine's 5'-4" and 120 and likes to forge hot metal so don't give me that "too petite" s***. Hand her a two pound sledge and let her wreck something and she'll be hooked.

Your build looks like it's going well.
Maybe I'll get a BFH from tractor supply today, just for her! After dealing with my jeep addiction for almsot 2 years, I think some rubbed off on her. She told me a few weeks ago that she wants her own wrangler for college. And thanks for the kind words!
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Unread 04-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #63
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Nutserts and bolts acquired. Grade 8 mofo.

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Unread 04-11-2012, 08:28 PM   #64
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Are my pics still too big? I just used photobucket instead of imgur and it came out the same
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Unread 04-12-2012, 09:17 AM   #65
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Pics are still big, but better.
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Unread 04-12-2012, 02:59 PM   #66
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My buddy drove me 30 min to the driveline shop. Guy told me it'd be $70. Just like I was quoted on the phone. But I also need the rest of the CV assembly. He also told me that they cut the entire yoke off and weld on a new one, which I wasn't aware of. Wanted to charge me $60. So now I must wait till my CV socket arrives and then I can bring it all there. : For now I'll be shopping around online for a cheaper yoke and cheaper service. I drive 2WD anyways.
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Unread 04-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #67
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Got my last pieces for the t-case. A little progress made today. Two other obstacles still remain. Unbolting the old t-cse. And installing new nutserts. Also debating if and what color I should paint the t-case. So im planning what needs to happen after the swap is done. To do list:
- New swaybar links (discos)
- Rear pinion seal
- Patch up some rust ( under tailight, rear rollbar mount, driver fender)
- tune CB
- paint underbody, floor, fenders, rear bumper.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #68
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Waiting for an extra hand with the tcase, damn retaining rings suck to install. In the mean time, I tried tackling old tcase removal. Spent 30 min getting one nut off. 4 more to go. And they all seem impossible to reach. I lowered the tranny so much that it was hanging for a moment (on accident). Considering mech doing it, would just save time. Depends what he'll charge me. Ahh... its 80 degrees outside and I cant drive. FML.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #69
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I found that the 2 top nuts were the hardest, with the top passenger being the PITA everyone described... and then some.

Get a breaker bar... or better yet, a hollow metal pipe. That should be all you need to get the leverage to break the others.

Depending on how old the jeep is, the t/c might be rusted in place... mine's a 93, and like I said, it took a 1200lb come-along and 2 pipes to get it off.

I don't expect yours to be as difficult.

Put your jack under the tc to help hold it in place.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 01:46 PM   #70
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I found that the 2 top nuts were the hardest, with the top passenger being the PITA everyone described... and then some.

Get a breaker bar... or better yet, a hollow metal pipe. That should be all you need to get the leverage to break the others.

Depending on how old the jeep is, the t/c might be rusted in place... mine's a 93, and like I said, it took a 1200lb come-along and 2 pipes to get it off.

I don't expect yours to be as difficult.

Put your jack under the tc to help hold it in place.
Problem is, I can't even get up there! I lowered the tranny as far as possible and couldn't fit the wrench up top.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 05:04 PM   #71
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Anyone know where this goes in t-case? had it all together, then remembered the first snap ring I took off.

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Unread 04-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #72
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It's probably the input shaft snap ring, if it's the first one you took off.

Looks strange though.

Depends, how many snap rings did you take off?
Only 1 was needed to crack the case from what I recall.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #73
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I only took off 2. But the other one looked different. Sorta like yours... which I can't really see.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:48 PM   #74
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is it larger or smaller?
what size is it?

There are 2 on the input shaft. 1 holds the input gear in place, the other is the low range gear snap ring.

Looking at my pics from my swap, I see that I removed 2 snap rings, but I can only remember the one. The 2nd is much larger, but doesn't look like yours.

Did you completely remove the rear external housing? I think there's a snap ring there.
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Unread 04-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #75
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I remember that when I did my SYE I ended up with an extra snap ring..

So if you got 2 (maybe just one, I dont remember) on, and that t-case shaft doesn't move you should be good
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