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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Skid plate under tranny

so i recently pulled my stock exhaust off and to do so required me to drop the skid plate but now i can't get it back on.

i had to drive to work without it and now i'm having a wicked tough time shifting gears. so is the plate supposed to be holding up the tranny?

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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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you mean the skid plate that had 4 bolts in the center and 3 on either side? that big hunk of steel thingie in the center of the jeep?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:08 AM   #4
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you mean the skid plate that had 4 bolts in the center and 3 on either side? that big hunk of steel thingie in the center of the jeep?
yeah that one.
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yeah that one.
Yeah,,, that holds up the entire back end of the transmission and transfer case.

DO NOT DRIVE WITHOUT IT
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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:25 AM   #6
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Yeah,,, that holds up the entire back end of the transmission and transfer case.

DO NOT DRIVE WITHOUT IT
What he said.
You now have a couple hundred extra pounds being supported by the two engine mounts.
You are stressing stuff in ways it was never designed to and asides from the different driveshaft angle the transmission is probably operating with a slight downward pull to it so everything is flexing and twisting inside while operating.
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wonder if the fan blades are making contact with the top of the fan schroud yet?

why couldnt you get the skid plate back on?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #8
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oh *****. glad work isn't more than 15min away. still not good.

as for it not going back on. idk, i couldn't get the outer bolts on and only one would contact back to the frame but even that one wouldn't go in straight.
think that maybe the downward pressure is pushing it away? do ya think i need to try and jack the plate up under the tranny
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You've gotta be ****ing kidding me.

COMMON SENSE. PLEASE USE IT.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 12:38 PM   #10
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You've gotta be ****ing kidding me.

COMMON SENSE. PLEASE USE IT.
True it is common sense. One could ASSume that everyone knows this.
Well sir, I appreciate your input and help on this matter. Not to mention the confidence booster in there. Perhaps if I had the money an trusted mechanic I could hav had someone else do it Or perhaps just the guidance thru it. Then again with it being "common sense" I could hav pulled any joe off the street for their advice in the matter.

COMMON COURTESY. PLEASE LEARN IT.
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Oh boy! :grabs popcorn:
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I've been a Jeep owner for just over a week and even I knew about this. Of course I'm a little OCD when it comes to researching stuff before turning wrenches.

I wish you the best of luck.
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You've gotta be ****ing kidding me.

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Translated.

Using a floor jack, support and raise the transmission. Install the skid. Lower the transmission back down on the skid. Install the four center bolts on the transmission mount.
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COMMON COURTESY. PLEASE LEARN IT.
I think it's obvious we're both lacking in certain qualities. At least I can admit it.
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I've been a Jeep owner for just over a week and even I knew about this. Of course I'm a little OCD when it comes to researching stuff before turning wrenches.

I wish you the best of luck.
Nuff said.
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Using a floor jack, support and raise the transmission. Install the skid. Lower the transmission back down on the skid. Install the four center bolts on the transmission mount.
That's exactly what I would've said if I didn't find this whole situation so ridiculous/comical.
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Using a floor jack, support and raise the transmission. Install the skid. Lower the transmission back down on the skid. Install the four center bolts on the transmission mount.
This

I initially jack the skid up enough to align the 4 holes (forward center of skid for my auto) to the transmission support bracket bolts hanging down. Once the bracket bolts protrude from the skid, I would next slowly jack the skid up further and align the center hole (either on driver's or passenger's side) and hand thread a bolt through the center hole. I would repeat on the opposite side on the center and then another on the rear or front hole and repeat again on the opposite side. By this time I'm using a ratchet wrench to snug up the bolts. I finish the process by torquing the frame bolts down to 45 ft lbs (I use anti-seize) and the bracket nuts to 20 ft lbs.

I've never had an issue remounting my skid this way.
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