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Unread 05-19-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Borrowing trans jack(floor jack style) NNJ

Hey guys I am going to be swapping my trans mid june and was wondering if anyone in northern new jersey has a trans jack i could borrow. Id hate to drive an hour to harbor freight for a 60 buck one. I'd only need it for maybe a week. its my first swap and my cousin (has a little experience from school) is helping me but i plan to remove the t case with the trans as 1 whole unit, and hopefully install the same way. Thanks much appreicated. im in the hopatcong area, and going to be in the boonton area to do the swap, so let me know!

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Unread 05-22-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Id suggest dissassemble the tcase from trans makes it lighter and you can lift tcase off u and cousin. As for trans id say use a floor jack 2 ton and just lift and pull back no nee to go alll technically for a jeep trans not to hard to pull. Just make sure remove sensors before pulling back. Its been known for people to forget crank sensor and pull trans ad rip harness and such.
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Unread 05-22-2012, 03:50 PM   #3
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Thanks! I was told i should just remove the whole thing as 1 whole unit since there is more room to work on it once its out of the jeep. but I think i might seperate them. I was thinking about running 2 ratchet straps across both frame rails cradeling the trans & t case, and have them help me guide it down and back up (as 1 whole piece). thoughts of that?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 04:15 AM   #4
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Ratchet straps not safest thing to do no control over them. If i was in woods a had to i would but if able to use a floor jack id do it using jack. If need be buy jack n then return after use
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Unread 05-23-2012, 05:03 AM   #5
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I used ratchet straps to cradle it down. Not the easiest thing to do but get them strong enough and you can at least use them as a safety device to prevent it from falling on you. I still suggest using something else to drop the Trans and use straps as a back up
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Unread 05-23-2012, 01:46 PM   #6
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Sorry i mean't i'd use the straps to help keep it balanced on the jack! im using a 3 ton craftsman floor jack. its a bigger jack so i should be fine. I would like to drop it as 1 unit, but i think if i have the t case attached, it wont balanace on the oil pan. anyone know if it would?
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Unread 05-25-2012, 12:12 PM   #7
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Do you mean trans pan?
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Unread 05-25-2012, 12:21 PM   #8
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Trans jack bunch of sissys I tell ya, I just lay on my back under the transmission and lower it down on to my chest and the slide it off. Same deal putting it back in, I've never liked using a floor jack almost dropped a couple transmissions that way.
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