I have an '86 CJ7 and when I bought it the PO said that this nut had fallen off and I should probably replace it soon with a slip resistant nut because he said it just fell off while driving his. Its a big bolt that goes through the transmission and then down through a cross member hold the transmission in place...without it, its hard to slide it into gear sometimes.
Can anyone tell me what size this nut is and if i can get it at just a random hardware store. ~Thanks
Also, this bolt doesn't hold the tranny in place. It is my understanding that it helps keep the tranny lined up under high torque conditions like hard acceleration, off-roading, etc. It does need to be anchored down so you don't accidentally tear up something else, but the actual bolts holding the tranny in place are the two bolts placed close together in the center of the skid plate.
Joe the pumpman
- Once you've changed every single wear part, it really runs pretty doggone good!
Ok so I got a nut with a nylon washer in it and a locking washer so that maybe it doesn't fall off again, but it doesn't seem to be tightening down all the way. It threads all the way up and then I thighten more nd it never hits a stopping point. Is it suppose to be like this or is it supposed to be tight as I can get it?
2004 WJ freedom edition - DD
Throttle body spacer, K&N air filter, rusty's intake system, 2" spacer, 31"s, and all kinds of Thule crap!
work in progress!
The stud should be straight up and down (not leaning as in the pic above). It should be tightened to the belly pan. Any play should be in the bushings above. IF the bottom nut is spinning, use a box end wrench to hold the stud be reaching in on top of the pan to hold it.