Don't forget to support the back of the engine too
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Originally Posted by Matt1981CJ7 View Post
The engine/transmission/t case are pitched back at an angle. To slide the pan straight back (rolling on a jack) would result in the input shaft retaining the upward angle, but while not changing the height to compensate for the pitch.
What about the weight transfer of the transmission and tcase in relation to the one mount it is now balancing on. If it tilts or rolls forward or back , the pan may still be flat on the jack, but the now super heavy combo is not...
I also have major concern with not only the weight of the full combo, but if it comes off the rail side, shifts wrong, tilts wrong, OR drops off the jack while being moved, that's it for any body part between it and the concrete.
In MY opinion only, with the pan off, I can get to the driveshaft bolts way easier, tilt the transmission down a few degrees to easily reach the top bellhousing bolts, check the trans mount and torque arm bushings, and not fight the weight of pushing that massive combo forward, while trying to be gentle in lining up the splines on a new clutch and new pilot bearing.
I'm NOT saying your way is wrong and NOT trying to argue with you on who's right or wrong. BOTH right for each person. Ive done the combo remove and install before and its was way HARDER for me. If the engine is out, I will install the transmission to the engine before it goes in and then shoehorn them both in. Again, way easier to handle it, align the bolts, tighten then, etc. The t case goes on the rear very easy after its in....
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Yes, there are several ways to skin this cat, and none of them are right or wrong. I'm just relating what worked for me, having done this exercise 3 times in less than a month. This method took me less than half the time of removing the components separately, and I felt much safer while doing it.
Your mileage may vary.
Well I dropped my trans last week and fround my problem or two. The spring pack on my disc exploded, popped the rivits. I didn't expect that out of a Sachs disc. On furthur examination, I notice the pilot bearing was dust, only 2 needles left. Could this cause the disc to come apart?
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