post #1 of Old 02-02-2012, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Do I "have" to drop the transmission skidplate to change mount?

I've seen a couple how-to's on changing out the mount,but they both showed the skidplate/crossmember being dropped. I'm honestly afraid to try it,due to my frame being rusty in that area and worried about snapping bolts or breaking the nutserts. I'm wondering if I can just wiggle the mount out and another back in after I loosen the bolts for the mount.

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post #2 of Old 02-02-2012, 06:15 PM
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No. The mount is bolted to the skid and transmission, it would be incredibly difficult to get it unbolted from the transmission without dropping the skid, probably impossible.

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post #3 of Old 02-02-2012, 06:26 PM
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It's doable, I can see an option...you could lift the whole body off the frame with a shop lift, then roll the frame out from under the body into a different bay. loosen the 4 bolts on the tranny mount, then use a hoist to remove the engine, tranny and t-case as one piece. then replace the tranny mount, and reassemble everything.
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it's doable, i can see an option...you could lift the whole body off the frame with a shop lift, then roll the frame out from under the body into a different bay. Loosen the 4 bolts on the tranny mount, then use a hoist to remove the engine, tranny and t-case as one piece. Then replace the tranny mount, and reassemble everything.
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ok so that's answered then lol
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post #6 of Old 02-02-2012, 06:49 PM
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I've seen a couple how-to's on changing out the mount,but they both showed the skidplate/crossmember being dropped. I'm honestly afraid to try it,due to my frame being rusty in that area and worried about snapping bolts or breaking the nutserts. I'm wondering if I can just wiggle the mount out and another back in after I loosen the bolts for the mount.
It may be doable without dropping it, but I dropped mine. Here's a link to my thread on here when I changed mine; Tranny mount
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I did it this past summer. Sure it sucked, but I didnt wanna mess with the nutserts.
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post #8 of Old 02-02-2012, 08:16 PM
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If your TC skid nutserts are that bad, you're going to have to address that issue sooner or later. I say go for it now. If you plan on them spinning and have spare parts and spare time ready to go, they will probably hold together indefinitely.
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