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Unread 10-03-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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Installing transmission: to install transmission and t-case as a unit or separately?

Im getting ready to put my transmission back in and was wondering which would be easier? To install the transmission first then put the transfer case on or to install them as a unit?
While taking it out i removed both as a unit and it was fairly awkward.

Also if anyone has access to jeep part numbers im looking for the two reverse torques bolts that hold the top of the transmission bell housing to the engine block. I stripped one while removing the trans. (might replace with regular hex head instead of replacing with reverse torques)

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Unread 10-03-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
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I found separately was easier
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Unread 10-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #3
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I've done it a couple of times and did them separate. I've never done them together but I can't imagine it being easier.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
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if it was me, separate.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:10 PM   #5
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Seperate is easier for me. I would not replace the external torx bolts. Get regular hex heads.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #6
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Separately for sure. It's nearly impossible to get everything aligned with both as a unit unless you have a transmission jack.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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I've never done a TJ, but I've done a dozen or so other 4x4s and together was far easier.
Never tried it without a transmission jack. You can rent a transmission jack for cheap, save you dropping heavy stuff on your head.
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Unread 10-03-2009, 04:43 PM   #8
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Definitely do them separately...
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Unread 10-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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Just put my trans back in this morning. Took five-and-a-half hours start to finish, including clean up and putting tools away. I used two tranny jacks and put both in as a single unit. Way too easy.
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