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post #1 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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SYE Install

Brown Santa delivered my SYE today and my adjustable upper control arms should be here by the end of the week. I know I need to get some better snap ring pliers. Am I missing anything ? I know I will have to wait on the drive shaft so I can measure.

I am undecided whether to remove the TC or give a try with it still in. Any advice ??

I can't wait to get rid of the TC drop.


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post #2 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 05:15 PM
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I did mine still in the Jeep and would recommend it that way. I found it easier than removing the case with those six PITA nuts/studs. Here is a link that I used. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...-still-695330/ I found this very helpful and a better resource than the install instructions.
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post #3 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 05:39 PM
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i too would suggest leaving it in the vehicle. with the 3.5" springs 35's and 1" BL and the driveshaft removed i was able to sit indian style under the jeep, it was tight but not too uncomfortable.

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post #4 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 06:13 PM
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I did mine on my YJ and it was the first time I had ever torn into anything that deep before so I pulled it out and put it on a bench so that I could see and get to everything easier. I figured a couple minute struggle getting in and out was better than being uncomfortable for 45 minutes to an hour working on the TC. And yes it took me that long, reading instructions and double checking as I went so that I didn't make a mistake. Wanted to make sure I did it right the first time so I wouldn't have to take it out again. After doing it I can see where it can be done under the jeep (for experienced people) but would recommend taking it out if you are new to this type work and have never done it before.

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do it in the jeep check this out
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post #6 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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do it in the jeep check this out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hGpjCAkOvk
Well according to that it should only take 10 minutes and 7 seconds !!

I think that seals it, I'll leave it in the Jeep.

Thanks !!

Now if I could just find a D44 somewhere..........

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I took mine out and did it on a bench, if I ever do another 1 i will leave it in.

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post #8 of 21 Old 11-09-2011, 10:59 PM
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I did mine still installed in the Jeep. I had the rear axle up high on jackstands, so I had plenty of room underneath the Jeep to work. Once I got the back half of the case off, I brought it to the workbench to work on, and then went back under the Jeep to reinstall it.
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I've done both, just leave it in, it's not that much easier with it out.

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I've done it both ways as well, if you don't have a tranny jack or similar to help you get the TC in and out easily I'd probably just leave it in.

As far as other tools, make sure you have both a good pair of snap ring pliers and a good pair of retaining ring pliers. You'll need both kinds (ie.. there are both kinds of rings; the kind with holes in them and the kind without). I also needed to pick up the 12 point 10mm socket and the larger socket for the yoke retaining nut.

Overall it's a pretty easy job, not nearly as daunting as its made out to be. Good luck.
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Just for good measure, leave it under the Jeep and both kinds of pliers are a must. Don't get the supposedly "heavy duty" ones at Autozone. I used them and they sucked. But I ended up using them along with one or 2 screwdrivers and needle nose to get all the old rings off and the new ones on. Just a note of caution, wear safety glass when taking these rings off! I had one fling off and hit me right in the forehead hard enough to draw blood. I'm lucky it didn't hit me in the eye.
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As far as other tools, make sure you have both a good pair of snap ring pliers and a good pair of retaining ring pliers. You'll need both kinds (ie.. there are both kinds of rings; the kind with holes in them and the kind without). I also needed to pick up the 12 point 10mm socket and the larger socket for the yoke retaining nut.
Personally used only lock ring pliers. Did not see anytime in process where would have need snap ring.

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I did mine in the Jeep as well. I jacked up the rear of the Jeep with an engine hoist attached to the trailer hitch to get some big jack stands under the frame.

X2 on what everyone has said about the pliers. Don't cheap out. I bent and destroyed two pairs of cheapos before I broke down and bought a quality pair from the Matco Tool Truck.

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Personally used only lock ring pliers. Did not see anytime in process where would have need snap ring.
I'm no mechanic; snap rings have the holes for the tool to be inserted into correct? And lock rings are the ones without the holes right? On my 231 the very first ring was a snap ring, all of the rest (including the new ones to install) were lock rings. Maybe there were variations in different years?
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-10-2011, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys !
I will definitely pick up a good pair of lock ring pliers and leave it in the Jeep !

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