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Unread 04-11-2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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Transfer Case Removal / SYE Install

I got my parts in last night for my SYE (Advanced Adapters) installation. Hopefully tomorrow night I'll get a start on it. Anyone have any advice / tips / tricks to keep in mind as I get started?

Also, I've read online that it can be done with the Transfer Case still installed on the Jeep, but the instructions from AA advise that it be removed. Anyone have options of which way?

If I choose to remove it, if that a difficult thing? Anything that I need to keep in mind?

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Unread 04-11-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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You do not need to remove the t/case. Get yourself a good manual, Chiltons, Haynes or FSM to go along with the instructions. Follow them closely, and it's a couple hour job.

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Unread 04-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, make sure you have a GOOD set of snap ring pliers!
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Unread 04-11-2006, 12:19 PM   #4
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Oh yeah, make sure you have a GOOD set of snap ring pliers!
Is it snap ring or lock ring pliers? I swear I've read the posts discussing which one is needed when the search worked, but have since forgot.

My JB Conversions super shorty should be here today actually. :-)
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Unread 04-11-2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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Is it snap ring or lock ring pliers? I swear I've read the posts discussing which one is needed when the search worked, but have since forgot.

My JB Conversions super shorty should be here today actually. :-)
You only need lock ring pliers to disassemble the TC (but get good ones!) Whether you need snap ring pliers depends on the kit you have. I think the AA kit does not require snap ring installation. My Tera SYE did. Not sure about JB conversions.

BTW, I did mine with the TC still in the Jeep. I made an installation video, if anyone wants to see it. You can find it via search, or ask me and I'll post it again.

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Unread 04-11-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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You only need lock ring pliers to disassemble the TC (but get good ones!) Whether you need snap ring pliers depends on the kit you have. I think the AA kit does not require snap ring installation. My Tera SYE did. Not sure about JB conversions.

BTW, I did mine with the TC still in the Jeep. I made an installation video, if anyone wants to see it. You can find it via search, or ask me and I'll post it again.

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I don't think the search is around anymore. Would you mind posting it again? I've read the instructions about 5 times now, but i want to make sure I'm as prepped as possible.
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Unread 04-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #7
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Though I was ready to remove my t-case to install my SYE kit, friends who came over to help convinced me to leave it in. They (mrblaine was one of them) were right, it was far easier and quicker to just leave it in. And it's not that the snap-ring pliers need to be "good quality", they just need to open far wider than the usual pliers do. Tool trucks like Snap-On and Matco have them, I had zero luck finding them in tool stores.
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I don't think the search is around anymore. Would you mind posting it again? I've read the instructions about 5 times now, but i want to make sure I'm as prepped as possible.
Here you go: SYE Install Video

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Is it snap ring or lock ring pliers? I swear I've read the posts discussing which one is needed when the search worked, but have since forgot.

My JB Conversions super shorty should be here today actually. :-)
Your going to love the Super Short shaft. On my LJ my shaft ended up being 28.5" long.

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Unread 04-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #11
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SYE Install problems

GET YOURSELF A GOOD MANUAL BEFORE YOU START!!!

Mine was a TerraFlex SYE Kit and the instructions didn't match my 2003 TJ. When I called TerraFlex for help on Friday afternoon they said their instructions were only meant to be a guidline and a good manual was required to do the job.

Well, thanks for letting me know first.

I completed the install OK but it took much longer that it should have.
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Unread 04-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #12
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The AA instructions are pretty good. There is one large snap ring which the AA instructions tell you to remove which I read after my install did not need to be removed, other than that though they seemed fine. I did mine in-vehicle with no regrets.
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Unread 04-11-2006, 04:31 PM   #13
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Much easier to do it in vehicle, that way you don't have to mess with shifter linkages and the nuts on the studs that hold t-case to the tranny can be a pain to access.
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Much easier to do it in vehicle, that way you don't have to mess with shifter linkages and the nuts on the studs that hold t-case to the tranny can be a pain to access.

Not only that, but some of the stuff that needs some force to remove takes another set of hands when it's on the bench to keep it steady and not moving all over the place.

Much easier in the jeep.

Drain the fluid before you do anything else. Then get tall jackstands, I have 6 ton versions that I have tack welded to the top of some dually rims. Jack the jeep up as high as you can get it via the pumpkin on the rear axle and set the frame on the tall stands.

That will give you enough room to sit up comfortably under there and make it much easier.
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Unread 04-11-2006, 07:00 PM   #15
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i broke my oil pump when i did mine so becareful around that . i was a little hesitant about doin one myself but i was fairly easy
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