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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Urgent : 2001 TJ SLip Yoke Elimnator Install

In the middle of installing a slip yoke eliminator on a buddys jeep.

As of right now I have the housing off and am trying to remove the chain and main output shaft. Only to realize the front yoke is on. I've tried several different ways to remove but all have been unsuccessful.

It would be nice if I had an impact but I don't. I'm using simple hand tools.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the front yoke off??

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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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Did you get the nut off yet?
If yes-Try this
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fr...moval-1041127/
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #3
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Did you get the nut off yet?
If yes-Try this
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/fr...moval-1041127/
When I searched, I found this thread and it seems in this case they were able to remove the front yoke.

What I did not see before is that robncar mentions that he was able to take the chain off without the front output shaft. Is this possible? If so, how?
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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Given your comment about wishing you had an impact wrench I assume nut is still on. Without that you need to jam the yoke to keep it from spinning (pipe wrench maybe). Then you just need a big breaker bar and get lots of leverage. Maybe try using floor jack to lever the breaker bar.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:47 AM   #5
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When I searched, I found this thread and it seems in this case they were able to remove the front yoke.

What I did not see before is that robncar mentions that he was able to take the chain off without the front output shaft. Is this possible? If so, how?
He may not have fully removed his (I didn't either) but he does talk about moving it backward to create slack to remove the chain. Don't see how you can move it backward without getting the yoke off.
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Unread 08-01-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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He may not have fully removed his (I didn't either) but he does talk about moving it backward to create slack to remove the chain. Don't see how you can move it backward without getting the yoke off.
Roger That. I'll go put on my big boy pants and try to break this stupid nut off.

Thanks for the tips!

Hopefully he will have a vehicle for work tomorrow.
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I did remove the yoke nut and then slid the front output shaft back to assist with chain removal.

If it's a matter of the front yoke turning, some have had success with a large pipe wrench with a cheater tube to hold it while loosening the nut.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #8
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I am also having a difficult time removing the front output yoke nut. I am in the middle of installing a SYE.

Do you guys think a dewalt corded impact wrench would work? I'm sure I need an impact wrench but I'm trying not to spend the coin on an air compressor and all the necessary goodies.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #9
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I used a big *** monkey wrench to hold the yoke while I turned the nut with a 1/2" breaker bar. It was a good workout.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 01:48 PM   #10
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I used a big *** monkey wrench to hold the yoke while I turned the nut with a 1/2" breaker bar. It was a good workout.
I am installing the SYE with the TC still attached to the jeep. I don't have enough room under there for all that.
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I am also having a difficult time removing the front output yoke nut. I am in the middle of installing a SYE.

Do you guys think a dewalt corded impact wrench would work? I'm sure I need an impact wrench but I'm trying not to spend the coin on an air compressor and all the necessary goodies.
Holy thread necromancy batman. You realize you resurrected a post almost 2 1/2 years old?

I've had to rent Dewalt corded impact wrenches for other projects before and even the 3/4" doesn't produce anywhere near the maximum torque values of a good airtool (peak around 400 ft-lbs IIRC). It was certainly sufficient to spin off the (badly rusted) axle nut on my 1/2 ton truck which should have a similar or higher torque requirement compared to the front yoke on the xfer case. I'd be hesitant to buy one but a tool rental might make sense if there's someone around you that rents power tools.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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I am installing the SYE with the TC still attached to the jeep. I don't have enough room under there for all that.
I did mine with the T-Case still in the jeep.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #13
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I am also having a difficult time removing the front output yoke nut. I am in the middle of installing a SYE.

Do you guys think a dewalt corded impact wrench would work? I'm sure I need an impact wrench but I'm trying not to spend the coin on an air compressor and all the necessary goodies.
I have used a cordless electric before to get the front yoke nut off. Wouldn't say it zipped it off easily but it got the job done.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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I did mine with the T-Case still in the jeep.
With the TC in the jeep why do you need to hold the yoke? Just put the TC in 4L and remove the yoke at the beginning of the job.
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Unread 12-06-2012, 02:35 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the replies guys.

Yeah I realize that I resurrected an old thread. I figured there isn't any sense in making another thread about the exact same issue.

My neighbor has air tools but I don't like having to rely on somebody else's tools for my automotive endeavors. I will take your responses into consideration. Thanks again guys.
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