Alright guys I decided to see if my jee sounded any good strait piped. To get to bolts to take the muffler off I take my skip plate off. I get te muffler unhooked and start it up and hear a loud thud. I look under the jeep and the transmission ad transfer case are just resting in the jack I still had under there. And my rear drive shaft snapped in the process. Someone help. Was the skid plate the only thing holding the transmission/transfer case up? It's an 01 2.5l manual tranny. All I'm looking to do right now is get the stuff back up where it should be. I'll worry about the driveshaft when I get this stuff fixed.
Well on that note, I don't even see a crossmember. Was the skid please supposed to act as the crossmember on this? Also. I was able to get the tranny/trans case back up. Not sure it's any better. Now it's tilting up too much. Can't shift gears into 1 3 or 5
The skidplate provides the 3rd of three support points for the engine/transmission/transfer case assembly. That third mount, called the transmission mount but which is actually bolted to the transfer case rests on and is bolted to the skidplate.
The stud that pulled out of the bracket in your second photo will likely fit back inside once you get things realigned.
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So your saying put the jack on the transmission? I already got the transmission back up bit not it is too high. It's resting on my catalytic converter up against the tub. I need it lowered back down a little bit now.
Put a wood block and jack stand under your oil pan. Take out the one you have under the transmission. Then using a floor jack raise your tcase skid back up ensuring as you go to raise it the 4 bolts for the transmission mount thing pass through there holes. Now you will be raising the transmission back into place with the t case skid using a jack. Get it back bolted to the frame and replace the 4 nuts on the transmission mount things bolts and you should be as good as can be expected. And wow dude that is something. Good luck brother.
Edit deleted this part. I see it's there already: Bolt the transmission mount and the exhaust hanger thing back to the transfer case. So ignore that.
Ok, I understand how to raise the transmission back up with the skid plate. But the transmission is to high right now and I can't get it back down. I think where my rear slip yoke shaft broke is pinching and won't let the transmission come down. I'm trying to get the rear driveshaft off right now to see if that will let the transmission come back down.
Sorry for the confusion. That jack stand isn't supporting anything. It's just there I case it decides to fall back down it won't go all the way to ground.
So you can pull that jack stand out by hand and the transmission will be stuck raised higher than it goes? I'm confused. It's like there has to be weight on that jack stand. Of course I wouldn't remove it until you jack stand and wood block the oil pan.
Get a wood block and support your tranny with a jack. Get a second floor jack an lift the rear bumper. NOT The axle. That should give you room to lift the tranny further to remove your rear driveline and put the skid back on
Jeeps never get stuck or broke. Just parked in odd places for an indeterminate length of time.