Quick response much appreciated - 4 bolts in center of skid plate??? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-25-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Quick response much appreciated - 4 bolts in center of skid plate???

Im removing my stock skid plate but before i do i need to know what the 4 smaller bolts in the center are holding. Can i remove the 3 larger bolts on each side and drop it or do i need to remove the 4 nuts in the center?????

blp5172 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,268
Images: 5
Should be holding the t-case if I recall.

__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:21 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Should be holding the t-case if I recall.
Thank you so much for the quick response - ok im no mechanic but im guessing i will need to remove them as well correct? Is there anything i need to know or expect? Anything going to fall out?
blp5172 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,268
Images: 5
Well you will need to support the tranny/t-case.. Jack stand will work for that. Btw why are you taking the skid off?
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:24 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
Well you will need to support the tranny/t-case.. Jack stand will work for that. Btw why are you taking the skid off?

Im removing the muffler to replace it - please tell me i dont have to remove the skid - i cant see getting to the bolts on the cat without it
blp5172 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:30 PM   #6
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,268
Images: 5
Hm, not sure I never had to deal with a TJ muffler. Could you just cut it after the cat and then fit in a new juction there?
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 08:42 PM   #7
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 33,228
Images: 2
Those four nuts are attached to the transmission mount and you must (!) remove them before dropping the skidplate. The top of the transmission mount is bolted to the transfer case (yeah I know but it's still called the transmission mount ) and the transfer case skidplate is attached to the bottom of the transmission mount. The tranny mount is primarily made from rubber so it can't support the weight of the t-case skidplate.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #8
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Those four nuts are attached to the transmission mount and you must (!) remove them before dropping the skidplate. The top of the transmission mount is bolted to the transfer case (yeah I know but it's still called the transmission mount ) and the transfer case skidplate is attached to the bottom of the transmission mount. The tranny mount is primarily made from rubber so it can't support the weight of the t-case skidplate.
Ok well how much shit am i in if i already removed the 3 bolts on one side but not the other - the skid dropped about an inch but i have since bolted it back. Am i F**ked or is there no harm? I put it in gear and nothing seems wrong with it.
blp5172 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 09:06 PM   #9
IITYWTMWYBMAB

WF Supporting Member
::WF Administrator::
 
4Jeepn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Florence, KY
Posts: 10,268
Images: 5
Should be okay.. 1" is not a big deal.
__________________
79.96.85.00.01.97.00.97.93.97.95.94
CJ.XJ.CJ. TJ. TJ.ZJ. TJ.TJ. ZJ.ZJ.YJ. XJ
4Jeepn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-25-2009, 09:30 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
Support your drivetran when you remove ths TC skid. Itīs easier to rech the bolts at the cat/muffler on that way.
Here are some pics when I removed my muffler in 2007.
I also needed to loosen the rear driveshaft because there was no other way to get the muffler and end pipe out of there.








nicolas-eric is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Skid Plate Issue, please help Thor33 TJ Tech Forum 14 10-20-2010 08:10 PM
newb .... issues with skid plate nutserts Supermachine TJ Tech Forum 10 05-22-2010 08:13 PM
Skid Plate rj5570 JK General Discussion Forum 6 08-17-2009 10:37 PM
Gas Tank Skid Plate Sale - 1 Week Only dave@rokmen Classifieds Archive 0 07-14-2009 06:28 PM
Skid plate supporting the tranny transfercase? I want to change fluids. chmura YJ Tech Forum 3 06-09-2009 02:00 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19 PM.



JeepŪ, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC