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Old 11-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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t-case drop question

do i need to Loosen the transmission mount nuts? or do i just loosen the t-case skid and put in the spacers?

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Old 11-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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yes you need to loosen the trans mount bolts. the mount will move position slightly. otherwise you'll break the mount.

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Old 11-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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and the mount is in front of the t-case towards the front of the car?
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:29 PM   #4
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and the mount is in front of the t-case towards the front of the car?
the transmission mount attaches the transmission to the transfer case skid. the transfer case skid & that mount holds up the exhaust and a big part of the drivetrain. you will need to support the transmission with a jack when installing the t-case drop.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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It sounds more complicated than it is - once you see it you'll have an "aha" moment.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:52 PM   #6
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do the transmission mount nuts have spacers or do i tighten those after i place the t-case spacers in?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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do the transmission mount nuts have spacers or do i tighten those after i place the t-case spacers in?
No spacers on the mount, just retighten them.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #8
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The transmission mount is held to the skidplate by the four nuts that are recessed in the middle of the skidplate. You get to them from the bottom while laying on your back. Use a 1/2" wrench to loosen the nuts 3-4 turns and then insert the tcase spacer kit. Once the spacer kit is fully installed, simply retighten the four nuts.

The below photo indicates their position. The nuts you need to loosen are inside where the circle is. Skidplates vary slightly by model year and whether it is Mopar or aftermarket so yours will at least look close to this.
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