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Old 06-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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replacing clutch.... drop trans.& trans caser as one?

I am replacing my clutch do to bad t.o. bearing. how do i take off skid plate with out everything falling on me? and once it is off can I drop transmission and transfer case as one unit? is transmission jack highly recomended as opposed to floor jack? thank you. Clutch party is friday. everyone is invited!

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Hello and welcome to Wrangler Forum.

To drop the skid plate and still keep the driveline in place, place a jack stand under the output shaft of the transfer case then loosen the bolts that hold inte trans to the skid. Place another jack stand under the oil pan with a decent size piece of wood to keep from denting the pa. Then remove the 6 bolts that support the skid and it will come down giving access to remove the trans from the motor. Remove the rear drive shaft to give you some wiggle room. You will take the trans and transfer case out as a unit. You should only need to pull the transmission back about a foot on a floor jack to give room to replace the clutch, throw out bearing and pressure plate. Good luck and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Several people on this site are very helpful.

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Old 06-22-2011, 09:21 PM   #3
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thanks alot Jeff! I inherited My dad's jeep when he passed away last year. I was with him when he bought it brand new in 1994. It only has 78,000 miles on it. it is my pride and joy!
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Only 78K and it is a 1994? Sounds great. It is just getting broken in now. Take some pics to post up and show us your new pride and joy.

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Old 06-23-2011, 02:16 AM   #5
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Hardest part of replacing my clutch was actually getting the trans back n. It took 3 friends, a lot of sweat, and a little blood but it got done with 2 floor jacks and 2 small jack stands. Idk if its the same for a yj but the top 2 bolts on the tj ax15 are external torx bits. Had to go buy a set just for that job and haven't used them since
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #6
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Drop the transfer case first while the skid plate is attached. Then support the tranny the best you can as you take off that skid plate. When I swapped out tranny's all I had was just a floor jack so I pull it out an and lowed it. Its going to be hard to line it all back up and get the tranny back in. I raised it, then rolled it forward then pushed like hell till it went all the way in.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:19 PM   #7
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Did mine this past spring, had the trans and tcase on the ground in 1.5hrs. I've dropped them as a unit each time I've dropped them out of the jeep. I put a tcase in solo once, never again, trying to lift that thing on ur back and line it up is a PITA.
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #8
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I have to replace mine soon too. If I can't gain access to my uncle's lift, heres what I'll do.

1. remove rear drive shaft and disconnect front drive shaft from the front axle (when you remove the rear drive shaft, fluid will come out of the transfer case. beware.)
2. put a jack stand under the output shaft of the transfer case.
3. take off 2 nuts that hold the transmission mount to the skid plate (these nuts are located under the skid plate. soak in pb blaster if they have rust on them. if you break the stud you will be replacing a transmission mount as well as a clutch.)
4. drop the skid plate.
5. place a floor jack with a piece of plywood on top of it under the transmission.
6. take jack stand out from transfer case output shaft
7. lower transmission till you can access the top transmission bolts

(ive replaced 2 automatic transmissions before. one in a jeep grand cherokee ***that tranny was a HEAVY sucker!*** and on in a ford explorer. we used a breaker bar with lots of extensions put together to reach these bolts from the back)

8. remove all the bolts and remove the starter!
9. slide transmission out (the transmission may have to be level to come out. it may not come out while tilted downwards)
10. re-install reverse order


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Old 06-23-2011, 02:49 PM   #9
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Oh also what you can do is make about 10 inch tall wooden block stands. You can jack up the jeep and put the tires on these 10 inch wooden blocks so youll have some more room under there. Make sure you build them out of thick and strong would using good screws to support the weigh.
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I've taken the transmission and transfer case out separately and as a unit. I've only ever done it by myself and the only thing I found to be difficult was handling the transfer case by myself once the transmission was in, that transfer case is really awkward to lift up from under the jeep as most of the weight it on one side.
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alright yjman so far i have drained transmission, removed skid plate (to access 30mm bolt to drain transfer case) removed rear drive shaft have all bolts soaked in pb blaster. i reckon removing front drive shaft is next. Then slave cylinder. waiting till tom. am to do anymore since ive been alone. got a buddy coming over to help muscle trans. out.
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Sounds like youre on the right track

Remember to remove the starter. I think it's bolted to the tranny. You dont want any wires ripping off the starter.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:46 PM   #13
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Is this a manual or auto?

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