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Old 05-14-2013, 04:42 PM   #1
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The bolts on the passenger side of my transmission crossmember have rotted out. Any easy ways to fix it?

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Old 05-15-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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Support the transmission with a bottle jack/jackstand.
Remove the rotted skid plate/cross member
Reinstall a new skid plate/cross member (eBay, wrecking yard, aftermarket, etc)

Getting the 6 bolts out of the skid plate/cross member may be challenging/impossible because of rust. (it's always helpful if you put your location in your profile, as things like rust can be inferred from your location)

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Old 05-15-2013, 04:32 PM   #3
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Here's what it looks like. The crossmember isn't rotted but the rail is.
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #4
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I sure hope you arent driving around like that.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
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Wow. That is a disaster waiting to happen. When the skid plate drops you will most likely lose the radiator, fan, tcase, rear diff, rear driveshaft, exhaust and a handful of other things. How bad is the frame rot? More pics?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #6
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I sure hope you arent driving around like that.
Nah I heard a noise as I was backing out of my driveway and when I got out, I saw that.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:38 PM   #7
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Wow. That is a disaster waiting to happen. When the skid plate drops you will most likely lose the radiator, fan, tcase, rear diff, rear driveshaft, exhaust and a handful of other things. How bad is the frame rot? More pics?
Luckily it only dropped on one side but I ordered new frame rail pieces to weld in on both sides just on case.
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:43 PM   #8
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Turns out I need a new crossmember too. Does anyone know if one from a TJ will fit my YJ? I'm just asking in case I can broaden my search. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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Nope the tj is different YJ only or a custom plate made for the YJ.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:31 PM   #10
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Nope the tj is different YJ only or a custom plate made for the YJ.
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:49 PM   #11
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All done!
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