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Old 01-12-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
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Engine shifted after MML lift. HELP

When i was install my MML, the engine shifted towards the driverside. What's the best way to move an engine back in alignment.

I've been trying for almost 2hrs and I'm clueless.

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #2
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When I did mine, I had a floor jack under the trans so was able to have a friend push over while I got the other side attached. Do you have a stationary or floor jack?

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Old 01-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #3
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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You could wrap a ratchet tie down strap around the frame and tranny and back to itself. Tighten it up until to move it over.

That method helped me when installing control arms by myself.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Did you not do them one at a time? Shouldn't have shifted like that and with the engine supported by the jack.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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It shifted a lot
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:19 AM   #8
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Ratchet strap... but thats a LOT to shift with just a 1" MML.....
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #9
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Same thing happened to me yesterday. Make sure the 4 transmission bolts are loose. Lower the motor so the bracket attached to motor is a little lower than the motor mount attached to frame. You should then be able to shift your floor jack a little at a time until it is closer to being lined up. I attached a ratchet strap from my jack to my nerf bar to do this.

Fought for hours yesterday trying to get it lined up. Did the steps mentioned above this morning & had the motor mount bolts in within 15 minutes
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I meant transfer case not transmission
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You must have unbolted both motor mounts for that to shift like that. Do what racerboy6996 suggested. Make sure you do not remove those 4 t-case bolts , just loosen or you will be worst off than right now.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #12
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So I finally got everything bolted back up. Now it won't start. It's make a fast clicking sound when I turn it over.

What could this be?

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Old 01-13-2013, 09:54 AM   #13
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You should have left one side bolted on still.
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Your battery is dead.
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Battery isn't dead. There's also a weird buzzing noise for about 2 secs when I turn the key on.
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Its either your battery or starter, the noise you are describing sounds like a solenoid not getting enough juice or a starter burning up. Rip off the starter and pull the battery to have them both tested. An easy way to test the battery at home is to hook up a volt meter and watch for a significant drop when the ignition is turned on. This would be a situation where lights turn on, most everything functions as usual, but under a large load the battery fails.
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Not needed but did you undo the battery terminals for the install? check the connections.
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Sounds like a loose or corroded ground wire at the battery.... remove both terminals, clean and reinstall. If they are loose.... twist them a bit and try it.

did you bump the starter at all with the install? Just askin....
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #19
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It was my battery.

The reason the engine shifted over a couple of inches, was because I jacked it up to high. After I figure out ( 3hrs later ) that it was to high. I lowered it back to were the mounts would line up and I was able to rock the engine back in place.

Thanks for all the help on this. I thought I was completely f**ked.
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I was completely f**ked.
Anyone who owns a Jeep, has had this thought at least twice a year .
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Anyone who owns a Jeep, has had this thought at least twice a year .

I said it at least 3 times in 2012
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So I have another problem. Yesterday I took my Jeep on the highway since I got my rear main seal fixed and installed the MML + BL. Around 40 - 60mph i'm hearing a noise and it's going to a pattern ( hope that makes sense), the faster I go the faster the noise gets. When i remove my foot from the pedal, the noise stops. I can also feel the vibe in the pedal.

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