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blp5172 11-25-2009 07:16 PM

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?????

4Jeepn 11-25-2009 07:20 PM

Should be holding the t-case if I recall.

blp5172 11-25-2009 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 494922)
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?

4Jeepn 11-25-2009 07:22 PM

Well you will need to support the tranny/t-case.. Jack stand will work for that. Btw why are you taking the skid off?

blp5172 11-25-2009 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 494925)
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

4Jeepn 11-25-2009 07:30 PM

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?

Jerry Bransford 11-25-2009 07:42 PM

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 :p) 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. :)

blp5172 11-25-2009 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 494939)
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 :p) 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.

4Jeepn 11-25-2009 08:06 PM

Should be okay.. 1" is not a big deal.

nicolas-eric 11-25-2009 08:30 PM

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.

http://up.picr.de/3301190.jpg

http://up.picr.de/3301191.jpg

http://up.picr.de/3301192.jpg

http://up.picr.de/3301193.jpg


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