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Basic Tranny/Transfer Case Removal

Contributed By: John Meister

OK. Piece of cake. (assuming the rig is already jacked up and safely on stands...)

  1. disconnect tranny cooling lines and plug tranny outlets and cap lines (you figure it out... :-)
  2. disconect any connectors, linkages, speedo cable etc. noting where they go.
  3. disconnect the driveshafts
  4. place jack under tranny.
  5. drop crossmember and tranny mount (actually might be under xfr case)
  6. undo bolts to back of xfr case by tranny (you could leave it on, but it's heavier)
  7. wrestle xfr case off of tranny (at this point you could undo the torque converter, starter, etc. or leave the t/c on the flexplate)
  8. tranny is still connected to motor, disconnect around bellhousing
  9. you can leave the torque converter on the flex plate if you'd like, but you will need to move it around to release it from the front pump, you might want to remove it to prevent damage, it's your call, your truck... depends how fast you want this puppy out...) 10) once the bolts are off slide the tranny back and lower it, if you still have the t/c attached you will need wiggle and rotate to release it from the front pump... kind of a twisting movement.
  10. lower it down carefully, oderwise you shall have cherry juice streaming down your arm, oh, btw, you might want to cap the tailshaft output somehow so cherry juice doesn't leak out...

quick and dirty, off the top of my head... just look around the tranny, unbolt, unconnect, tie stuff back, drain fluids first if you'd like, keep stuff organized, and maybe even pressure wash everything before you start.

You should be able to have that tranny out in about an hours time easy.
Two hours if you drink your coffee while you're doing it... :-)

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