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Finally have time to finish my Comanche 

any ways need to remove the tranny so i can get it rebuilt all the gaskets leak 

can anyone explain to me how the driveshaft gets removed from the transfer case ??

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For the rear, unbolt the u-joint caps at the rear diff and pull the driveshaft out of the transfercase. Literally pull, its a splined shaft that fits over the output on the transfercase.

 

For the front, usually you have to unbolt it at both ends and remove, but don't quote me on that one.

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It just slides out, once you've I bolted it from the rear end. Once out tape up the caps on the rear end side, basically, take the tape and wrap it around the ujoint

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Rear, unbolt at axle and pull.  It may have some stiction (sticky friction) making it feel stuck.  Pull a little harder.

 

Front takes multiple steps.  Break loose the 2 bolts that you can get to at the transfer case side.  The head of the bolt is at the yoke coming out of the case and it faces the case.  Once those 2 are out, unbolt the axle side and pull it loose.  Spin the shaft halfway around and reinstall at the axle loosely.  Break the other two bolts loose at the transfer case yoke.  Then just finish removing at both ends and pull the shaft.

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Ok so I unbolted it from the rear axle 

now I just pull and slide it out of the transfer case, sounds easy 

 

now I have to unbolt the tranny from the front, do I start with the bolts on the flex plate / starting wheel ?

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You can start there, don't forget to disconnect the battery as the starter will have to come out as well. Also don't forget to disconnect the front driveshaft

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Yes I have those two things removed 

I just hope I can support it’s weight from the oil pan sitting on wood 

and that I disconnect and shifters or electrical connectors so the don’t break as it drops 

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9 hours ago, AMC86Kid said:

do I start with the bolts on the flex plate / starting wheel

The torque converter stays with the transmission........the answer is yes. 

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Ok I got the tranny and the transfer case out 

the filler neck for the tranny where you check the fluid level really gets in the way, I was wondering if there’s a way to remove it ? 

Also how do I find out what transfer case I have ? 

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the filler neck should unbolt and slide out, tc should have a tag

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Sounds easy 

I will clean off all the grease so that I can actually see how to remove and read it thanks 

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Dunno, Google-fu says it's the predecessor of the 231, depends on your plans for the vehicle, if it's just driving around town then ya rebuild it.

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Ok I will shop around and see if there’s a good place to get it rebuilt 

 

I have started a new post about the tranny and TC here:

 

 

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