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How Hard: driveway T-Case swap??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by XHitman396, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. XHitman396

    XHitman396 1/2 ton status

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    well im swapping a broken np208 t-case for a non-broken one in my stock '87. ive only done this with a full shop including air tools, tranny jack and pole jack. needless to say, a trained monkey would have had a chance. now i will have to go through great difficulty and waiting to get to use this same equipment, so how hard it it to swap with no air-power and only a couple floor jacks in my garage?? my main concern is getting the t-case up in position and mating it up with the tranny.. anyone know how much a 208 weighs?? or even a 241 for that matter??? appreciate it...
     
  2. 85mudblazin

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    Its easy, I seem to do it about once a month :crazy:
    Support tranny pan with a jack stand and a block of wood.
    Pull t-case crossmember
    Pull rear DS
    Drain fluid from t-case
    un-hook shifter linkage
    Take about the bolts that bolt the adapter to the t-case
    Hold t-case while doing this as it will try and rotate down
    Get a good grip on it and slide if off the output shaft of the tranny

    To put it back on just bench press it up there and rotate it till it goes onto the splines of the output shaft.
    Just reverse the said steps up top.

    It weighs around 80 lbs or so.



    But just wondering, if you have done it before what dont you know how to do??
     
  3. big83chevy4x4

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    yea a driveway 208/241 swap is a peice of cake. i do it by myself all the time with no air tools or lift. the tcase is light at like 80 lbs.

    now a 203 or 205, you need a jack and a couple people just to get it up there.
     
  4. jekbrown

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    x2... those 203s/205s are heavy mo-fos. I don't care how much you can bench press, if you value your life at all, don't try to lay under a 203/205 and uninstall it by yourself. 208 is definitely doable though. They are actually pretty light.

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    I think 208's and 241's are like 75-80 pounds. I just laid under mine and benchpressed it.
     
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    Like everyone else has said, not hard. I'm doing it myself right now...........
     
  7. XHitman396

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    i know how, but i wasnt sure how difficult it would be hold it up there and get it into position withough a jack or anything, last time i just put the jack under it, undid bolts, slid right out. better to research now and be positive i can do it, than jump into it and get f*ed, like if it weighed 200 pounds or something.. thanks for the input guys...
     

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