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proceedure for lowering tcase...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 11, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    is it as simple as using jackstands to hold the tcase up...unbolting it, putting the spacers between the xmember and frame, and bolting it back up?

    J


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  2. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i used a floor jack and it was cake.

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  3. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    wow sapper, our rigs look a lot a like. Nice truck! ;)

    thanks for the response. when ya remove the bolts is the thing still relatively stable because its mated to the tranny/engine still? Just wanna make sure I dont drop this thing on myself or anything, LOL.

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    Do one side at a time. Loosen both sides so that there is some play in there to move things around. That should keep things more stable.

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  5. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    good idea Kent! My would-surely-have-been-crushed chest thanks you! ;) Hopfully this will solve some of my vibe probs...

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    Curious: Why are there spacers there in the first place? Couldn't GM have left the spacers out and just used the ol' bolt/nut method without the spacer?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I dunno...but I am glad that the engys at GM did it the way that they did! =p

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