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Wanted! Replacing a NP208 with another 208 instructions.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by juanblzer, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm a t-case swap virgin.
    Will someone please give me the most detailed instructions they can afford. I can turn a wrench, a ratchet, swing a hammer etc. Do I need any special tools? Snapring pliers? THanks for all the help.
     
  2. outlaw612

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    All youll need to do is drop the rear shaft, unscrew the speedo, unplug the 4wd light plug, take the pin out of the shifter linkage and remove the 6 bolts that go to the adapter. If the support rod is hooked up youll need to remove the 2 - 1 1/8" (I think) bolts. Then the t-case will just slide off. It light enough to just bench press it down to your chest and roll it off to the ground.

    Once it off, just do it all in reverse to install the new one.
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    9/16 ratchet wrench makes those adapter bolts supremely easy. By most grown male's measure a 208 is "light"(in relation to other truck parts) and doing like outlaw said is fine. Remember to use a gasket between the adapter and tcase and some RTV, believe me, when they leak is a pain in the butt.
     
  4. juanblzer

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    is the gasket an item I can get from the dealer? Thanks for the info fellas.
     
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    yep. I tried just RTV last time i did it, and truthfully I didn't get a really good bead on it but it leaked pretty good.
     
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    Ive always just used silicone, but you could use a gasket also.
     

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