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Replacing the Model 18 Intermediate Shaft

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by unclebill, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Apr 27, 2010
    unclebill

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    oh
    well in that case.
    i feel more noble (nobler?) already!:rofl:
     
  2. Apr 27, 2010
    unclebill

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    29 and 6 it is:D
     
  3. Apr 27, 2010
    unclebill

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    getting that shifter pill in just the right place was a bit of a PITA
     
  4. Apr 27, 2010
    Patrick

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    Why did you put it in?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2010
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    because it is supposed to be there.
     
  6. Apr 27, 2010
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    2 weeks 30 hours labor and 200 bucks later.
    it is in.
    i still have to hook up the driveshafts.
     
  7. Apr 27, 2010
    unclebill

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    i am giving this t/c every chance i can to NOT leak.
    i used a product called THE RIGHT STUFF and am letting it cure overnight before filling the case.
    new seals everywhere etc.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2010
    Patrick

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    Oh. I use 2wd low range too much to have it in there. I'd bet there aren't very many of these actually left installed.
     
  9. Apr 28, 2010
    unclebill

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    i knew that some folks left them out.
    but i am not willing to experiment on my jeep without knowing what i am doing:coffee:
     
  10. Apr 28, 2010
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    Leave it the way you have it Bill.
     
  11. Apr 28, 2010
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    i had to hire a buddy to take the t-case off and put it back on.
    my bad back wasnt going to let me squirm around with 80lbs. on my chest.
    the p-brakes innards were frozen with rust but the shoes and drum were in good shape.
    i broke everything loose with p-blaster and got it all moving again.
    i think it should work now.
     
  12. Apr 28, 2010
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    update
    WARNING NOT INSPIRATIONAL!:rofl:

    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76237

    many hours/dollars and 2 weeks later.
    it was a bust.
    i am either going to have it towed $$$$$$ to a mechanic.$$$$$$$$
    or hire a mobile mechanic$$$$$$$
    hind sight is always 20/20.
    but i wish i had driven it to a mechanic and had them rebuild my t-case.
    i would have saved a bundle and it would have been done two weeks ago.
    live and learn .
     
  13. Apr 28, 2010
    unclebill

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    simple stuff i am of course going to keep doing.
    but this kinda crap?
    never again.
    give her a tune up and repack the wheel bearings?
    lemme at em.
    tear down a tranny?
    take it to a pro.
    i dont mind being broke for my hobby.
    but being pi$$ed off and throwing away all my weekends and any money i may have.
    only to end up with a dead jeep isnt a hobby.
    it's a waste of time/money/energy
     
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    you're scaring me Bill
    don't do that
     
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    unclebill

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    sorry about that.
    a mobile mechanic is coming tomorrow.
     
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    unclebill

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    don
    please dont get discouraged.
    apparently an ordinary guy can do this in a few hours.
    it just so happens that i am an idiot that has no business with a wrench in his hand.:(
     
  17. Apr 28, 2010
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    paying for knowldege isn't a bad thing, if he shows you what the problem was/is.
    if he just buries you, then that's a different story.
    You sound frustrated and it's showing; sometimes you just gotta walk away and clear your mind.
    lots of good suggestions have been made since this thread started; folks here have the ability to talk you thru just about anything; but you have to be patient and sometimes listen to what they are saying, and learn along the way.
    In the morning, we all put our pants on one leg at a time.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2010
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    i will be at work when he shows up tomorrow.
    this is the 2nd weekend in a row (plus 3 afternoons after work)
    i have spent on this.

    and dont think for a minute i dont appreciate everything the generous,patient members have done for me this past year and a half.




    P.S.
    frustrated isnt quite the word i would use right now.......:shock:
     
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    jpflat2a

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    :beer:
    just sorry to see you having so much trouble/difficulty with it.
     
  20. Apr 28, 2010
    unclebill

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    thank you.:beer::beer::beer:
    .
     
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