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Replacing the Model 18 Intermediate Shaft

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

  1. May 1, 2010
    unclebill

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    yes sir!
    i took it for a drive after work and got her up to 45.
    no terrible whining noises.:tea::stout::driving::patriot::monkeys:
    but my right tail light dont work now.
    i betcha it's the one wire that goes to em both.
     
  2. May 1, 2010
    jasonjp62

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    that's awesome Bill glad you got the slug back on the road. I think the t case rebuild is going to be my next move!
     
  3. May 3, 2010
    unclebill

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    this is the best advice i can give anybody that doesnt know dookie about cars but wants to rebuild one.
    invest in a camera
    and take pics of every single thing you do
    every step of the way.
    trust me.
    you WONT remember how stuff goes back on!;)

    this dana/spicer rebuild was the one time i didnt take pics.
    it cost me 80 bucks to hire a guy to align the shifter forks.
    1 pic would have saved me that money.
     
  4. May 3, 2010
    Patrick

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    And now, the experience earned is more valuable than that 80 bucks...
    Now you know, and you can pass that experience along.
     
  5. May 3, 2010
    unclebill

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    yep
    if anybody ever asks me about the dana18
    i will tell em to buy a camera!:D
     
  6. May 3, 2010
    Warloch

    Warloch Did you say Flattie??? Staff Member Sponsor

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    Glad the problem was what I thought it was - too bad I couldn't figure out how to esplain how to fix it for you... I figured if he was a good mechanic he would see it in a heart beat :)
     
  7. May 3, 2010
    unclebill

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    nice guy too.
    BTW he dug my hotrod......:beer:
     
  8. May 26, 2010
    unclebill

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    update
    during the reassembly i used the right stuff on everything that used a gasket.
    i also thoroughly cleaned the surfaces that surround the intermediate shaft with brake cleaner.
    and used the right stuff in a patch about 3" in diameter over and around those areas.
    after about 300 miles i got under there yesterday.
    that transfer case is bone dry.
    not even a hint of a leak!
     
  9. May 26, 2010
    bkd

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    bragger :rofl:....nice work :beer::beer:
    Jim
     
  10. May 26, 2010
    unclebill

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    i have had so many failures
    that i take what i can get for shining moments...:D
     

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