REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the battery negative cable.
- Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
- Drain the transfer case lubricant.
- Matchmark the front and rear drive shafts on yokes or flanges so that they can be reinstalled in the original positions.
- Remove the skidplate, if fitted, and rear frame crossmember if needed for clearance.
- Disconnect both driveshafts from the transfer case.
- Disconnect the PTO, if fitted.
- Disconnect the shift linkage.
- Disconnect the vent hose and any switch connectors fitted to the case.
- Disconnect the wires of the vehicle speed sensor, if fitted.
- Support the case with a transmission jack. Secure the transfer case to the jack with chains.
- Remove the nuts securing the transfer case to the transmission.
- Pull the assembly back towards the rear of the vehicle to disengage it.
- Remove the transfer case from the vehicle.
- Reverse the removal procedure.
- Tighten the transfer case-to-transmission nuts. Tighten 5 / 16 in. nuts to 22-30 ft. lbs. Tighten 3 / 8 in. nuts to 30 -35 ft. lbs. (41-47 Nm).
- Be sure to add the proper amount and grade of fluid.