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Old 02-17-2019, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Safe Way To Pull Dana 300 By Yourself?

Need to drop my Dana 300, without actually dropping it on myself or the concrete. Any advice on how to secure it to a floor jack, tranny jack, or other methods? Underneath a CJ-7, standard angled clocking. Looks a bit daunting while laying underneath. Looked at the trans jacks from Harbor Freight but doesn't look like it would be very helpful. Think the X-fer case is about 100 lbs.

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Old 02-17-2019, 03:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Safest way is to use a transmission jack and a 1" ratchet strap.
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Old 02-17-2019, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Safest way is to use a transmission jack and a 1" ratchet strap.
Does the platform on the tranny jack tilt to match the angle of the X-fer case? I'm too old to muscle it out of there & back in any more. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2019, 04:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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atv jack and some boards, its about 15" square on top, goes up about 18", use boards to either level the load or just pull it back onto the jack...done it too many times.
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What San Diego said. Iíve also used an engine hoist through the tunnel. Another thing Iíve done is used ratchets straps around the frame to lift up the tcase. I use two and alternate them if that makes sense. Or just find someone younger. Theyíre only 90obs or so.
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300 are about 65lbs.

Not hard to man handle
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Old 02-17-2019, 05:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Found conflicting reports on the weight. I recall carrying it once & there was weight, but it wasn't bad. That was well over 10 years ago though & I wasn't laying on my back.
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On your back makes it easier. Its like a straight bench press.

Jack under the trans and remover the skid,
Remove both drivelines and shifter
Remove 5 of the 6 face bolts leaving a lower easier one to get to.
Lay on back dirrectly under it.

Right hand on tcase offset, left hand pull remaining bolt.

Left hand on left side of tcase.
Wiggle tcase and slide towards back of jeep.
Lay on chest then slide to ground
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On your back makes it easier. Its like a straight bench press.

Jack under the trans and remover the skid,
Remove both drivelines and shifter
Remove 5 of the 6 face bolts leaving a lower easier one to get to.
Lay on back dirrectly under it. Do not wear safety glasses

Right hand on tcase offset, left hand pull remaining bolt. Make sure you are alone and away from any means of communication before you do this step

Left hand on left side of tcase.
Wiggle tcase and slide towards back of jeep. Tcase slips off hands, slams into chest and crushes sternum
Lay on chest then slide to groundSlowly roll out under rig while gasping last breath
I fixed it for you
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Safest way is a helping hand.

Otherwise, its not hard to bench press 85lbs.
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Well. If weve done nothing else, weve identified 2 pbb members with rubberbands for arms.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's how it would have been handled several years ago.

Work smarter, not harder. It's an age thing.
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Bench press it in and out

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Old 02-17-2019, 08:11 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Jm, can you lift and load the tires on your jeep into a pickup bed?
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Old 02-18-2019, 03:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Its a tcase, not a motor. Bench press it in.

I find it easier the lower it is. Take all the air out of the tires and use a floor jack.
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have still used the ATV jack to get it close and then I can man handle it it...
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300 are about 65lbs.

Not hard to man handle
85 pounds, plus a little.
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Wtf? A D300? Really? A 203/205 I could understand, but for fucks sakes, you can't pull a ~70 lb tcase by yourself?

And my buddies made fun of me for getting a transmission jack to change the clutch in my F350
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:52 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I benched my 300 in and out about a dozen times in my recent CJ5 build and I weigh a buck 60. All you have to to do is get the input over the trans output and then rotate it into position to start a bolt...
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whats so difficult for you tards to grasp that hes OLD as in elderly, would you tell your 70yr old grandpa that just had a hip replacement to just bench press it in there?

did i mention hes old? he mentioned it, more than once



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He said age not old.

Fuck you for assuming old men are pussies
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whats so difficult for you tards to grasp that hes OLD as in elderly, would you tell your 70yr old grandpa that just had a hip replacement to just bench press it in there?
Mine would've given me shit for *not* doing it that way, then proceed to show me how it's done. I probably would have had to help him up from the floor though.
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Old 02-20-2019, 10:49 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Take the top off. Run the winch over the rafters and down in the trans cover. The take the remote under the jeep and ease it up or down.
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Old 02-20-2019, 11:33 AM   #25 (permalink)
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This discussion reminds me of the time I was pulling my Atlas and it was resisting a bit...I yanked a little harder/gave it a little shake (none of this is a euphemism )and it came off in a HURRY. Inertia took it a little past vertical on my outstretched arms and it started arcing down towards my face! Still couldn't tell you exactly how, but I managed to get the ~115lb ballistic missile under control a few inches before impact.

The experience didn't stop me from doing this by hand, but I can certainly understand why someone who has a few more years under their belt might choose to use a tranny jack or similar to remove/install even the d300. Hell, he might not even be weaker, just smarter!
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