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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-02-2002, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Dana 300 Install ???\'s

Well, I'm finally getting around to putting my CJ-7 back together, been 15 mos. since I tore it apart. Anyway, I am replacing the original qtrac w/a Dana300 mated behind the TH400. My question has to do with the D300 I bought. It was suppossedly rebuilt and is good to go. Should I be able to shift the 300 without it being installed? The shifter doesn't want to budge either forward or back. Is this okay or should it move relatively easily. Thanks for any input. I am sure I'll have more questions since I can't recall how all this mess went back together.

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Re: Dana 300 Install ???\'s

Try turning the output yokes a bit as you try to shift it.
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Re: Dana 300 Install ???\'s

I had my D300 out for about 8 months and while on the workbench it was REAL hard to shift. Then I remembered that when shifting to 4wd, while in the jeep, I needed to have the jeep in gear and usually in rev and rolling backwards just a little. I had one of my boys’s turn the input shaft and I was able to get it to shift. Now that is back in the jeep with a new tranny it’s still hard to shift. There has to be a way to fix this.

Good luck and keep us updated on you rebuild [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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