Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Erie, Pa
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cann\'t get T176 bolted to 4.0 swap...update!!
Well, I've tried three times, three different ways to get the 4.0 and the T176 bolted together. First time I had the tranny/xfercase installed in the Jeep and tried to put the 4.0 in. It slid onto the input shaft all the way except for the last inch. Then it hit something solid. So, I take the tranny out and put the engine in, and bolt it down. Then I try to slide thetranny/xfercase into the engine. Again, same results. Third time, I supported the tranny on a makeshift tranny stand and tried to install it. STILL, it won't go the last 3/4 to 1 inch.
I'm thinking that I don't have the clutch aligned exactly. I did use the clutch alignment tool when I put it in, but I must not have got it perfect. The tranny splines are ingaged into the clutch, but I think that the large smooth part of the inputshaft (where the throwout bearing rides at) is hitting the fingers of the clutch housing, thus not letting the shaft engage into the pilotbearing. Does this sound like the problem?
I'll be yanking the 4.0 out this week and trying to put it all together outside the Jeep and then try to lift the whole works in as one unit. I'm REALLY glad that MEL85CJ isn't screaming for her engine lift back yet. This swap is taking way too much time to complete.
Anyone have any suggestions to get this thing bolted up?