Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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Re: T18 Swap Episode 2 - Twin Stick, U-Shift or Mono?
Progress update 2-16-04:
Results of several sessions over the last 3 or 4 days:
Finally got everything out of the case and cleaned / inspected. The FSJ D20 has a wierd type of yoke and e-brake combo on the rear, so I am going to swap in the front yoke and rear bearing / output shaft / yoke from the CJ's D20.
Next, I reassembled starting with the front output shaft. The shift rails were a real booger until I finally figured out where all the interlock slots were and also finally read and understood the instructions. The final stumbling block was that the right (as viewed from the top facing front) rail must be in Neutral so the interlock fits in there and then the left rail slides right in. I had tried lots of other combinations and none of them worked.
Next the intermediate shaft. Like the T18, I used a piece of wood dowel (1-1/8" would have been perfect, I used 1-1/4" and it was tight) and petroleum jelly to line up the roller bearings and spacers. Thrust washers with coper sides in and slipped right in.
Last the rear shaft swapped from the CJ's D20. Easiest of the three. Now the bottom pan and gasket. BTW all gaskets were put in with rtv. Now all that remains to be done is install front and rear yokes and attach the Tcase to the Transmission.
It is a good feeling knowing every bolt, nut, spring and gear inside the guts of your rig.