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Old October 5th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #1
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its a 231 behind a 360 and when i give it gas the shift lever moves up, so i got under neith the truck had a buddy of mine tap the gas and the whole transfer case jumped off the cross member about three inches, it doesnt appear to have holes where something should bolt it down to the cross member, are there some other bushings that might have worn down, should i bolt it down to the cross memeber? thanks
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are there some other bushings that might have worn down, should i bolt it down to the cross memeber? thanks
If it wasn't bolted to the crossmember from the factory, then something needs to be replaced.


Look at the trans mount. It probably wore out and collapsed.
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well it's just setting on the rubber bushing there's no bolts that go through form the transfer case down through the bushing and into the cross member. is there a possibilty its not the orginal transfer case or cross member
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Mine was doing the same thing. My trans mount was broke all the way across and was flexing the drive train and allowing the drive shaft to rub the fuel tank. Check that its only 25 bucks and easy to change. My shifter lever was also moving very excessively.
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thanks , but it just seems it should be held down better then just that pos....
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thanks , but it just seems it should be held down better then just that pos....
It was.




12 years ago.
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lol yea true, but mmm... i'm thinking about putting some kind of brackets that sandwhich the two thogether, not tight, enough to allow room for some movement, just so it cant kick up like it is..
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lol yea true, but mmm... i'm thinking about putting some kind of brackets that sandwhich the two thogether, not tight, enough to allow room for some movement, just so it cant kick up like it is..
If you just fix it with the factory part for $15-$20, it won't kick up like it is for another 12 years. There's no need to make this complicated.
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alright, thanks, never had this problem before... it's all so new to me...
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like everyone said there easy to do... i had to replace the one in my old dakota after doing some reverse donuts in 4wd... it was alot of fun doing them until it broke though
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