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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-31-2019, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Ram 2500 SLT. I'm trying to see if anyone can help me out with a step by step guide to change out my TC on 68rfe.
How much of a pain is this to do ? I've done all the work myself, no mechanic by any means. Just don't see the point of paying someone big money for something I can do( hopefully)do I have to drop the whole tranny for this ? any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated


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2014 Ram 2500 SLT. I'm trying to see if anyone can help me out with a step by step guide to change out my TC on 68rfe.
How much of a pain is this to do ? I've done all the work myself, no mechanic by any means. Just don't see the point of paying someone big money for something I can do( hopefully)do I have to drop the whole tranny for this ? any advice or pointers would be greatly appreciated
I'll look it up and see but I'm thinking you will need to drop the trans. Good thing is you shouldn't have to separate the transfer case from trans.



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What's that picture? It will not let me click on it, Is this something that is pretty straightforward? Would you attempt it if you've never done one before ? Any special tools or steps to do/avoid doing?

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I think best would be remove transfer case and drive shafts first, then remove the trans, because itíll be much lighter if your by yourself, at the bottom of the bell housing where it meets the adapter plate thereís plate held with 3 bolts you need to remove, youíll be able to see the bottom of the flex plate, with a flat head screw driver you can rotate the flex plate little by, now you gotta remove a small plate bolted to the adapter plate facing the Radiator, its on passenger side, that window is how you get to the torque converter bolts, take one off then rotate the flexate until you can get to the next one, so on and so forth, I believe thereís 6 or 8, you have trans cooler lines that need to be disconnected, harness unplugged, then all the bolts that hold trans to bell housing, drain the trans and transfer case first so you donít make a mess.. cheers to doing it yourself
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Thank you ! Sounds pretty straightforward then. Nothing special to do it?

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Thank you ! Sounds pretty straightforward then. Nothing special to do it?

Torque wrench, look up the torque specs for everything, You donít want to over tighten anything and break it or strip it, and patience, get snagged on anything just ask

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I think that's my biggest concern is getting to a point of.... Stupid and no point of return. I'm mechanically inclined but no mechanic by any means. How long should something like this take for one person and first time? I just cant justify spending money on it for someone else to do, if I can do it.

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Was looking at mine this past weekend, trans is good with no problems but I'm thinking valve body and torque converter swap before i tune and turn her up a bit. I'm a mechanic by the way and from what i can see its not bad, definitely pull the transfer case, a lot easier to handle without that. Transmission floor jack is would be good to have also

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Would a regular floor Jack not work

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Trans and transfer case may need to be tipped or rolled to one side for removal/ installation. Thatís what a trans jack is for. The pad is adjustable by threaded rods up, down, fore and aft as well as tipping side to side. They also have safety chains to retain odd shaped castings without damage due to being dropped.
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Trans and transfer case may need to be tipped or rolled to one side for removal/ installation. Thatís what a trans jack is for. The pad is adjustable by threaded rods up, down, fore and aft as well as tipping side to side. They also have safety chains to retain odd shaped castings without damage due to being dropped.
well said. Op try harbor freight they got some reasonably priced ones, makes it a lot easier especially for the install

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Good grief. You have a lightweight aluminum transfer case.

Pull the transmission & transfer case as a unit after disconnecting the driveshafts, cooling lines and unplugging the electricals.

Drain the remaining fluid if you have a drain plug, if not, keep the pan on.

Lower the mess on a sawed in half 5/8” plywood sheet that’s laying on your chest, and have the missus grab you by the ankles and haul you and your creeper out from under the truck.

On reinstallation, line up the bell housing bolts and use a ratchet to guide them in.

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