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Swapping clutch in driveway, need help prior

So my truck rides on 37s with 4.5” lift kit. I’m trying to get advice from experienced folks. Anyone have any suggestions on the best way to get the tranny out. Keep it attached to the t case and just roll back, I’m trying to find a jack that I can use for the tranny and t case that will go high enough, I’m not worried about taking exhaust out since I’m replacing at same time


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--2006 2500 4x4 4 door long bed auto, 8" BDS, 37s
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When I did the clutch on my lifted 7.3 I used a harbor freight trans jack, left the t case attached. I let the air out of my tires to get the truck a little lower, which was just enough for the trans Jack to reach.
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Harbor freight huh, worth a shot I guess. Could always bring it back after

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https://www.harborfreight.com/800-lb...ack-60234.html

That’s the one I used, it’s one of those things I don’t use often enough to buy a quality one. ...I actually only used it once before a friend “borrowed” it, have t seen it since lol
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I used a lift when I did mine but I removed the tcase from the trans. The trans alone is heavy and awkward on the Jack since it does not have a flat bottom to have the t case making it worse. The hardest part was actually removing the front driveshaft from the front diff. I believe it was a t40 bit. I got a 3/8" drive that was 4" long that helped

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Id separate the T case. Even if you get it out whole its gonna be that much more difficult to stab the input shaft back In w the t case on. We did mine on a lift and still took it all apart. The trans is large.
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I was hoping to keep em mated and not even lower it. Break the bell housing from motor and just push it backwards

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Theres not enough room to just move it strait back. It will hit the floor pan. Needs to go down and back at the same time. Maybe if you put a Jack under the front of the motor to push it up as far as it would go then it might be able to go strait back. Then you need enough room to get the old clutch out. Be careful as the stock dmf is a heavy bastard. I nearly crushed my foot when it fell down after I removed the last bolt that holds it to the crankshaft plate.

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Being as you have done it I will take your advice, I see people on the YouTube’s separate and just push back, but I guess they may lower it a little bit

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Every install is a bit different. Mine was on a lift and I wasnt able to Jack up on the front of the motor to bring the rear down so it was tilted up slightly. Just take it one step at a time and take your time. What fluid are you going to put in to replace the stock atf+4?

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Synchromesh or the delvac 50 or a manual gear lube

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Good choices. I went with the delvac 50. Put about 8qts in. No issues with mine. It gets in the -20 to -30*F here in the winter. Just have to let the transmission warm up alittle before driving if it does get cold in your area.

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