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Old 01-28-2009, 11:39 PM
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Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

I may have to remove my zf 6. I am not sure if I will need a tranny jack or if I could just use a floor jack. The sucker looks pretty big and heavy with the t-case. Any thoughts on this?
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

floor jack works fine for me, balance point is right on the little tits towards the back of the case- if you pull the t-case off first.
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Old 01-29-2009, 12:26 AM
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

I have a harbor freight trans jack and I can remove and replace a 4r100 by myself with it. I think I paid 90 for it.
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

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I have a harbor freight trans jack and I can remove and replace a 4r100 by myself with it. I think I paid 90 for it.
wow that is a feat in itself! It'd be worth it to for that.

I am a small guy so i couldnt balance it on the trans jack alone because of fords fcked up pan.
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

go get ya one of these http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=91020

it makes it alot easier, the floor jack add on adapter blows and aint worth the box its shipped in

I can pull a 4r100 with my jack in about 20 mins and 5 or 6spd requires a little cribbing and i always use two ratchet straps around the trans to firmly secure it to the jack so ya dont loose a finger!!

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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

make one :)
I made mine out of 2x4's and a piece of scrap steel and a socket :)
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

A motorcycle jack and 2 rachet straps work great. Did a 6 speed and an auto with it
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

This is one I bought on sale. Mattd11-it is adjustable for different shaped trans pans.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3185
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

How much does the zf with the t-case weigh?
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Re: Is a transmission jack necessary, if so how about harbor freight?

I just removed my ZF6 with a 1000lb tranny jack I got from Jeggs. It's basically the same jack you can get at Harbor Freight. Sure makes the job easy. And I used 1 strap around the tranny and it was stable. My center of gravity was just forward of the two nipples on the bottom.
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