removal of front drive shaft question-help please

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    JK Enthusiast JEP THNG's Avatar
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    Default removal of front drive shaft question-help please

    Ok, I am removing the front drive shaft. Without knowing any better I did step 4 before step 3 in WOL's write up.....

    4. Using a 15mm socket and a ratchet extension, remove the 4 bolts securing your Jeep JK Wrangler’s factory front drive shaft to the pinion flange as shown. If you cannot access the upper bolts, roll your Jeep forward or back a bit like you did in step #3 as this will help. With the 4 bolts removed, the axle end of your Jeep JK Wrangler’s front drive shaft will pretty much fall off however, the transfer case end is seated inside a flange and may take a little effort to get it free. If needed, tap the sides of the drive shaft with a dead blow hammer as that will help.

    3. Using an 8mm socket, remove the 8 bolts securing your Jeep JK Wrangler’s factory front drive shaft to the output shaft flange on the transfer case. Accessing these bolts can be very difficult and you may find that you can only remove a couple at a time. As you remove the bolts you can, stop what you’re doing, put your transmission in neutral, release the parking brake and then roll your Jeep just a bit forward or back until you can access more of the bolts. Put your transmission back in park, re-engage your parking brake and then continue removing more bolts.


    My question is how do I get the driveshaft to stop spinning so I can get the drive shaft off of the transfer case output flange?????


    I know this is a dumb question, but I am at a loss...do I have to reattach one of the bolts to the pinion flange?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Put the transfer case in 4HI
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRM View Post
    Put the transfer case in 4HI
    what he said, shift your t-case into 4wd

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    Thanks guys!!

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