Originally Posted by carpenter
I have a 1995 dodge dakota 4x4. Is there a trick to removing the transfer case off of the transmission? The torsion bar crossmember seems to be in the way.
There's always a trick.
From my 1998 Haynes manual (Transfer case removal)
1. disconnect neg battery cable
2. Remove skid plate (if equipped)
3. drain transfer case lubricant
4. unplug electrical connector from range indicator switch
5. detach vent hose from transfer case
6. disconnect shift lever rod from the transfer case shift lever. Press
rod out of bushing with adjustable pliers
7. Remove the front and rear driveshafts
8. support the transmission with a floor jack
9. REMOVE THE REAR CROSSMEMBER
10. Support the transfer case with suitable jack
11. Remove the transfer case to transmission nuts
12. Make a final check that all wires/hoses/ have been disconnected
then move the transfer case and it's jack towards the rear of the
vehicle until the transfer case is clear of the transmission.
KEEP THE TRANSFER CASE LEVEL UNTIL THIS IS DONE!
13. Once the input shaft is clear, lower the transfer case and remove it.