DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB!  

Go Back   DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - FORUM AND OWNERS CLUB! > DODGE DAKOTA FORUM - Help Zone - Dodge Dakota Problems, Complaints, and Solutions > 1ST Generation Dodge Dakota: 1987 - 1996 > Driveline


Notices

Driveline Transmissions, Differentials, Axles, Bearings, etc. This forum covers the entire driveline from the Transmission to the wheel bearings!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 01-14-2012, 11:06 PM
carpenter carpenter is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tallassee, Al
Posts: 13
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1996 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) Magnum V6, 175 hp (130 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carpenter is on a distinguished road
Default removing transfer case

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.

Carpenter
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 01-15-2012, 04:48 PM
carverman's Avatar
carverman carverman is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posts: 830
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota
Engine: 1997-1999 - 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V8, 225 hp (168 kW)
Rep Power: 4
Rep:61
carverman will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
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.

Carpenter
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.
__________________
after all..it's NOT quantum mechanics.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-16-2012, 12:37 AM
carpenter carpenter is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tallassee, Al
Posts: 13
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1996 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) Magnum V6, 175 hp (130 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carpenter is on a distinguished road
Default

I have a Haynes manual and I wished the info was correct. I finally had to remove the driver's side torsion bar adjusting bolt. Then we raised the transmission about 1", slid the transfer case back until the bolts cleared and then turned it clockwise and pulled backwards until the shaft cleared.

It simply would not come back far enough with the torsion bolt in place. Is mine a mutant truck?

carpenter
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-16-2012, 12:40 AM
carpenter carpenter is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tallassee, Al
Posts: 13
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1996 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) Magnum V6, 175 hp (130 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carpenter is on a distinguished road
Default

Also, the torsion bar crossmember is welded on and could not be removed. So the part about removing the rear crossmember is a little confusing unless they meant for me to cut it out and weld it back in.

carpenter
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-16-2012, 05:31 AM
carverman's Avatar
carverman carverman is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posts: 830
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota
Engine: 1997-1999 - 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V8, 225 hp (168 kW)
Rep Power: 4
Rep:61
carverman will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
I have a Haynes manual and I wished the info was correct. I finally had to remove the driver's side torsion bar adjusting bolt. Then we raised the transmission about 1", slid the transfer case back until the bolts cleared and then turned it clockwise and pulled backwards until the shaft cleared.

It simply would not come back far enough with the torsion bolt in place. Is mine a mutant truck?

carpenter
No,obviously Dodge did some modifications to the stiffness of the frame in
that area..and Haynes didn't keep up with the changes...

<extraction from ALLPAR.com>
http://www.allpar.com/trucks/dakota-tech.html

The 4WD frame was completely retooled with enhancements for durability, dimensional control, and stiffness. Improvements included stiffer torsion bar and transmission cross members and deletion of the crossmember for the stabilizer bar, which was relocated from the back to the front of the suspension making a dedicated cross member unnecessary. A stronger optional 4WD transfer case skid plate resulted from increased material thickness and a new mounting arrangement

A multi-purpose rear cross member used on both 2WD and 4WD frames, replacing two cross members and a diagonal brace, contributed to frame torsional stiffness and reduced the possibility of parallelogramming - longitudinal distortion between the side rails. It was riveted to both top and bottom flanges of the frame rails for maximum stiffness benefit. It also provided mounting points for the left shock absorber and the spare tire winch to minimize weight.
__________________
after all..it's NOT quantum mechanics.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-16-2012, 05:44 AM
carverman's Avatar
carverman carverman is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Posts: 830
Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Dakota
Engine: 1997-1999 - 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V8, 225 hp (168 kW)
Rep Power: 4
Rep:61
carverman will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
Also, the torsion bar crossmember is welded on and could not be removed. So the part about removing the rear crossmember is a little confusing unless they meant for me to cut it out and weld it back in.

carpenter
No, I don't think Haynes meant for you to cut it out, as it would affect the
stiffness and and would have to be welded back in which really means a new
crossmember. I believe there should be 4 bolts (on each side) to hold it on.

see this link for pics of what it looks like and the bolt holes for mounting
it to the frame...
http://***************/forum/1st-gen...ss-member.html

In a situation such as this (nothing is every straightforward..is it? ),
__________________
after all..it's NOT quantum mechanics.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-16-2012, 10:05 PM
carpenter carpenter is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tallassee, Al
Posts: 13
Vehicle: 1995 Dodge Dakota 4x4
Color: black
Engine: 1994-1996 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) Magnum V6, 175 hp (130 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
carpenter is on a distinguished road
Default

Caverman, the link would not work.

There is a forward crossmember under the transmission that has 4 bolts on each side. The torsion bar crossmember is rear of the transfer case about 1.250 inches. It is welded on and there were never any bolt holes in it.

Someone told me that the manual tranny has more room but that does not help me here. Anyway, we got it out and I just have to figure out how to get it back in and put sealant between it and the tranny. That will be a trick.

carpenter
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-11-2013, 02:09 PM
myfiero myfiero is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 60
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota
Trim Level: SRT
Color: Silver
Engine: 1994-1996 - 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V8, 225 hp (168 kW)
Rep Power: 2
Rep:10
myfiero is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carpenter View Post
I have a Haynes manual and I wished the info was correct. I finally had to remove the driver's side torsion bar adjusting bolt. Then we raised the transmission about 1", slid the transfer case back until the bolts cleared and then turned it clockwise and pulled backwards until the shaft cleared.

It simply would not come back far enough with the torsion bolt in place. Is mine a mutant truck?

carpenter
I think this is going to help when I have to take my xfer case out. It's leaking from the input shaft seal, I think. I hate oil spots in my carport!

Carpenter, did you notice (remember) where the serial number is located on the case? Any secrets to getting it back in? I have a motorcycle jack that makes things like lifting transfer cases and front differentials back in place.
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-25-2013, 02:52 AM
McBride73 McBride73 is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 4
Vehicle: 1993 Dodge dakota sport 4x4
Trim Level: unknown
Color: dark green
Engine: 1992-1993 - 3.9 L (238 cu in) Magnum V6, 180 hp (130 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
McBride73 is on a distinguished road
Default

i have a 1993 dakota, and didn't have to remove any crossmember to remove my transfer case, although the middle right transfer case to transmission nut was a pain
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-26-2013, 01:46 PM
Gregory7637 Gregory7637 is offline
Dodge Dakota Forum Newcomer
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 29
Vehicle: 1996 Dodge Dakota SLT
Trim Level: slt
Color: grey
Engine: 1994-1996 - 5.2 L (318 cu in) Magnum V8, 225 hp (168 kW)
Rep Power: 0
Rep:20
Gregory7637 is on a distinguished road
Default

Hello, I have the complete (two book series) Manuals for the 96 dakota with pictures and dialog, I could copy and forward the original pages if you think that would help if want them I will need your mailing address.
Gary
__________________
DakotaForumz.com | Dodge Dakota Forum | Dodge Dakota Forums | Dodge Dakota Performance | Dodge Dakota Accessories
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


» Advertisement






All times are GMT. The time now is 05:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors
Copyright DakotaForumZ.comAd Management by RedTyger


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum