By Shad Ahlstrom
I took the pan off the AW4 and changed out the filter. The
night before the swap, I parked in position on the driveway, chocked the wheels,
locked the e-brake and sprayed SeaFoam Deep Creep on all the bolts I was
planning on removing.
Here it is... D-Day. I removed the ground cable, exhaust pipe bolts and
strapped the transfer case to the frame rails with ratchet straps. I love
I unbolted the trans mount bolts and took off the skid plate. Then I took off the drive shafts.
I couldn't seem to get the clutch hydraulic line out of the AX-15 so I just unbolted the clutch master and I'll take it with me. I unplugged the reverse lights from the switch and then removed the starter. I removed the shift boot, 4WD shifter handle and unbolted the stick. It's an aftermarket shifter so it didn't have that twist-off lock like stock ones do. I disconnected and removed the hand throttle.
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