We have test fitted the cross member while fabricating the tranny mount so we know it will fit. Before we bolt it in there is a couple things we need to do.
Change the tranny filter
Reinstall the oil pan
Cut down the XJ cooler lines and install the 3/8" compression fittings so they look like this:
Screw the barbed fittings into the cooler lines then snap the cooler lines into the transmission
Install the AX15 transfer case linkage bracket. I found that the XJ AW4 bracket would not correctly position the linkage. Use the TJ bracket and bolt it to the transfer case studs just like it was with the AX15.
Modify the transfer case linkage. We need to drill the bracket that is bolted to the tub. I drilled new holes 1" farther back on the bracket. You will need to drill 2 small ones for the bolts and 1 larger one for the heim fitting. Ideally I would recommend that these holes be drilled 1.5" inches farther back. (I misplaced the picture that I took.)
Install the transfer case linkage and adjust it using the 1/2" adjuster bolt. Refer to FSM for more details.
Install the shifter bracket and snap the shifter cable into position. Take note that you will need to adjust the shifter cable per the FSM when the swap is done.
Remove the throttle body return spring and snap in the kick down cable that is attached to the AW4. It will look like this:
Install the dipstick tube and dipstick.
Now you can bolt up the cross member and install the transmission mount nuts.
4x4 Off-Road Homestead Firearms RC Models