How to remove the front drive shaft from a NP 246 transfer case.

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  1. jrsavoie

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    Do you cut the clamps on the rubber boot and slide it apart?

    Does anynody have any pics &/or instructions for removing the front drive shaft from the NP 246?
     
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    Cut the clamp then use a wire tie to replace it after you reassemble it.
     
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    The clamp closest to the transfer case?
     
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    bk95td 6.5 nut job/addict

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    Any I've seen, you take the 4 bolts out of the flange on the transfer case and the 4 bolts out of the yoke on the front differential.Compress the shaft by prying it out of the front diff. No need to take the shaft apart.
     
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    This must be a 1998 and newer thing or 246 transfer case specific. no bolted flange from the transfer case. All the other transfer cases I had were as you described.

    My newest service book is a 1996 so it didn't show anything applicable.

    Why do they take something that works and change it?
     
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    the setup is basicly the same as far as i know,the 98 could be the same on both ends(no flange)
     
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    Doesn't matter. Your choice.:)
     

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