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Yesterday I decided to change out the transfer case (TC) fluid. This is an incredibly simple procedure. However I have the TC skid plate which has to come off unless you want the fluid to drain onto the plate and make a gigantic mess.

The skid plate is attached to the frame with 8mm bolts and captured nuts. When I went to remove the two bolts on the main frame both captured nut retainers broke inside the frame and expletives were spoken! To get the bolts out I ended up cutting the bolt heads off. Luckily I was able to fish out the captured nut and attached bolt, minus the head, from the frame.

When I reinstall the TC skid plate and new hardware I will be removing the factory applied loctite and using anti-seize instead.
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I have to admit, I was scared to click on your post to start off with ...LOL'

whew..LOL
 

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I have to admit, I was scared to click on your post to start off with ...LOL'

whew..LOL
I thought it had something to do with his marriage...
 

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Sounds painful.

I assume these are the standard clip in nuts on the frame used by OEM skid plates too?
 

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Note to self, don't over torque truck nuts.

I have the Raptor skid plate I'll be putting on soon with these same style nuts.
 

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Hrm, rusty nuts. Need to use em more.
 

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Yesterday I decided to change out the transfer case (TC) fluid. This is an incredibly simple procedure. However I have the TC skid plate which has to come off unless you want the fluid to drain onto the plate and make a gigantic mess.

The skid plate is attached to the frame with 8mm bolts and captured nuts. When I went to remove the two bolts on the main frame both captured nut retainers broke inside the frame and expletives were spoken! To get the bolts out I ended up cutting the bolt heads off. Luckily I was able to fish out the captured nut and attached bolt, minus the head, from the frame.

When I reinstall the TC skid plate and new hardware I will be removing the factory applied loctite and using anti-seize instead.
Sounds painful. o_O
 

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Mosey, Could you give us some pointers on the language you used when that happened? I know I need an expansion of the breadth of mine. The same old words make me weary.
 
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Mosey, Could you give us some pointers on the language you used when that happened? I know I need an expansion of the breadth of mine. The same old words make me weary.
Son-of-a-&$+$
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