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by Snowgeek
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 15921

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Ok here is an update and some info for future disconnect installers. I decided to start by replacing my motor mounts to gain clearance for the disconnect axle tube to be installed. In the end the motor mounts lifted the motor a very small amount..... not enough to install this part. While I had the ...
by Snowgeek
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: s10 unlocking axle
Replies: 52
Views: 15921

Re: s10 unlocking axle

Ok I am digging up an old thread here but I am dying to get my axle disconnect in and have 3 major questions: 1 - I want to install this disconnect so that I can run my van with an NP-236 transfer case in 2wd low. The reason for this is pulling a trailer up some mountain passes here in Idaho. Curren...
by Snowgeek
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: Stuck rear hatch
Replies: 16
Views: 8363

Re: Stuck rear hatch

I am in a similar spot...... occasionally mine won’t work.... however it has for the last 2 years. I made a flap from the plastic surround so that I could get to it when it acts up. I haven’t ever come up with why it happens.... sure is frustrating when you don’t have a work around. Let me know what...
by Snowgeek
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

I also carry a Bogert bottle jack and break-down jackstand kit, but in the situation with the axle in the dirt, I'd have had to dig a hole. (I have a shovel, too.) I must say I did not know about collapsing jack stands.... that is now on my list of needs. And I really like the idea of digging the h...
by Snowgeek
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: Miss Safari 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Miss Safari 2003

Wow that van and his concept of lift is amazing. :yikes: I don’t offen get Astro jealousy but man that thing does create that feeling! I will be excited to see your progress and your experience lifting the rig that way. Seems like there are a lot of positives to be had in regards to suspension and s...
by Snowgeek
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: MEMBER'S VANS PICTURE/VIDEO POST
Topic: Miss Safari 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 1425

Re: Miss Safari 2003

Oohh! Man I looked for that combination for quite some time..... I never did find it. Hey what transfer case is going in that thing? Can’t wait to se the progress.

Ryan
by Snowgeek
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: anyone interested in promoting the site?
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: anyone interested in promoting the site?

I would be happy to put some in the pot here as well. This site has helped me a ton and it would be great if the traffic was a bit better.

Ryan
by Snowgeek
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

Sounds like you got it on your own but sometimes being able to talk it out through the forum is helpful!!

Ryan
by Snowgeek
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fell
Replies: 8
Views: 1528

Re: Urgent help needed: Jacking for the leaf springs van fel

I am struggling to visualize everything that you have going on there. But I will keep thinking about it. One thing I am thinking is that dang near every car around you has a jack and a few more jacks might be helpful lifting in sequence and alternating to add blocks of wood to get it high enough. I ...
by Snowgeek
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: R.I.P. T.Low you will be missed
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

R.I.P. T.Low you will be missed

If you have been on this site once or hundreds of times there is no question you you have seen the impact that T.Low has made in our little Astro community. He was the reason that I own an Astro, that I have a pop top, and that I converted to 4x4. C97E39E1-214B-4570-BC5F-ED54123CEC8B.jpeg A bunch of...
by Snowgeek
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: S10 front axle swap
Replies: 13
Views: 6428

Re: S10 front axle swap

ok so the caviat to my thoughts here is that I am running a np236 transfer case which is the same as a 136 but with a low range gear and when switched into 4wd vs AWD locks the clutch pack up so that there is fully split power and no slipping of the clutch pack. If I were to drive in 4low with my fr...
by Snowgeek
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: AWD question
Replies: 1
Views: 680

Re: AWD question

The simple answer is that your rear wheels are driven first with little to no power being applied to the front wheels. Yes in a non locking diff situation on slippery ground only one wheel will be being driven. There are output shaft speed sensors in the transfer case that are determining speed of f...
by Snowgeek
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: S10 front axle swap
Replies: 13
Views: 6428

Re: S10 front axle swap

Racrx7 - have you made any motion on installing this S10 disconnect? I am starting to brainstorm the ability to get 2wd low... there is no way to make that happen with our np236 cases.... so I have been thinking about the disconnect to make that happen. My though process is this. I like my tall gear...
by Snowgeek
Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 404531

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

After 6 years of having no ABS and lights on my dash..... I had the code read and determined that my brake control module was bad. I pulled one out of my local pick and pull, cracker it open and re flowed the mail solders. It took 1 hour to install onto my van ...... No more dash lights..... working...
by Snowgeek
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.
Replies: 163
Views: 55235

Re: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.

Ok, so after digging through diagram after diagram I see that the range selecting fork is operated by the same control lever actuator that operates the clutch lever. I would assume that this means that if low is selected that the control lever has already applied pressure to the clutch packs.... thu...