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Using snap-ring pliers, remove the easily broken snap ring, if it's not already broken and in the bottom of your transfer case (you'll be able to tell if it's broken before pulling the case apart if you can excessively slide the mainshaft back and forth with your hand). The Transfer Case Saver, shown in red on the mainshaft for clarity, bolts together with two Allen bolts and is much easier to install than a new snap ring, while being many times stronger as well. Once the Transfer Case Saver's bolts are tightened (and installed with the included Loctite), replace the end tailhousing, push the slip-yoke back onto the mainshaft, and reinstall the driveshaft.

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