I just recently bought a 98 dodge ram 1500, 5.2v-8, manual tran.,44k miles, with a 4" lift kit on it and 35" tires. It needed a little bit of work, new clutch, new hub bearing, brake pads and a few seals. nothing major , so I thought. One of the things the dealer did was re-seal the tranfer case, differential, and tranmission. The day after I picked up the vehicle(paid almost$1200) the transfer case broke. There are after market drive shafts on the front and rear. I brought it back to the dealer to have it fixed. I am not very mechanically inclined and do not know or understand alot about these things. I am wondering a few things...
Is this a common problem when vehicles are lifted, because of the added stress?
Is this likely to keep happening?
I am told that this broke because with the lift kit the angles change and that causes something to bind and that is why it broke, is that likely?
the transfer case is the original I believe, so why did it break just a day and a half after it was all apart and re-sealed, just dumb luck?
any info would be greatly appreciated.
new ram owner