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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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How do you know the transfercase is dieing??

Well after hearing a grinding sound coming from my Dana 18 transfercase last weekend while wheeling. i think my transfercase need to be rebuilt. I drove it tonight to our club meeting and when driving the driveline seems like something is grabbing it. It is not the engine. There is a definate mechanical feel to the interuption of power. Is this a sign of the transfercase needing attention? My transmission shifts just fine. The rear end is fine. I am betting on the Transfercase, can anyone tell me what to look for when they die.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 10:10 PM
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Re: How do you know the transfercase is dieing??

I'm not an expert in rebuilding boxes but it would be my bet that you have a bearing problem. That may be the "gabbing" that you feel. Bad bearings also grind. Is your fluid level OK? I would stop driving it until you know more just to keep from damaging parts you don't have to. I'm sure others here can add more. Good Luck!


post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2000, 10:39 AM
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Re: How do you know the transfercase is dieing??

Have you tried draining the fluid to see if there where any metal shavings?

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