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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 09:42 AM
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TJ Tcase Seal QUESTION - PLEASE READ

Hey all TJ Owners,

I just got off the phone with the dealer cause they are still trying to fix my TJ. MY Tcase has been leaking out of the rear seal. I have changed the seal myself about 3 times, a local garage 2, and now the dealer for the second time. They just told me that there is a special tool to install this seal?? And that they won't have the tool until tomorrow... WHAT? JEEP DEALER doesn't have the tool?

IS THERE A SPECIAL TOOL?

Thanks to anybody who can answer this question.. .THANKS!

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no input here? Nobody has replaced the tcase seals? thanks.

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Re: TJ Tcase Seal QUESTION - PLEASE READ

I can't help you with the seal, but if it continues to leak, I would demand the dealer install a new transfercase. Sounds like it might be a bad 'case.

(This was assuming your TJ was still under warranty. Too bad it isn't.)

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Re: TJ Tcase Seal QUESTION - PLEASE READ

I've got the factory service manual for my '98 at home, it lists any special tools, I'll check tonight and see what it says and get back to you tomorrow.

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Demand the dealer to replace the tcase? One question you might want to ask yourself is.... Is it under warranty? The answer is no.

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sound to me like their trying to jerk you around.

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Re: TJ Tcase Seal QUESTION - PLEASE READ

the only thing I could think of would be a special crimper for the hose clamp that holds the boot on. Although I would hardly call it special, a set of knippers would work. I had to have the aluminum housing replaced on mine to get it to quit leaking. The counterbore that the seal fits in was oversize or out of round, probably from replacing the seal three or four times. I would also think that it would be pretty easy to distort the bore, prying the old one out. I have my old housing here at my desk, the counterbore measures 2.570-2.571 inches. My .02

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take it to more than one place. A lot of dealerships and what not will try to jerk you around like you don't know what the helss going on. I'd take it to get looked at somewhere else

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Tools have a way of walking out of shops. Just cause they dont have one now, doesnt mean they never had one... Just another viewpoint.


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Re: TJ Tcase Seal QUESTION - PLEASE READ

I looked at my factory service manual last night. There is a "special tool" required to get at the seal in the transfer case. Like ontherocks said, tools have a way of leaving shops. However, if this is the second time the dealer has looked at the problem, then you shouldn't be paying a dime. If they didn't fix it the first time, any decent dealer will do it again for free. Keep your cool though.

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