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Old November 24th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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I was hoping for advice from everyone on how to handle my current situation.. A while back the input bearing on my t-case grenaded damaging most of the gears. I used this oppertunity to rebuild a case with a GBR low range kit. A spent a pretty penny on the gears and handed it over to a well known land rover shop. After almost 2 months with my t-case they got it back to me. I had it installed by a dealership. Since then I have maybe put 1500 miles on the truck, no wheeling. Today the input bearing went again. Didn't grenade like the other one, but the familiar whine out of t-case during engine braking or coasting is certainly the same. I placed the case in neutral and the trans in fifth and the box makes the same "clakety" noise it did last time. What should I do? I enjoyed doing business with shop however I feel if I confront the shop i'm gonna get the "it's something you did" speech. Is it possible to replace this bearing without a complete teardown of the t-case? This is not work I know how to do nor do I have the tools to do it which I means I'm gonna have to pay for it again. I'm gonna change the oil in the case in the slim chance it will help before I call the shop back but any thoughts on what to do? I fear the words "you need another new t-case"
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Old November 24th, 2007, 08:58 PM
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don't rebuilds carry some sort of warranty?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 10:30 PM
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Contact the shop first. There is no need to play "what if" untill you hear what they have to say. If they screw you, then there are at least 3 shops that I can put you in touch with that I know will take care of you. Good luck.
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Old November 25th, 2007, 12:13 PM
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I guess I'll try talking to them and see what they say.
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When I have seen recurring problems on the front output bearing, balancing the front driveshaft to the output flange fixed the problem. If it is a balance problem it is not really the shops fault. Do you a have double cardon front driveshaft?

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Old November 25th, 2007, 08:32 PM
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I have stock driveshafts. I'm not quite sure how the driveshaft could be the culprit since they don't interact with the bearing. Maybe I have the name wrong.. I am talking about the bearing behind the yellow cap in the photo. Is this not called the input shaft bearing? http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC3611R.cfm.
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You are correct. What you are talking about are the input gear bearings. You need to take the unit out to replace those and you will need to set the pre-load.


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Old November 25th, 2007, 09:42 PM
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I have stock driveshafts. I'm not quite sure how the driveshaft could be the culprit since they don't interact with the bearing. Maybe I have the name wrong.. I am talking about the bearing behind the yellow cap in the photo. Is this not called the input shaft bearing? http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/STC3611R.cfm.
Yep my mistake. Thought you were describing the front output bearing. Good luckshould you drain some fluid to see if anything is amiss inside?

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It sounds to me that you have not even investigated the problem yet. Pull the big inspection plate of the case and have a look to see what is wrong first. Then talk to the shop that rebuilt it.....
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Not sure of the proper name, but could the rear bearings of the transmission be bad, causing the output shaft from the transmission to vibrate and cause the failure in the transfer case?
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Nevermind. Crush sleeve is on the other one, now that I think about it.
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Old November 26th, 2007, 02:19 PM
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This is true, I have not taken anything apart yet. Since the symtoms are the exact same, I just assumed. I also read about certain models of t-case having an issue with starving the input bearing of oil causing failure. Do you think if I start taking stuff apart it would void any warrantee I might have? Should I ask the shop first?
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