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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:19 PM
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Noisy Transfer Case - Need Advise

Yeah, my transfer case was kinda noisy, so I pulled the cover and took a look - can someone tell me if this is an excessive amount of metal shavings?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:25 PM
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isn't that normal in a defender?
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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:27 PM
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That does not look normal!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:28 PM
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Jim - I've always heard that a small amount of metal shavings is fine, so I'll say you're good to go!

Oh, I forgot that we needed to add 's to our posts this week to express sarcasm!
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Old February 1st, 2008, 01:37 PM
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Post No. 1 in this thread looks like something I'd have posted myself...

Dayum that's a picture.
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A little Redline will clear that up in no time...
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WTF happened to that?
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Jim, is that really your truck? Did Ron pack that full of saw-dust to keep it quite before he sold it to you?
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Its actually the yellow truck that suffered this catastrophe. The transfer case decided to detonate for some reason. Interestingly, there is also some fairly ominous looking sludge in input area. Unfortunately, as the t-case died its death, it too the trans with it, as you can see by the dramatic spline wear on the output shaft. It must have been going bad for a while, but it got very regular oil changes.

Sadly, all I could do from overseas was phone with the credit card details. FYI, having a trans and t-case replaced is costly when youre being billed by the hour. The bright side is that JE Robison service took care of everything, and they were efficient and professional. I feel it was worth the 120 mile tow to have them work on it.

One recommendation though - pull your inspection cover and check the input gear every few thousand miles just for health. If I had looked sooner, maybe I would have noticed the bad bearings on the input gear before they were able to cause the spline wear that ruined the trans. That sort of problem is a huge waste of a perfectly good transmission.
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Yeah, my transfer case was kinda noisy, so I pulled the cover and took a look - can someone tell me if this is an excessive amount of metal shavings?
I think a large magent on the inspection plate would help!


BTW, that would make an excellent Avatar!
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I fear I may be in the same boat... After seeing this I'm pulling the plate tonight.


Thank you for the images Jim. It is a real bummer the out put shaft was damaged.
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You mean the transfer case you knew was going bad and spewing oil all over the place for the last 2 plus years?

Come on JimC . . . tell the whole story.
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Jim,
For my information... What kind of noise and for how long was it making it before this?
Was there metal (mor than normal) in your oil previous to failure??

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Was that a Legs rebuilt transfer case?
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Being a cheap bastard I would have just used a 3in input LT230 and run the trans as is.
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I dont think it was Legs, I thought it was Whitehouse. Nevertheless, its never been a good case. Like Ron said, its always been noisy and spewing oil everywhere and is responsible for the underside of my truck looking like a natural disaster area. I'm surprised I havent found oil soaked sea birds up under there. The reason it always got frequent oil changes is that I always had to add oil.
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That picture is so shockingly bad it could form the basis for one those forwarded-email spread urban legends.
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