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Old August 31st, 2015, 11:36 AM
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Posting an update to this for a bit more advice after 1 week of the new transmission reinstalled:

1) When shifting into 3rd gear with the newly rebuilt trans (from Atlantic British), Im getting a small grind. I would have expected that this new trans would be basically perfect. Would you not? My fear is a syncro issue in the rebuild may not be perfect. Thoughts?

2) The shop left me with lots of leaks.... Bell housing leak, Transfer case seal (output to e-Brake), seemingly someone spilled hydraulic fluid in my battery box.... very strange!

3) When turning lock to lock, both directions, the truck almost comes to a grinding halt....like the diff is locked. I cannot turn hard into a parking spot for example. I drove my friends D90 this weekend and there is absolutely no issue with his truck and turning. To note, I selected all options for the diff lock selector. I am currently in the non-locked position, High. (bottom right as you look at the selector). Next, I do have a lift kit (approx 2-3 inches) and have larger tires. Lastly I do have a ARB locker installed that is in the off position.

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Old August 31st, 2015, 11:48 AM
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Posting an update to this for a bit more advice after 1 week of the new transmission reinstalled:

1) When shifting into 3rd gear with the newly rebuilt trans (from Atlantic British), Im getting a small grind. I would have expected that this new trans would be basically perfect. Would you not? My fear is a syncro issue in the rebuild may not be perfect. Thoughts?

2) The shop left me with lots of leaks.... Bell housing leak, Transfer case seal (output to e-Brake), seemingly someone spilled hydraulic fluid in my battery box.... very strange!

3) When turning lock to lock, both directions, the truck almost comes to a grinding halt....like the diff is locked. I cannot turn hard into a parking spot for example. I drove my friends D90 this weekend and there is absolutely no issue with his truck and turning. To note, I selected all options for the diff lock selector. I am currently in the non-locked position, High. (bottom right as you look at the selector). Next, I do have a lift kit (approx 2-3 inches) and have larger tires. Lastly I do have a ARB locker installed that is in the off position.

Any further advice is appreciated. Thanks!
Is the diff lock selector connected correctly? Sounds like it's engaged.

Sounds like the Gearbox has an issue and you had a crappy job by the shop.

I would lodge a complaint with all parties and go from there.
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Yes, sounds like the diff lock is engaged. Parking brake on. Jack up one front wheel. Gearbox in neutral. Should be able to spin the wheel that is in the air. If not, it is in diff lock. Look at the linkage connection.

What oil is in the gearbox? This is important.....

Is the bellhousing leak gear oil or engine oil?
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Old August 31st, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Perhaps the "shutter" is the front tires rubbing at wheel lock.
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Perhaps the "shutter" is the front tires rubbing at wheel lock.
if this is the case then you can limit the lock with adjusters on the hubs.
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if this is the case then you can limit the lock with adjusters on the hubs.

No issues with the tires rubbing. I know that sound/feel and that is not the case here.
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No issues with the tires rubbing. I know that sound/feel and that i not the case here.
at least that's some good news!
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Yes, sounds like the diff lock is engaged. Parking brake on. Jack up one front wheel. Gearbox in neutral. Should be able to spin the wheel that is in the air. If not, it is in diff lock. Look at the linkage connection.
YEP - I tried this just now and the wheel I jacked up will not spin. I tried pushing and pulling the selector in to High/ N / Low but the wheel wont spin. I ensured it was in High, non-locked, backed out of my driveway about 25 feet. No unlock.

Could my ARB be stuck? Is there any process to ensure its not the ARB?

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What oil is in the gearbox? This is important.....
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Is the bellhousing leak gear oil or engine oil?
Appears to be where the bell housing meets the block and is clear. Is not engine oil.
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Old August 31st, 2015, 01:25 PM
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YEP - I tried this just now and the wheel I jacked up will not spin. I tried pushing and pulling the selector in to High/ N / Low but the wheel wont spin. I ensured it was in High, non-locked, backed out of my driveway about 25 feet. No unlock.

Could my ARB be stuck? Is there any process to ensure its not the ARB?
Both wheels off the ground. Spin one and it should make the other spin backwards if the ARB is open.

Have a look at the center diff actuator. It is at the front of the box, on top. Take a picture and post. Make sure the linkage is connected. As you move the lever side to side, the actuator should turn at the box end.

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Make sure the lever bias is adjusted properly. In neutral, the stick should go cleanly straight up to 3rd and down to 4th.

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Appears to be where the bell housing meets the block and is clear. Is not engine oil.
So it looks like Redline MTL?. If so, the gearbox is leaking from the input seal. Time to contact the supplier. Make sure the breather is clear for the gearbox and it is not overfilled.
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Old August 31st, 2015, 01:28 PM
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See linkage pictures here: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...380-56047.html
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Old August 31st, 2015, 02:55 PM
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Both wheels off the ground. Spin one and it should make the other spin backwards if the ARB is open.

Have a look at the center diff actuator. It is at the front of the box, on top. Take a picture and post. Make sure the linkage is connected. As you move the lever side to side, the actuator should turn at the box end.
Both wheels up, off the ground. With the main gear selector in Neutral, and all modes of the Transfer case (all 6 options; High/Low/Neutral), one tire spins one way, the other spins in reverse. There was one attempt where I spun one tire and the opposite side did not move, but I was not able to get that to replicate since.

Forgiveness please but when you say "open" that means it is NOT engaged?

Picture posted here of the linkage. Seems like all is attached correctly. When I move from left to right, I do see actuator turn about 1/8 of a turn at the top of the transfer case. I feel a slight clunk when I get the transfer case selector into a different mode...which to me means the linkage is functioning.

Next, I noticed there is a vent or vacuum tube(?), coming up off the front axle, drivers side that seems a little crushed due to a bad route along where the swing arm runs. Looks like it was slightly crushed and I believe this routes up to the top of the transmission though I can not see where it terminates. Could this be an issue where the vacuum line is failed?


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Make sure the lever bias is adjusted properly. In neutral, the stick should go cleanly straight up to 3rd and down to 4th.
Confirmed I can shift from 3 to 4th (and vise versa), no clutch, up and down. Its notchy but not surprisingly notchy.


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So it looks like Redline MTL?. If so, the gearbox is leaking from the input seal. Time to contact the supplier. Make sure the breather is clear for the gearbox and it is not overfilled.
I believe it to be the Redline MTF. The oil leak from this area seems to be less today. I will take the filler plug out of the transmission shortly to ensure its not overfilled.
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The front axle tube is the front axle vent. Make sure it is OK, but that is a different issue.

Take the center cover off between the front seats and look for a vent on the transfer case. Make sure it is clear.

I can see in the picture, the diff lock light is not hooked up to the switch... Connect that so you can see what is going on. Disconnect the linkage from the transfer case and turn the actuator stud manually. You will feel three distinct positions. One of them is unlocked. In each position, work the tire in the air back and forth and see if it lets go. The linkage may just be out of adjustment.

Yes, open = not engaged.
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One more thing!!! If the diff lock switch is screwed in too far, it will prevent the internal actuator bar from moving. Yours looks screwed in all the way. Can't hurt to back it off. Details are in the workshop manual.
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and you need to push that clip fully home in picture one
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and you need to push that clip fully home in picture one
And check over everything that these moron mechanics did to your truck!!

edit: just noticed the vent line in your photo. Note the banjo fitting with the black tube.
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Looks like the linkage pivot bolts to the gearbox, so it is quite reasonable to assume it was not installed and adjusted correctly leaving you without enough travel to disengage the diff lock.
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I have not been under my Tuffy Box/center console. Is there an access panel there too? This would allow me easier access to the linkage area from the top?
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I have not been under my Tuffy Box/center console. Is there an access panel there too? This would allow me easier access to the linkage area from the top?
Yes. You should also remove the right-hand floor panel.
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