03 RUBICON transfer case problem PLEASE HELP!!! - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-14-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
03 RUBICON transfer case problem PLEASE HELP!!!

i just bought a 03 rubicon from dealer about a mont and some change ago my warranty is up and just started hearing a scraping noise come to find out my chain has grided a hole in my transfer case im screwed!! and no sign of fluid anywhere hmmmm what does that tell ya but anyways does anyone have a spare 241 laying around i could purchase please and is their any different T-Cases that will fit like a 231? THANKs

chriscdb11 is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
neverfastenough1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Savannah, Ga
Posts: 925
Man, I did a quick search on car-parts.com and those puppies are expensive. 900 with a busted case, rediculous. Good luck, hope you find one a lot cheaper than that.

neverfastenough1 is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
thanks alot man ill take whatever helps
chriscdb11 is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 04:34 PM   #4
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,660
I'd go back to the dealership and say the problem that finally appeared had to have been a previously exhisting condition and the vehicle's condition at time of sale did not meet the standards for implied merchantablity... i.e. it was not actually in good condition and ready for use at the time of sale. I'd suggest to them that they make an offer in compromise to fix the transfer case or you'll see them in Small Claims court. A dealer's warranty is not always limited to what it says in writing or what they want you to believe it covers. Especially if they are also a new Jeep dealership.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 04:42 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 7
That helps also man thank you i was planing on going too idk if this is true may sound dumb but my mechanic said that all four tires could have locked up and i could have spun out of controll?
chriscdb11 is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 05:15 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
BANGER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 338
davey@daveysjeeps.com Used 231 from Daveys $450.00 . ok people to work with .

BANGER
BANGER is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 05:32 PM   #7
Knows a couple things...

WF Supporting Member
 
Jerry Bransford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Escondido, Calif.
Posts: 36,660
Fix your 241 or replace it with another 241, you don't want to replace a 241 with a 231. That's like replacing a Citation Jet with a Cessna 172. Both work but one is much better and far more desirable.
__________________
When you have a choice, buy American.

Jerry Bransford is online now   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 05:50 PM   #8
Newb
 
dentedvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 11
I just purchased a replacement for mine, from a salvage place that had one listed for sale on car-part.com. I had been looking for about a week, I thought about repairing my case, until I pulled it from the jeep, in about ten pieces. DOH! So, $975 to my door isn't too bad. It's no Atlas, but that would have really busted the piggy bank. And I knew what I was getting into when I bought the salvage Rubicon, so it wasn't that shocking.
dentedvw is offline   Quote
Old 11-14-2010, 05:56 PM   #9
Newb
 
dentedvw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 11
Oh, yeah, it's not the end of the world. One case half is about $360, and the other was about the same at the dealership. You add a seal, and a chain, and an afternoon of wrenching, and you are not too bad off. If you are even slightly mechanically inclined, you can probably pull this off. Though, some of the bolts were a real bugger. I had to use a stubby ratchet, and break them free with a pipe against the handle, and a hammer. You have two, maybe three options. 1. buy a replacement. Going to be just under a grand. Check car-part.com 3. buy the case half and seal, and chain, and try it yourself. Buy some beverages and you may get some help from some others near you that aren't too afraid of it. 4. take it somewhere, like a trans shop, or a 4X4 shop, tell them what happened and ask if they are good enough at welding aluminum that they can put a patch on. It's not too far fetched, I have seen it done. There are worse things. One day I lost an axle seal, only I didn't know it. I also had been wheeling that day. In deep sandy muddy water. Guess what happened about half an hour later, on the freeway? My front axle locked up, exploded the gears, put a hole in the diff cover, and I came to a tire smoking screeching halt on the freeway. At least that didn't happen to you.

dentedvw is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found this hangin out inside my transfer case... ebp123 TJ General Discussion Forum 9 06-12-2010 06:54 PM
Transfer Case/ 4wd..Really need help firefighter777 TJ Tech Forum 5 06-11-2010 06:37 PM
transfer case problem sonnyb JK Tech Forum 2 02-05-2010 08:45 PM
4x4 transfer case problem... i think tjsport98 TJ Tech Forum 5 12-13-2009 05:23 AM
Transfer Case roachmt YJ General Discussion Forum 1 09-26-2009 08:07 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC