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Old 03-04-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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My transfer case may have to be replaced, does anybody know how much that may cost to have a mechanic do?

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Old 03-04-2014, 06:55 PM   #2
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No idea on the cost but changing a tcase is super easy. All you need are some basic hand tools, and ramps or a jack and some jack stands

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:08 PM   #3
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I'll have to do some research on that, hopefully if it does need to be swapped out I can do it myself
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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My transfer case may have to be replaced, does anybody know how much that may cost to have a mechanic do?
I'd estimate somewhere between $200 and $3000. Depending where they source the case and what they charge for labor.

With the vague information you've provided, that's about as specific as it's going to get.
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I'd estimate somewhere between $200 and $3000. Depending where they source the case and what they charge for labor. That help narrow it down?
that does help thank you, and in guessing u meant 2000-3000
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that does help thank you, and in guessing u meant 2000-3000
no, i met exactly what I stated, $200-3000.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:08 PM   #7
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My transfer case may have to be replaced, does anybody know how much that may cost to have a mechanic do?
what symptoms makes you think "may need to be replaced"?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:57 PM   #8
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what symptoms makes you think "may need to be replaced"?
I tried lubing up the linkage and running through 2H-4H-4L and back down a bunch of times but the jeep does not want to stay in 4 high, either it won't engage all the way or I'm guessing something within the transfer case is messed up
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My guess is something is wrong in the linkage. Either out of adjustment or the adjustment bolt is loose. You tried shifting while moving to allow the gears to mesh properly, right?
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Just had that problem, put it in 4x4 low, make sure it's actually in low, you may have to put it in low by hand while underneath. Then loosen this bolt, pull back on the rod to make sure it's all the way back, then tighten the bolt.... Looks like this. Easy fix, 10 min.
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My guess is something is wrong in the linkage. Either out of adjustment or the adjustment bolt is loose. You tried shifting while moving to allow the gears to mesh properly, right?
I did shift it while rolling and while at a stop and nothing seemed to make a difference in that regard
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Just had that problem, put it in 4x4 low, make sure it's actually in low, you may have to put it in low by hand while underneath. Then loosen this bolt, pull back on the rod to make sure it's all the way back, then tighten the bolt.... Looks like this. Easy fix, 10 min.
thank you for that, I will try that and hopefully it helps, 4L works fine for me though, it's 4H that does not want to stay engaged, does that make a difference?
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4x4 low is where it should be when you adjust it. It will put it back to the factory location. Do you have a body lift?
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4x4 low is where it should be when you adjust it. It will put it back to the factory location. Do you have a body lift?
I have no lift on it and the tires are the stock 30x9.5 I just got under the car and I could not find that screw that you pointed out for the adjustment.
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I have no lift on it and the tires are the stock 30x9.5 I just got under the car and I could not find that screw that you pointed out for the adjustment.
The bolt you're looking for is here, behind the drive shaft in your picture:



Try looking from the back of the Jeep forward to find it. Follow the procedure outlined above and you should be able to get it straightened out.

There are few things that would cause you to have to replace the whole case. Unless it's cracked, you can repair any issue that might occur. Let me know if you have any questions!

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Crawl under and look from behind the skid forward towards the front.
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The bolt you're looking for is here, behind the drive shaft in your picture: Try looking from the back of the Jeep forward to find it. Follow the procedure outlined above and you should be able to get it straightened out. There are few things that would cause you to have to replace the whole case. Unless it's cracked, you can repair any issue that might occur. Let me know if you have any questions! -Ryan
thank you Ryan, I really appreciate all ur help
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Crawl under and look from behind the skid forward towards the front.
ok I will do that, thank you
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Here a picture of the linkage from the back of the jeep looking foreword, still cannot find that adjustment screw and it is in 4L
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You're so close! The bolt is behind that black wire cover in the pic, move that black wire and the bolt will be right there. It's just hidden from view. Look at the pics, yours is the same just a tad bit rusty.
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Ok thank you

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