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Old 02-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Stupid transfercase bushing

Mine broke so I went to get a set of new ones and some back ups. The parts guy said they didnt have the number that I've seen listed here (68064273aa) but they had (68064273ab). I asked to look at them so he brought some out. Looks like the same thing to me so I bought some. $3 each!! Far cry from the 60 cents that's been mentioned here.

So I'm wondering if anybody know if they changed the part numbers, design of it the part, make it out of gold or what? I'll have to wait till I get home to make sure it's the same and fits, but something seems odd here.

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I was actually looking at picking up a couple as well, subscribed.

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Old 02-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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the AA's cost 40 cents the AB's cost $3.00 which is why I found some bronze bushings for 3 bucks so I will not have to do them again
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the AA's cost 40 cents the AB's cost $3.00 which is why I found some bronze bushings for 3 bucks so I will not have to do them again
The plastic bushing is there to protect you from harming your transfer case. The latter would be infinity more expensive than a .60 cent or $3 bushing replacement. If you replace it with something that does not break then you risk damaging your TC from pressure while in correctly shifting into 4H or 4L.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
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So what's the differance in AA and AB?
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #6
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So what's the differance in AA and AB?
$2.40 lol always a wise guy around.
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I purchased a couple when I first got my jeep. Yeah...they were that expensive.
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$2.40 lol always a wise guy around.

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So what's the differance in AA and AB?
They are the same part.
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post #7 from Mopar parts online

Seems the .60 cent part has gone up online to $1.56
http://www.factorymoparparts.com/68064273aa.html
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How does 35 cents each sound?

BUSHING. Fits: DODGE (2007-2011), JEEP (2007-2013), . # 68064273AB, 68064273AA

I got ripped when i bought 5 from my dealer....... he charged me 37 cents each!
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did someone get official word on if these crappy bushings are actually designed to fail because you might damage your TC? Seems sketchy to me.
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So what's the differance in AA and AB?
New vendor supplying the part, cost of materials or processing changed, something along those lines. The numbers are the actual part number. The AA, AB, AC just indicate something changed in how Chrysler gets the part, the part didn't change.

Well, that's what the parts guy at one dealership told me.
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How does 35 cents each sound?

BUSHING. Fits: DODGE (2007-2011), JEEP (2007-2013), . # 68064273AB, 68064273AA

I got ripped when i bought 5 from my dealer....... he charged me 37 cents each!
THANKS! I was going to go ahead and order more, but with $10 shipping I'll wait untill I get new ball joints or something.
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did someone get official word on if these crappy bushings are actually designed to fail because you might damage your TC? Seems sketchy to me.
Agreed. IMO the bushings are nothing more than to prevent metal to metal wear between the end of the cable and the transfer case lever.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:26 PM   #15
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The change from aa to ab means the part was modified. The new ones are made of a slightly different material which should make them last longer. I just bought three of them myself after my original failed with 58k miles on it. So now I will carry the spares with me just in case someone might need one when we are out on the trail and getting ready to head home. When mine failed it was ended up in neutral and I had to crawl under it and manually put it into gear to get it into the garage where I did the change. My original had come apart to the point where there was nothing left of it at all.
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Mine broke so I went to get a set of new ones and some back ups. The parts guy said they didnt have the number that I've seen listed here (68064273aa) but they had (68064273ab). I asked to look at them so he brought some out. Looks like the same thing to me so I bought some. $3 each!! Far cry from the 60 cents that's been mentioned here.

So I'm wondering if anybody know if they changed the part numbers, design of it the part, make it out of gold or what? I'll have to wait till I get home to make sure it's the same and fits, but something seems odd here.
I payed $2.50 each at my dealer also. Thats with my shop discount so i think the going rate is more or less in this area now
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My dealer couldn't find the part number. sad
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:16 PM   #18
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How does 35 cents each sound?

BUSHING. Fits: DODGE (2007-2011), JEEP (2007-2013), . # 68064273AB, 68064273AA

I got ripped when i bought 5 from my dealer....... he charged me 37 cents each!
What a difference a few months makes. If those were listed for 35 cents back in February they are now $3.25 each at the link you provided.
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They redid the website link - they are listed at $.30 now - new link - BUSHING. Fits: DODGE (2007-2011), JEEP (2007-2011), . # 68064273AA

The link he originally posted now shows the AB bushing.
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What a difference a few months makes. If those were listed for 35 cents back in February they are now $3.25 each at the link you provided.
Maybe its because people who don't know how to shift a Tcase are buying them all up. Supply and demand?
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They redid the website link - they are listed at $.30 now - new link - BUSHING. Fits: DODGE (2007-2011), JEEP (2007-2011), . # 68064273AA

The link he originally posted now shows the AB bushing.

30 cents...with $10.95 shipping. Think I'll try my dealer.
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New vendor supplying the part, cost of materials or processing changed, something along those lines. The numbers are the actual part number. The AA, AB, AC just indicate something changed in how Chrysler gets the part, the part didn't change.

Well, that's what the parts guy at one dealership told me.
It's the shipping charge from China. Your bushing now has the same carbon footprint as a bottle of Pelligrino. But who cares about carbon footprints when you drive a Jeep??
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:38 AM   #23
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The plastic bushing is there to protect you from harming your transfer case. The latter would be infinity more expensive than a .60 cent or $3 bushing replacement. If you replace it with something that does not break then you risk damaging your TC from pressure while in correctly shifting into 4H or 4L.
Replace the one at the T-case with bronze to protect it from the heat of the exhaust and drive train. Leave the one at the shifter plastic.

Saves the hassle of replacing it again as well as the pain in the ass of finding that it's broke at the wrong time.

If you're putting that much pressure on the shifter you've still got one weak point to break.
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Old 06-20-2013, 03:42 AM   #24
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Maybe its because people who don't know how to shift a Tcase are buying them all up. Supply and demand?
Could also be bad design. Especially considering that that little piece of plastic is tucked up nice and cozy with the drive train and the exhaust. Doesn't take too much for it to get brittle from repeated heating and cooling.
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Yup.. just called my parts dept. Been meaning to pick up a few. $3.10 a piece in Harrisburg, PA.

I just bought 3 of the little suckers.
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here's a little thread drift/related transfer case failure story:

CJ2 FAIL 1962

Me & buddy making steep climb on very rocky/sandy hillside on tank course in Mtn Home desert east of Boise Idaho. Dead-heat of summer day, full blazing sun. "Forward motion" stops 1/2 up exposed incline.

Motor and brakes work fine, but no power to wheels.

Had to back down a long steep grade (talk about building CHARACTER!!!)
and wedge Jeep against rock at bottom.

Walked about 4 miles to the only life within 100 miles....a well driller running a rig that was ancient even then!

Got a ride back home, gathered rescue stuff, recovered CJ2 & towed to repair shop.....my back yard.

Turned out to be "nothing special" and "no parts required"....just messy job & specialized experience: buddy's dad told us exactly what was wrong.

Removing & tearing down the transfer case, found the large nut that held the "bull gear" on to the primary drive shaft, had simply come loose & fell off. Without it being in place, the 'bull gear' fell off, and no power was transferred anywhere.

No cotter pin was found anywhere, and no ground up metal parts were evident.

Simple repair, never happened again in a jillion miles of Idaho Outback adventures.


Guess I better go get a few more spare plastic parts.
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Maybe its because people who don't know how to shift a Tcase are buying them all up. Supply and demand?
Haha...I resemble that remark!
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Just picked some up today in case, they were $3.57 a piece.
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back from the dead... but in my search this showed up...

I have a 2010 JKU Auto

I was just about to leave on a road trip and when I went to shift the auto shifter moved but the jeep stayed in park. I went underneath the jeep and saw the shifter cable had been disengaged.



I need to buy whatever holds that cable in place....
reading this thread.... What I need is a 68064273ab.. right?
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the AA's cost 40 cents the AB's cost $3.00 which is why I found some bronze bushings for 3 bucks so I will not have to do them again
+1 for the bronze bushings!

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