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So driving down the road my driveshaft decides to rip a chunk of the transfer case off. No idea how it happened, but it did. I tried to move the jeep to the side of the road but even in gear it wouldnt go anywhere. And now I can shift from gear to gear without using clutch. How hard is it to replace the transfer case? Or is there anyother problem I should look at while Im at it?
 

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If your Dshaft has come apart then it won't go anywhere if it's in 2wd. You can try putting it in 4 hi to see if you can get it moved to a safe location.

The TCase itself if not hard to swap out. However you could've done some damage to your Tranny also. And you are going to want to find out why it all happened so that you can avoid it happening again in the future.
 

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Sounds like someone overlooked greasing their U-joints. If your driveshaft smacked your t-case, I am sure that a U-joint failed on you. Friend of mine had to use my truck, and trailer to resque his son coming back from CA. That is exactly what happened to his son. Didn't grease the u-joints, and bammmmm, a ten dollar u-joint tore up t-case, and tranny. All because he didn't think to lube the thing. Oh well, it is a good learning experience if nothing else. U-joint was dry as a bone. I mean powder dry, rust in the pins, and oh my, what an easy cure.
 

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I dont think it should be anything with grease that caused the problem. I work at a quick lube place and I grease it every 3k miles with my oil change. Im not saying it wasnt the problem but it could have been.
 

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factory u-joints dont usually have grease zercs on them....do they on TJs?
 

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factory u-joints dont usually have grease zercs on them....do they on TJs?
I believe you are right. I know that our Rubi is sealed, but I thought the other wranglers weren't. I know the replacement u-joints can be had with zercs in them. There is always tell tale signs of a u-joint about to go though. A different noise, clanking, vibration, etc. It is always good to at least inspect the drive line, everytime you get the oil changed. I check mine out after any wheeling for sure.
 

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There was a slight vibration in the gas and clutch pedal the night before. I didnt know what was causing it but it went away after about 15-20 minutes so I paid no attention to it. I wouldnt have had any idea what to look for regardless
 
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