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Old 11-07-2012, 04:31 PM
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

Agreed. Kind of like using synthetic motor oil and changing it every 5,000 miles. I kid, I kid.
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

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How can they dispute a claim if the factory maintenance schedule was followed and I just had it inspected?
no, I'm saying that if they recommended a "replacement of fluid" after the inspection, and you refused to let me replace the fluid. In that case, and if you had a problem in the future, could they deny the warranty claim? Perhaps ask them what would happen in that case.
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

This is just how the dealerships make a big portion of their profits, talking people who don't know alot about vehicles into services they don't really need. Do your own service and maintainence and you will save money and get to know your vehicle much better. Most of the guys in these shops come and go and very few are really top notch mechanics anymore. My company actually has went back to servicing our own vehicles after years of contracting it out because of so many dealership/garage screw ups and useless charges.
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

OK, we've had a highway speed whine that the tech heard but could not reliably duplicate, so I'm just going to spring for this service ($100) and see if that helps. And for those who say do your own work, I'd like to do so but in all honesty I don't have the time, equipment, or talent so in most cases I am stuck going to repair shops and trying to answer these types of questions.

Not disagreeing with what is being said here but with a 35K vehicle that I want to keep in good running condition sometimes paying $100 for a service that may or may not be necessary isn't that big of a deal.
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

Do what makes you feel better and hopefully the sound goes away. You say you don't have the time, equipment or talent to do the work. All you need is a good socket set and any tools you need will probably come in cheaper than what you are going to pay in labor. Working on vehicles is not very complicated so I am sure you have the hidden talent to do it. Time is what all of us need more of but you do what you can when you can. Also if I were you I would still check the level of the transfer case fluid after you get the work done to make sure the mechanics put in the right amount (under or overfill it). If they overfill it you could possibly damage seals and underfill you may burn things up.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:55 PM
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No 30,000 miles is unreasonable even if you are 100% severe duty. Maybe the dealer is just trying to grab some extra cash to keep the shop open. These transfer cases are not unique to Jeep, they are used in Cheby trucks among others.

Follow the operator manual's instruction, which is like 128,000 miles unless you are using the Jeep as a taxi.

If you routinely ford streams, you should check often for water contamination. Those with QTII will need service sometime as clutch wear will eventually use up the friction modifiers and contaminate the oil. Those with QTI shouldn't ever worry unless the case is leaking.
If the recommended per the maintenance schedule is in fact 128k then I agree...money grabbing scam.

I took one of my non-jeep vehicles to a non MOPAR service and heard the "trans fluid needs to be changed" recommendation multiple times to other customers while I was waiting. Most were automatics and maybe some were due. The trans service was accepted by 75% of the customers. Then they tried me. Told me the trans fluid looked dark and that my fuel filter looked rusty and should be changed. I declined. My car was a manual transmission car and they could not check the fluid without outing on a lift (which they did not). Also, my fuel filter is located completely behind a plastic shroud that they would not have been able to remove unless also on a lift or at least jacked up.

Meanwhile the manual trans fluid is not scheduled to be changed in that car until 100k and I only had 55K on it at the time.
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Re: Change Transfer Case Fluid at 30K?

My owners manual (warranty) says to change the t-case oil @ 104,000k. So I am doing mine in my 2012 GC @ 98,000.
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