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fmcgirt 08-27-2011 12:46 PM

Transfer Case Fluid Drip
 
On my 2011 Overland with about 275 miles, I have a very small ATF drip at the bottom of my transfer case where the two halves are bolted together. It only drips if I drive it and there is no sign of any blow back from the power steering or transmission pan area. The only place that is slightly damp is at the bottom of the front driveshaft seal so that is what I suspect is the problem unless it was filled too full and maybe is coming out a breather somewhere on top - but I can't feel anything up there. I know that every new 4wd vehicle I have ever had in the past always drained a little bit of fluid out the differentials and transfer case when I checked them the first time.

Anybody seen this on their JGC? Wonder is replacing the front seal a big job?

Thanks for any info?

BTW always wanted a garage lift but putting Quadra Lift in the top position is not bad!

fmcgirt 09-01-2011 10:24 AM

Re: Transfer Case Fluid Drip
 
Well, to reply to my own post, my service advisor tells me that my leak is caused by a bad internal seal on the front output shaft. Jeep has seen this problem before and is shipping them an updated seal to arrive next week. Of course this means they have to remove the transfer case and separate the two halves to replace it. I have no way to "calibrate" the abilities of the tech doing the work so I am just thrilled with the whole thing.

As an aside, the right side weather stripping under the front edge of the hood is also missing.

Now I feel right at home with my fourth Jeep. Just think if we hadn't bailed out Chrysler maybe some decent company would have bought Jeep out - but then again maybe not.

markp99 09-01-2011 10:48 AM

Re: Transfer Case Fluid Drip
 
Did you notice spotting on the driveway, or just dampness underneath?

fmcgirt 09-01-2011 10:57 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by markp99 (Post 476925)
Did you notice spotting on the driveway, or just dampness underneath?

I originally just noticed a damp spot about the size of my hand when I was sweeping the garage floor. (Our garage floor is painted so it is hard to see drips.) I cleaned up the spot and then started noticing a few drips after each time I would drive it. When they topped off the fluid they said it was hardly down at all so it is leaking only a few drops at a time. Not even enough to blow much back onto the rear of the transfer case.

jp467 09-01-2011 11:22 AM

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Yes that's kind of a big job pulling the transfer case. To your other comment about the weather stripping. They only put the weather stripping on the drivers side under the hood.

fmcgirt 09-01-2011 11:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jp467 (Post 476968)
To your other comment about the weather stripping. They only put the weather stripping on the drivers side under the hood.

Wonder why that is? The holes are there for it.

jp467 09-01-2011 11:49 AM

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I think its because thats where the air intake is and thats what you need to keep water out of.

fmcgirt 09-01-2011 11:53 AM

Re: Transfer Case Fluid Drip
 
That's probably right. But seems to me still a good thing to keep water away from the fuze box so I think I will try to order the left side and put in on the right also. The holes appear to be in the same place on the strip.

rich mac 09-02-2011 09:58 AM

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Let us know how the weatherstrip installs on the right side. I was considering doing the same myself, just for cosmetic reasons.

fmcgirt 09-02-2011 10:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rich mac (Post 477572)
Let us know how the weatherstrip installs on the right side. I was considering doing the same myself, just for cosmetic reasons.

Will do. Might take me a while. Want to get the transfer case situation out of the way first.

fmcgirt 09-15-2011 08:16 AM

Re: Transfer Case Fluid Drip
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rich mac (Post 477572)
Let us know how the weatherstrip installs on the right side. I was considering doing the same myself, just for cosmetic reasons.

Finally got around to doing this. Ordered part for drivers side (no part for other side), Mopar Part # 68084597AA, about $6.00. It comes with an adhesive backing and push pins installed. I had to relocate a couple of the pins because the holes didn't match up but a sharp awl or icepick is good for that and it all worked out fine. Not sure it will do much of anything but it makes me feel better!!!

bbpink 09-23-2011 12:17 AM

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fmcgirt, how did the transfer case work go for you? If not done already, keep us up to date if you can.


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