Backend Seized Up. Is It Transfer Case Or Transmission?
Ok Here is how it all started. It started with Reverse going out and
occasionally it would work, Then it went to not being able to use 2
Wheel drive... And then on the way home one day, the back end just
seized up and now my truck is parked. It starts up fine, but you can't
go any where. If you have anyway to help me out Please Let me know. I
don't know that much about vehicles. Thank you
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Transfer case is bad. My first guess. If the transmission were bad it wouldn't move at any position. Is there any noise? You have 4 possibilities, Front and rear differentials, transfer case, and the transmission.
it sounds like the transfer case is in neutral good test start truck place trans in reverse slowly try to place back in park if it makes any noise then the output shaft of transmission is turning then problem is in transfer case move that lever back & forth several times this might get it working again
Been there done that, I have same problem ,its the transmission, Why if it was the transfer case,look at the design it couple the drive shaft ,there a gear and chain attatched by a gear drives the front drive differential,You have a transmission failure
unfortunately what it sounds like is the transfer case like you suspect. inside are bearings and gears and a chain what happens is the chain will stretch and cause this problem it will actually jump the teeth on the gears, you will need to have the chain replaced in the transfer case. sorry to have to tell you this but i hope it helps.
My 1988 Explorer would not go in reverse either after the trans was just rebuilt about a year before. Turned out it was the transfer case. Unfortunately it cost as much as getting the trans rebuilt. I thought the transfer case was just for the 4 wheel drive but it has something to do with the reverse as well believe it or not. Hope that helps.
Yes it can, just place your Transfer Case in Neutral position.
Shifting into NEUTRAL To shift the transfer case to NEUTRAL do the following:
Make sure the vehicle is parked so that it will not roll. Set the parking brake. Start the vehicle or turn the ignition to RUN. Connect the vehicle to the towing vehicle. Put the transmission in NEUTRAL (N). Shift the transfer case to 2HI. Simultaneously press and hold the 2HI and 4LO buttons for 10 seconds. The red NEUTRAL light will come on when the transfer case shift to NEUTRAL is complete. Shift the transmission to REVERSE (R) for one second, then shift the transmission to DRIVE (D) for one second, or FIRST (1) for vehicles equipped with a manual transmission. Turn the ignition to LOCK. Place the transmission shift lever in PARK (P), or FIRST (1) for vehicles with a manual transmission. Release the parking brake prior to towing. Shifting Out of NEUTRAL To shift out of NEUTRAL:
Set the parking brake and apply the regular brake pedal. Shift the transmission to NEUTRAL (N) and turn the ignition to RUN with the engine off. Press the button for the desired transfer case shift position (2HI, 4HI, AUTO 4WD or 4LO). After the transfer case has shifted out of NEUTRAL the red light will go out. Release the parking brake. You may start the engine and shift the transmission to the desired position. Excessively shifting the transfer case into or out of the different modes may cause the transfer case to enter the shift protection mode. This will protect the transfer case from possible damage and will only allow the transfer case to respond to one shift per 10 seconds. The transfer case may stay in this mode for up to three minutes. NEUTRAL: Shift the vehicle's transfer case to NEUTRAL only when towing your vehicle. Good luck and hope this answers your question.
ok.. Start with unhooking the battery, removing both drivelines, exhaust, and crossmember while supporting transmission with a jack. Remove all wiring connectors and hoses from transfer case. Remove starter, and torque converter bolts thru the starter hole..
remove the six transfer case to adapter bolts and slide off the transfer case. Disconnect all electrical connectors, hoses, and unbolt transmission cooler lines. Support the transmission with a jack, and remove all of the bellhousing bolts. You should be able to wiggle the transmission, and get it to back off of the engine and then should be able to lower it. Reverse procedure to install, and make sure the new one has fluid in it before you start it up.