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1999 Suburban K2500- Transfer Case Shot

I had the Pitman and Idler Arms replaced two weeks ago. I also had the front brakes replaced and two new tires and alignment done. I went out of town for X-mas and on my drive home started to hear a noise that got louder and louder. I took it back to the shop that did the work and they say the Transfer Case is shot.

I had the seal replaced at this same shop less than a year ago and have noticed any leakage since. When I asked them this the answer was that the seal "blew out", it lost fluids and is shot.

1.) Could something have happened when they did front end work?

2.)I've had the car 3 yrs, never used the 4 wheel drive

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Very unlikley,these trans cases use auto trans fluid and are prone to leak easily

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