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Transfer case leak

My transfer case gasket is leaking. The big gasket in between the front drvie shaft and the rear driver shaft. I have a 03 Chevy silverado four wheel drive. How hard is it goin to be to take that transfer case apart to be able to change the gasket?

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You mean between the case halves? It is just silicon, no gasket. These are good for the pump wearing a hole in the rear housing and leaking oil. The cure for it is a new rear housing and a piece called a case saver that keeps the pump from doing it again. Taking the transfer case apart to fix it is easy, I can tell you how to do it.

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