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Leaking Transfer Case

I recently went in for an oil change and was told that my transfer case was leaking. OK, I'm following so far. they told me that they had to fill it up because it was a little low. Got it. I call around to see how much it would cost to fix, and I'm asked what the t-case was leaking. At this point I'm totally lost. Fluid? Oil? F-if-I-know, I wasn't told, they assumed I knew, and I thought I knew too. The only thing I've been seeing under my car lately has been small oil spots. So, I present this question to you: how much does it cost to fix (and I know car problems are never really this cut and dry, and I'm sure there are loads of things that could have caused this mechanical issue, but I'm only asking for a general pricing so I can estimate if I can eat this month or not), and what type of fluid it contains for future ref. (Which I'm assuming is some form of OIL) Thank you.

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Most Gear boxes with transfer cases have an oil seal between the main gear box and the transfer case so that the oil from the box is not passed through to the transfer case causing it to over fill. If there only a few spots under the car you have time to find exactly where the leak is. May be only an output shaft seal. Check the level of the gear box and transfer case your self It will be level with the filler plug. The oil used is either sae80-90 or oep 80-90. Check manufactures specs on this. If it turns out to be the seal between the two boxes then it will require the unit removal for seal replacement.

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SOURCE: 1990 chevy transfer case leaking

IF THIS IS A DAILY DRIVER I DONT RECOMMEND IT ,REPLACE THE SEALS, FOR A OFFROAD MUDTRUCK OR HUNTING , I HAVE DONE IT

Posted on May 19, 2009

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First of all yes it will damage the transfer case with no oil in it or even low oil. if it is just a seal then it is easy to replace, but if it means splitting the transfer case this is not a job for the diy, unless you have experience with transmissions or transfer cases. It should not be too expensive to have the work done by a profesional. Which also give you a warranty.

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SOURCE: my 1990 chevy is making a clicking noise around the transfer case

Is it louder when it is Cold?

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SOURCE: 4x4 transfer case oil change for 2007 Chevy Tahoe

Go buy the chevrolet shop manual for the truck. Its worth every penny in the long run and will save you thousands by not going to the dealer for everything, because they consult the shop manual. make sure your tranny doesnt share fluid with your transfer case, you could over fill or underfill it easily.

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: what type/brand of transfer case fluid is recommended & quantity

Auto tek fluid, it's blue, you get at your dealer only. If you don't spill a drop you will only need 2 qrts. if you spill just a little then it won't be full and you'll end up needing 2.03 qrts.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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