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Old 04-24-2011, 10:34 PM
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Default Transfer Case Leaking Gear Oil

Anyone ever experience a signficant leak form the transfer case? I developed a leak at a location between the transfer case and the transmission. It looks like it is coming from what looks to be like a weep hole where the case mounts to the tranny. Gear oil leaks onto the cross member that is just below the transfer box. I am told that there is s seal between the transfer box and the transmission and this seal is most likely the culprit. Anyone had the same problem and repaired it? Please tell me how. An indy tells me it will take 5.5 hours to repair ($726).

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I have never had that problem but one thing that I can tell you is that the seal can cost anywhere from $10 to $20. He is charging you approximately $700 just in labor unless he plans on doing other things like changing the fluids on the transfer case and transmission. I don't know if it actually takes 5.5 hours, but let's say that it does, thats $127 an hour. My local Land Rover dealer charges $125 or $135 an hour and I think that that is a little outrageous. Indy shops almost always charge less than the dealer. An Indy shop, in my opinion, should be charging around $75 an hour. Let's see what others have to say.
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sounds like the output shaft seal. it is actually on the transmission.. So the transfer case needs to come out. it is a bout a 5-6 hour job, the seal itself will only cost about 12 bucks. The rest is labor but that is very high hourly. I would look for a different mechanic. no more than 50-75 an hour for a good indie mechanic. the other thing you can try is WHITE SHEPARD transmission sealant. sold by usa sealants. It works on the seal itself by revitalizing the rubber. It works. I tell ya It got rid of the small leak I had instantly. While it is not a permanant fix it does the trick. I am going to be replacing my transfer case this summer with an '04 for CDL and will replace the seal a that time. Disco mike recomends this stuff as well.
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Man up and fix it yourself.... or shell out the $$$ to have it done.
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and then follow the instructions to replace the seal.
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That repair estimate in fair and pretty normal.
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I second the White Shepard, you can buy it at Advance Auto.
But the trick to it is you must drive for at least 1.5 hours after adding it for it to work.
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Yeah, I actually thought that quote was about normal as well.
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I am a big believer in the White Shepherd also, try it, if it works, great, if not pull the t/case and have a complete reseal done.
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I'll jump in and give White Shpeherd a big thumps up too...

I had a small transfer case leak/seep a few months ago that was remedied by adding a little White Shepherd...everything has remained bone dry since.
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I am a big believer in the White Shepherd also, try it, if it works, great, if not pull the t/case and have a complete reseal done.

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