Last post on Sep 13, 2008 at 5:51 PM
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#3 of 16 Re: Transfer case fell out from under while driving! [erickpl]
Jul 01, 2008 (10:50 am)
The Jeep is a 2003 Wrangler X. I have not modified anything on the Jeep, but a couple of years ago I had the dealership fix a problem with my 4 wheel drive. I believe that it was a linkage problem. I also had to have the transmission replaced when it was 6 months old and replace a head gasket a couple of years ago. This repairs were all covered under the warranty, however, the warranty ran out 4000 miles ago (70,000). Thanks for the reply.
#4 of 16 Re: Transfer case fell out from under while driving! [amandalee]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:56 pm)
I'd take it to the dealer and show them the maintenance records of the work they did and see what they can do. Be polite and professional, and see if they'll work with you.
4k is not much of a difference and perhaps they'll split the cost with you. Either way, sounds like you have just cause for a legitimate warranty claim that was never really handled.
#5 of 16 Re: Transfer case fell out from under while driving! [erickpl]
Jul 01, 2008 (4:41 pm)
That is what I was thinking of doing, thanks. One more question-would this type of dysfunction keep the car from starting? (it won't even turn over). Or could there be something else wrong in excess of the transfer case?
#6 of 16 Re: Transfer case fell out from under while driving! [amandalee]
Jul 02, 2008 (4:22 am)
Likely they are separate issues unless you are throwing codes from the transmission that would keep it from doing so. If it won't even turn over, have you checked to see if you even get interior lights, head lights or radio functions? Bad battery perhaps? Bad cables? Bad starter? Lots of things that could be the culprit at this point.
#7 of 16 Could cracked Jeep Wrangler transfer case be towing company's fault?
Sep 13, 2008 (5:51 pm)
#8 of 16 Could cracked transfer case be towing company's fault?
Mar 10, 2008 (8:32 am)
About a month ago, my husband was in an accident in my in-laws 1992 Wrangler with manual transmission. When the vehicle was towed from the scene, it was on two wheels. During the drive, my husband says the wheels locked up, and the towing company had to call for a flat-bed to come get the Jeep.
After the towing company assessed the damage and costs (they are also FIXING the Jeep), they got ready to repair. They then discovered that the transfer case needs replacement, due to a "crack". This will cost us over a grand more.
I've been reading up online, and have found that most Jeeps should not be towed on any wheels unless the transfer case is put into neutral, which can be tricky. I haven't, however, been able to find whether this can damage the transfer case on a Jeep with a manual transmission.
Could the towing of the Jeep have caused the crack? And if the transfer case was not properly put into neutral, could that have caused the wheels to lock-up?
#9 of 16 Re: Could cracked transfer case be towing company's fault? [lolo83]
Mar 10, 2008 (12:04 pm)
If the Jeep was in neutral position, it should not really be a problem to tow. The problem could be if the Jeep was in 4wd when it was jacked and towed. The lifted end wouldn't spin (depending on how lifted) while the rolling wheels would.
Are you sure it wasn't cracked as a result of the accident? If the accident impacted the axles, the driveshaft could have relayed the force into the t-case.
#10 of 16 Re: Could cracked transfer case be towing company's fault? [lolo83]
Mar 10, 2008 (4:01 pm)
Depending on the year most wranglers that have been hit and any hard contact to the drivers side front wheel colapse the front drive shaft and break the transfer case, this was the case in many wranglers that I fixed. If it ia a yj wrangler 87-95 it should have also bent the leaf spring on that side and maybe the shock if it's a tj 97-04 it should have bent control arms on that side. But not to say it couldn't pop into 4wd when being towed that could also do the damage but it is kinda unlikely.