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Unread 03-19-2011, 02:53 PM   #1
JeepGuy1975
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Shift detent plug leaking. HELP!!!

Ok. I drained the np-231 transfer case after checking to see if I can remove the fill plug. No problems there. but, my shift detent plug is leaking. I want to remove it and replace the 0-ring, but I am afraid I will mess my transfer case up. Do i need to have it in 4h, 4l, etc. What are the steps to doing this. A quick reply is really appreciated since I want to fix this before I fill my transfer case.

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Unread 03-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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When pulling the t-case for rebuild you place it into 4LO. So IMHO, place it in 4LO, pull the plug slowly (to catch any detent balls and springs that may come out, replace the gasket, put the plug back in, should be GTG.
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Unread 03-19-2011, 04:42 PM   #3
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are you talking about the plug that is marked do not remove?
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Unread 03-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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No, It doesn't say that. It is fine to remove I am just afraid that I might screw up my xcase for a $.99 o-ring. Wondering if I should just deal with it as my mechanical skills are very limited and I am learning as i go. The Haynes manual doesn't cover as much as I thought it would. That 0-ring is leaking more than I would like it to be. I figured while I have it drained, might as well replace it. This forum is awesome! Thanks for the quick replys. Keep'em coming guys!!!
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Unread 12-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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What size o-ring did you buy? I'm having the same exact problem. When you tightened the detent plug were you able to get a nice snug fit or did the bolt just get to a point where it kept spinning?
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Unread 12-02-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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There is an o ring for the selector shaft. Looks like its 3/4 ID, and 15/16ths OD. If you are talking about the selector shaft op, that would be the size, can find them at autozone or other parts stores.
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Unread 12-03-2011, 02:37 AM   #7
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Ok thanks! This is the plug i'm talking about with the o ring. I'm going to remove the plug, drain the t-case again and replace the o ring tomorrow in hopes it fixes my leak.

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