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Unread 09-24-2006, 11:41 PM   #1
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Front Differential repair cost

Hi there, We just bought a used 2000 GC and after a couple days found that the front transfer case has a leak at the bearing point where the drive axle from the transmission attaches to it. We bought an aftermarket Service contract, but the way those things are worded, we don't know if it will cover the repair. Has anyone had this sort of problem in the past? If so, how much did it cost to have it repaired? We'd appreciate your thoughts! Thanks!

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Unread 09-25-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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It should be covered. However the sticking point of the contract that you have "prepared for" will probably also mention that regular service intervals are required to maintian the warranty.

If you have done this, you're all set. If not, be ready for them to claim that the issue was from your lack of "upkeep" or some other term that puts blame for part failure (& repair cost) on you.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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He just bought it so what "upkeep" could he have missed?

If a service contract doesn't cover something as simple as that I'd be really worried, also why don't you mention this service contract in your other thread about your engine?
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Unread 12-05-2007, 12:43 PM   #4
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Is it the diff or tcase?

If it's the diff it's pretty easy plus a $10 seal. Lot's of info on here on how to do it. Or get a Haynes manual.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 12:54 PM   #5
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Diff or Transfer case? The transfer case is in the center of the Jeep where both of the axles go out of, I am guessing its the diff. (The circular thing that leads to the wheels on both sides.) If its the differential, you may just be able to drain, clean, and reseal for about $15 by yourself. If its a bearing, a bit more. Either way, talk to them about it and make sure of the fine print. If you cannot get it repaired through them, take some pics.

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Unread 12-05-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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Holy thread revival!

I'm thinking he probably got it fixed by now.
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