. I was a member here a long time ago
but have not been on a car forum in maybe 10 years? I
had a 94zj I got in 2000 but sold it 2007ish when I
got my wj. I also had modified turbo talons and
eclipses and was getting away from speed when I saw a
4.7ho and drove it I had to buy it. Even when I wanted
Ive changed just about everything on a car/truck
except for internal stuff like engines, gears and
transfer cases so I have been around a little.
My 04 has only 68k since I drive other vehicles, its
mostly for winter. Coming back from a trip 30 miles
highway speed I took a shortcut on a road with a 15
mph speed limit. All of a sudden, it "sounded" like my
tires were rubbing the fenders with a slight metallic
sound and the jeep bogged down some. I said I'm not
stopping and it got quiet after about a mile.
Pulled in garage and changed the Tcase with more oem
special type fluid and rear diff fluid was also
changed. The tcase had a few small metal parts but the
rear diff fluid did have alot of fine metal. 247
Quadra trac2 btw.
I should have drove it on test run but my wife offered
since she was moving it anyway while I switched cars.
She called and said it "popped" twice and jerked and
brought it back. I took it out twice after that
letting it cool down in between. The diffs and tcase
were warm but not hot and it didn't make any sounds in
about an hour of driving slow to 60mph. I took it 25
miles round trip to work and it didn't make any noise
the next day, maybe a slight vibration but it could be
I'm not the really that lucky that a fluid change
fixed everything...or am I? The fluids were first
changed when I got the jeep in 2007 with 43k miles.
Did the tcase fluid maybe break down? I saw some
people say that happens. I really cant afford a new
rebuilt tcase at the moment but am willing once I
prepare emotionally and money wise. I checked front
diff fluid too, good level and color. I had the front
diff of my old jeep burn up on a 100mile trip and this
was not nearly as evil of a sound.
What part of the tcase could be making that sound if
thats what it really is?
Any opinions on life left on it etc from someone of
experience would be appreciated. Thanks!