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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Searching for certified Jeep mechanic I have one Question to ask

all I need to know if the whole transfer case has to be slip apart in order to pull out the drive shaft? I have to replace the seal but my mechanic said it looks like the transfer case has to be opened up..

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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:54 PM   #2
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The t-case doesn't have to be opened to pull the drive shafts but it might have to be in order to change an output shaft seal.

I'm really not sure, I wouldn't think you'd have to crack open the case just to swap a seal but Chrysler has made a few design flaws IMO.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #3
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This is what is leaking I believe its the output

The seal needs to be replaced
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^^^ Yeah I figured you were talking about an ouput shaft seal. That pic is your front output shaft leaking, no?

Like I said, the drive shaft itself (front or rear) can be removed without doing anything to the transfer case.

But that seal swap is something else entirely - so it could very well require pulling the t-case, opening it up, and replacing the seal.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #5
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The rear TC output shaft seal you can do in the vehicle , the front you can't.


from the service manual :
SEAL-FRONT OUTPUT SHAFT
REMOVAL
The front output shaft seal cannot be serviced in the vehicle. The transfer case must be disassembled to remove
the front output shaft and seal

SEAL-REAR OUTPUT SHAFT
REMOVAL
1. Remove the rear propeller shaft. (Refer to 3 - DIFFERENTIAL
& DRIVELINE/PROPELLER SHAFT/
PROPELLER SHAFT - REMOVAL)
2. Using Holder C-3281 (1), remove the rear companion
flange (2) nut.
21 - 1060 TRANSFER CASE - NV245 - SERVICE INFORMATION WK
3. Remove the rear output shaft flange (1) from the
output shaft (2). If necessary, use a suitable 2 or 3
jaw puller to remove the output shaft flange.
4. Remove the rear output shaft seal with a suitable
pry tool or a screw mounted in a slide hammer.

PROPELLER SHAFT-FRONT
REMOVAL
1. With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
2. Mark a line across the axle pinion flange (1), propeller
shaft (2), flange yoke (3) and transfer case
for installation reference.
3. Support the transmission and the transmission
crossmember.
4. Remove propeller shaft (1) from transfer case
flange (2).
5. Remove propeller shaft (1) from axle pinion flange

PROPELLER SHAFT-REAR
REMOVAL
NOTE: The propeller shaft slip joint boot can be
replaced. Place reference marks on both sections
of the shaft to ensure proper assemble.
1. With vehicle in neutral, position vehicle on hoist.
2. Mark the propeller shaft (1) pinion flange (2), transmission/
transfer case flanges and for installation
reference.
3. Remove propeller shaft (1) from axle pinion flange
(2).
4. Remove propeller shaft (1) from vehicle transfer
case flange (2) or transmission flange (3).
5. Remove propeller shaft from vehicle
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