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Unread 09-09-2007, 12:14 AM   #1
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2004 transfer case

i just recently was able to buy a 2004 jeep wrangler x series and just recently found this site. which by the way is awesome.

the other day my friend and i were out trail riding when we hit a rock. i wound up high centering the jeep.
the rock was sitting right on top of my transfer case.
i noticed that the rock also managed to severly dint the plate guarding the transfer case.

ever since then it just doesn't sound right. kind of like it's rubbing up against something. whenever i put it in reverse thats when it sounds and feels the worst.
also, I've had problems when trying to shift the gears here and there mainly with 1st and reverse.
could the reason why it's doing this be because of the dint in the plate? bearing?
I'm a new owner to jeeps and a new driver.
I'm only 17 and this was my first vehicle and i love it to death.

i can post pictures if that would help at all.

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Unread 09-09-2007, 12:43 AM   #2
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pix would help buddy. Glad to have you to the forum and jeeps!
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Unread 09-09-2007, 02:59 AM   #3
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btw, im in the button up.

also, if these pictures aren't enough i can try and take some more tomorrow.
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Rozenboom
i just recently was able to buy a 2004 jeep wrangler x series and just recently found this site. which by the way is awesome.

the other day my friend and i were out trail riding when we hit a rock. i wound up high centering the jeep.
the rock was sitting right on top of my transfer case.
i noticed that the rock also managed to severly dint the plate guarding the transfer case.

ever since then it just doesn't sound right. kind of like it's rubbing up against something. whenever i put it in reverse thats when it sounds and feels the worst.
also, I've had problems when trying to shift the gears here and there mainly with 1st and reverse.
could the reason why it's doing this be because of the dint in the plate? bearing?
I'm a new owner to jeeps and a new driver.
I'm only 17 and this was my first vehicle and i love it to death.

i can post pictures if that would help at all.
You probably broke or bent your transmssion mount (possible a motor mount).
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Unread 09-09-2007, 05:52 AM   #5
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You need to look and see if the dent you mentioned is causing the skid plate to come in contact with the transfer case.
Engine, trans and transfer case sit on rubber mounts. any metal to metal contact between the case and bod or frame will result in what you are describing.
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Unread 09-09-2007, 01:29 PM   #6
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Do you have any pictures of your skid without the rock under it. Just so we can see the Dent. It looks like you hit your tranny with the rock.
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Unread 09-09-2007, 02:36 PM   #7
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unfortunately no i don't
the camera is busted I'll have to go out and get a new one.

most of the contact was on the tansmission.
how should i go about fixing it?
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