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post #1 of 13 Old 06-28-2013, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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Help with transfer case leak

Hi all,
I have a leak in my transfer case. It is leaking from a tiny hole almost right above the transmission mount. It has been leaking for some time and it was only just recently that I took the skid plate off to get a better look.

In the picture you can see fluid beading up and the hole it is coming from directly above it.



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post #2 of 13 Old 06-28-2013, 04:58 PM
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So that would mean that your transission is leaking and running down onto your t-case?


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post #3 of 13 Old 06-28-2013, 06:09 PM
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Yup rear trans seal it looks like, not too big a deal to fix. With the skid off your half way there...Jon
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Ok. Is the little hole where the fluid is coming from supposed to be there? What is its purpose?

Any more info about the rear trans seal?
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I was wondering that as well. Maybe it is a failsafe so you will notice it before your trans fluid gets too low and it overheats?


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Ok. Is the little hole where the fluid is coming from supposed to be there?
Yes.
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What is its purpose?
To let you know it's leaking.
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Any more info about the rear trans seal?
Do you have an OEM FSM?...
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Yay im smart...


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It also lets the adapter between the transmission and the transfer case remain at ambient pressure...
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That makes sense. I dont think my AA adapter has one, maybe it would be a good idea to drill a small hole.


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That makes sense. I dont think my AA adapter has one, maybe it would be a good idea to drill a small hole.
What AA adapter are you referring to?...
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4l60e to np231. I need to take a closer look but im almost positive there is no "weep" hole.


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Though I remember during WhyJs engine swap thread he noticed trans fluid leaking through the adapter due to a seal on the trans side that he didnt install. So I would probably notice it without a hole.


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post #13 of 13 Old 06-29-2013, 06:08 AM
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Morning, yes your tranny output shaft seal is leaking, very common.

Drop front and rear shafts.

I don't drain tranny fluid, just have a pan rady.

There are 6 nuts on the transfer case 9/16's, the top 2 are tricky. They are a breeze if you pull the center console and the shifter, if its an automatic. Either way, no big deal, the top 2 are just a hassle.

Put a rolling jack under the TC, makes it allot easier.

Disconnect the TC linkage, screwdriver and pop it off.

Disconnect a few electrical connections on top of the TC case.

Pull the TC out.

Pull the tranny seal.

While its apart, replace the TC seal as well. Seals are less than $10 each.

Takes about 4 hours the first time. It's not hard just takes some time.

There are plenty of really good posts on the process.

Good luck.
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