transfer case chain - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > TJ Wrangler Technical Forum > transfer case chain

Stainless Steel Door Hinge PinsPoly Door Hinge BushingsDisc Brake Kits from ECGS

Reply
Unread 03-05-2010, 09:17 AM   #1
kappa
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 6
transfer case chain

How do you know when the transfer case chain has stretched? I have a 97 TJ and have recently started hearing a clanking noise from that area. If this is the chain would removing front drive shaft take some load off of it until I can get replaced?

kappa is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-05-2010, 10:19 AM   #2
jose_p_adams
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 358
It is my understanding that the transfer case chain is only under load when 4WD is engaged so removing the front drive shaft won't help.
jose_p_adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-05-2010, 04:15 PM   #3
bojang
Registered User
2005 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: chicago
Posts: 477
While not under load, it is still being turned, so yes, pulling the shaft would help. How much, not very much.
__________________
Chris

Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that I ask for.

Never trust a lumpy fart.
bojang is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-05-2010, 09:24 PM   #4
mudb8
want it rite or rite now?
 
mudb8's Avatar
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Estacada, oregon
Posts: 5,629
It will be fairly straight turned up on it's side in your hand, not looking like a rainbow...


toast... if it looks like this!

__________________
I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


HighLine Hood Jeepers
TJ Adjustable Track bars
DIY highline fenders.... 34-37's under 0"-2.5" lifts
shock length, bumpstop extension, tire size chart click here
DIY shock shifters, more uptravel/better ride




2011 E-350 4x4 Van conversion

2006 Rubicon Unlimited

ASE Certified Master Tech/Fabricator @ jeepwest.com
mudb8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-07-2010, 07:12 AM   #5
jose_p_adams
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: PA
Posts: 358
How does this one look?



Ive gotten some clunking when accelerating in 4WD both Hi and Low. I tore my transfer case apart yesterday to check things out.

I found a small spring that looked similar to those used in the A/C system to hold hoses together except it was broken into a few pieces inside the rear output shaft housing.

I also found some side to side play of the input gear inside the planetary gear setup. I can't find anything in the FSM about play in this setup.

Otherwise everything looks good. Even the plastic pads on the selector forks look brand new.
jose_p_adams is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.