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post #1 of 6 Old 12-19-2015, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Tranfser case rebuild.

My 2000 xj 4.0 makes a noises, its most identifiable at about 20 miles an hour rolling to a red light for example. It sounds like somethings spinning in a circle as the noise is short and repeats over and over as if something is turning, and the slower i go the longer period in between the noise. Mechanic looked at it and said Transfer Case is making all kinds of noises and i need to take it to a transmission shop. They are not open on the weekend her, so i'm just thinking about options until monday.

I am thinking about rebuilding so because the jeep dealer wanted 1800 for a rebuild (i said give me worst case):
1) is this a decent kit or is there a better one i should consider:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NP-231-231J-...25.m3641.l6368

2)i was not there so only going by what he told me, is there a way for me to test the transfer case myself?

3) how hard is a rebuild? I have heard it's about an hour-ish to remove which means probably 4 hours for me. At that point is putting in the new parts doable for a noice?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-19-2015, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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I did find a used one available from a 96 Cherokee that was totaled. That's all i know at this point, i wonder if this one would be the same?
Where can i find the model number?
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The first thing to do is to get an actual diagnosis from a skilled and experienced drive line technician. A 4x4 shop may be a better choice than a transmission shop, especially one of those big name, charge you big bucks, franchise type shops. BTW the Dealership is the last place in the world you want to have work on your Jeeps. The round red and silver ID tag on the rear of case will tell you what you need to know.

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Looks like i have a 231J. Agreed about the dealer, I only called them to get a baseline and then figured it should be at least half or more off that anywhere else I'll get a second opinion from a real place on Monday. Doing research i found a place called JB Conversions that is supposed to be pretty good at their rebuild kits.

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The first thing to do is to get an actual diagnosis from a skilled and experienced drive line technician. A 4x4 shop may be a better choice than a transmission shop, especially one of those big name, charge you big bucks, franchise type shops. BTW the Dealership is the last place in the world you want to have work on your Jeeps. The round red and silver ID tag on the rear of case will tell you what you need to know.
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just wondering, wouldn't my 4x4 be affected is the transfer case was in bad shape? My 4h and 4L seem to work fine, at least putting them in and testing them a little.
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That would depend on what, if anything, is bad.

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