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Old 11-14-2012, 06:26 AM   #4
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Unhappy Not looking good for Transfer Case

Just so I'm clear the motion I have in this area that I'm concerned with is not a rotational looseness, like a gear backlash. I can take the flange and push it to the side up or down and side to side with no rotation of the shaft. Now maybe its not really 3-4 mm but it seems like a lot when I would expect almost zero play this way.

K - I've never had the TC torn down, I assume that the output flange has a splined shaft where it mates up with the gear inside, if so could the splines be worn out. Any chance you could post some pictures of the internals.

its looking like I'll be replacing the TC soon. Maybe I'll try and rebuild one of them. Anyone have any ideas where to get parts for the inside, I haven't stumbled on a source yet? Or does anyone have a good used TC they could part with for a good deal.
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