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subzali
11-19-2007, 11:16 AM
It looks like my t-case leak might be coming from the front output shaft housing. I've resealed both front and rear output shafts and it still leaks like crazy, so yesterday we picked up the front end with a yard crane :D, sprayed it with a pressure washer :D, and I got to looking around underneath it after I drove it for a bit and it seems like that's where it's coming from. I imagine there's supposed to be a gasket there, right now I can't see one.

My question is, do I have to pull the whole t-case and tear it apart to get to this? Or can I leave it on the truck and do it? I'm gonna sniff around some more, but thought I'd throw it out there.

Thanks!

Uncle Ben
11-19-2007, 11:33 AM
It looks like my t-case leak might be coming from the front output shaft housing. I've resealed both front and rear output shafts and it still leaks like crazy, so yesterday we picked up the front end with a yard crane :D, sprayed it with a pressure washer :D, and I got to looking around underneath it after I drove it for a bit and it seems like that's where it's coming from. I imagine there's supposed to be a gasket there, right now I can't see one.

My question is, do I have to pull the whole t-case and tear it apart to get to this? Or can I leave it on the truck and do it? I'm gonna sniff around some more, but thought I'd throw it out there.

Thanks!


You can leave the main case in the truck and pull just the front output housing. If you leave the front 4wd shift mech installed and in 4x4 it "should" hold the splined sleeve in place. Clean the surfaces well and either install a new gasket with a light sealant such as Coppercoat on both sides or use no gasket and FPIG instead. Silly putty should only be used on Jepps cork gaskets! :rolleyes: :hill:

subzali
11-19-2007, 11:39 AM
Sweet, I'm hoping that this might kick my leak, I'm so sick of having to worry about how much oil is in the t-case and having to top it off before I go anywhere! :rant: Of course the top of the t-case could be cracked, which would really not be good... :(. I don't think I can tell that without pulling the case itself out.

Uncle Ben
11-19-2007, 11:41 AM
Sweet, I'm hoping that this might kick my leak, I'm so sick of having to worry about how much oil is in the t-case and having to top it off before I go anywhere! :rant: Of course the top of the t-case could be cracked, which would really not be good... :(. I don't think I can tell that without pulling the case itself out.


Doubtful! Cases crack around the mounting bolt and idlershaft boss and of course around the drain plug.

subzali
11-19-2007, 12:04 PM
What about this thing?

http://www.sor.com/shared/image/330-999b.jpg

From here (http://www.sor.com/sor/cat068.tam?xax=24204&page%2Ectx=cat068%2Etam)

60wag
11-19-2007, 01:05 PM
Since its red, it must help :)

Uncle Ben
11-19-2007, 01:12 PM
What about this thing?

http://www.sor.com/shared/image/330-999b.jpg

From here (http://www.sor.com/sor/cat068.tam?xax=24204&page%2Ectx=cat068%2Etam)

Those do seem to help. I've had one on my 4 case with Marlin gears and an SM-420 for over a decade and it either works or I've just been dang lucky! :thumb:

x2 on the red issue! ;)

corsair23
11-19-2007, 03:11 PM
Had one on my '76 and have one ready to install on my '74, someday...

IIRC Poser on MUD sells them as well. Might save you some $$ on shipping :hill:

Uncle Ben
11-19-2007, 03:12 PM
Had one on my '76 and have one ready to install on my '74, someday...

IIRC Poser on MUD sells them as well. Might save you some $$ on shipping :hill:

Make it yourself and paint it any racing color you want! :cool: