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transfer case
« on: November 12, 2010, 08:53:37 am »
my xj seem to not wanna stay in 4 wheel drive and when it dose it just grinds the whole time i just drained all the fluid out and put more in and it still dose it some people have told me the linkage could be bent but how do check if it is and what else could it be?

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Re: transfer case
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2010, 05:30:10 pm »
Gotta get under there and pull it out...internals need help
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Re: transfer case
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010, 07:34:49 am »
Might sound like a dumb question but: are all your tires the same size?  I've seen trucks bang out of 4 whell for that simple reason.  If they are I'd say either linkageor, slipping chain in the case.
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Re: transfer case
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2010, 09:27:04 am »
A suspension and/or body lift can cause it to pop out and/or not fully engage
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Re: transfer case
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010, 01:00:02 pm »
yes tires are all 31x10.5x15

is it possable for me to rebuild it or should i just look for a new one

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Re: transfer case
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2010, 05:51:39 pm »
xj 231's are cheap enough, you can get one at eich's for like $75. id just get a new/used one.
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Re: transfer case
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 11:37:35 pm »
I would second the not re-build it if you can get one cheap.  I'm in the process of overhauling a 241 TC and it is not the most straightforward job, but it is saving me be big bucks in that case.  $200-$300 would definitely be worth not tearing into one.
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Re: transfer case
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2010, 10:15:27 am »
thank to everyone for your help i am just going to look for a new one