I had a similiar problem but it's was only when in 4x4 turned outthat I streched the chain and it was tubing the tail section inside the tcase, I would get under there and check it out before you have to replace the hole thing and it's not cheap what tcase you have 261np2 manual? Put the truck on ramps: You do not have to do this--you can probably get under the truck without this, but it makes moving around underneath a lot easier, especially if you are a bigger guy, like me. So it isn't totally outrageous. I threw my receipt away and I forget how much it cost, but it was priced similarly to other premium full synthetic fluids. Our '94 Sub was bought used in '98 and paid off in '01, so no payments there for a very long time either. I've changed mine twice now! Ok, being a guy who usually takes really good care of his cars, I have to admit I'm about embarrassed that I've done this, but I wanted to get some input.
By the time that happens. Please help with some info!!!. Jun 14, 2009 You mean between the case halves? I noticed through other sites there was a tech notification sent out in 07 which discusses the 1998-2007 light duty trucks and utilities. Using a foot-pound torque wrench and socket, tighten the drain plug to 13 foot-pounds. Wipe any spilled fluid from the transfer case with your shop rag. Other than driving around in a parking lot and having a buddy run along beside to find the sound, its been hard to pinpoint. Dealer has put several parts on including reprogrammed module in transfer case, replaced differential case and gear kit, brake pedal would go to the floor, dealer replaced left front shock because of leaking fluid onto rotor, clunking noise from forward to reverse was told this was normal, engine cranks but does not start, towed in, dealer replaced body control module.
I'm the original owner of this particular truck it was a 30th birthday present to myself , and I paid it off about a year ago. Open the top bolt first. Mixing the fasteners or using non-approved locking or sealing compounds can lead to fastener damage and failure. I may start doing all my own service, or get it done elsewhere if this is how they are going to do things. I am wondering if this model and year pickup experienced the same leaking oil from mfg problems that the Silverado has had? Maby mine has the same problem. Recall this T case and be forthright. This leaves me with a 2 wheel drive vehicle only.
It's basically a heavy duty grocery getter. Check for Leaks: Ensure the bolts are tight, and wipe up any residual fluid, to ensure there are no leaks. Mechanic says the previous mechanic probably over filled the tranny. What case do I have and what happens if you use the wrong lube? The Autotrac refers to the fact that you can put your truck into an auto mode so when your on a slick surface you would be in 2 wheel untill slippage is detected then the transfer case engages the front wheels throught the clutch packs in the case. This is the third time I've had the truck in on 4wd problems, but the first time that the problems have presented a real danger. Sadly I was not aware of this issue when I purchased the vehicle used 6 months ago - no dealer warranty due to mileage over 80,000, and the vehicle was so solid and leak-free, I opted out of the used vehicle warranty. At 100K plus miles, that's pretty impressive.
The coating used on those bolts has failed, and as a result there has been a galvanic reaction created between the otherwise carbon steel bolts and the magnesium case cover. Dealer now says pin hole in the transfer case. Ford was the last to offer a limited slip in the front axle and dropped that option around 1980 or so. It sounds very much as if the refrigerant in the system has leaked out. I have no idea where the check or fill is on mine as well, but i'll find out.
I do have the limited slip rear diff. I was informed that I too had a hole in the transfer case. Lower the truck to the ground. In summer, I used it a couple times on a slick boat ramp. I took it into the dealer today for an oil change and was informed that I also have a hole in the transfer case. The vehicle was towed to lariche Chevrolet the following morning.
If it's a half ton I think it takes just over 2 quarts. Test run the truck and check the transfer case for leaks. It's at 186K miles and has always been fed Mobil 1. Chevy has not acknowledge the problem. Here we are in 2009 and it's still going strong! I believe that if it's something that occurs as often as it obviously does, then why would they not want to make it right for the owners. Dealer says it can not replace encoder because gm will not allow parts to be installed because it will not fix the problem. Once your experiencing these symptoms, it's too late.
I hope to drive it until the wheels fall off. Bottom of case corroded through, dropping all the fluid in the driveway. Superbee Okay, now I'm confused. We were stranded in the middle of a road that is frequented by semi trailers and vehicles traveling in the 55-60mph range, and were completely unable to get the vehicle to move. I'm hoping to see 200K out of my Silverado. Our '94 Sub goes through a set of front pads about every 20K miles. I'm just lost since they say the lemon law is good for 18000 miles only and I'm stuck with the truck.
The vehicle would not go forward or backward. Automotive transfer cases and transmissions do not share fluid. This resulted in a total loss of control and inability to move the vehicle from oncoming traffic. Some fluids are recommended over others because of the additives used could or do have a chemical reaction with the internal components of the assembly in that they have a corrosive effect on some metals Copper Corrosion used in that assembly. My brother and I bought two identicle vehicles in December 2002 and his is doing the same thing.
It is synthetic and my dealer puts it in all T-cases as a cure for any noise complaints. Per bbb order Chevrolet was to have another opportunity to fix vehicle and Chevrolet rep. Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work. I took the truck to my local dealer, they told me they didn't have time to diagnose the problem right then, but not to worry because the error code would be stored and they could retrieve it after lunch. Prior to opening it … up most opinions were the metal belt was slack, it was not. The two incisors in the upper and lower jaw continuously grow throughout the life of the hamster, and normally receive continuous wear as the upper and lower incisors contact each other when eating and gnawing. Have a drain pan underneath, capable of holding a minimum of 2 quarts of fluid.