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stevo137
07-25-2006, 03:04 PM
It looks like I am in need of a new transfer case in the Jeep all time 4 wheel drive. The truck is definitely worth fixing and I have been quoted 1,450 for a Jasper.
They are telling me $1,200 just for the case. 75,000 mile nationwide warranty, bench tested.
Any input will be appreciated.
Thanks,
stevo

bcampbe7
07-25-2006, 03:12 PM
Workin' 4 Toys will be your best source for this.

I have never used Jasper but the little I have heard about them has been good.

stevo137
07-25-2006, 03:17 PM
Yes, definitely going with the Jasper and checked their website for the 5.2 engine TC it shows $1,204.
My son will be driving soon and I want to keep this truck since it runs great and still looks great.

bcampbe7
07-25-2006, 03:20 PM
Yes, definitely going with the Jasper and checked their website for the 5.2 engine TC it shows $1,204.
My son will be driving soon and I want to keep this truck since it runs great and still looks great.

Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Are you giong to install it?
Just curious, but what makes you think it is going out?

stevo137
07-25-2006, 03:29 PM
Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

Are you giong to install it?
Just curious, but what makes you think it is going out?
Hard turn right or left is difficult and it also thumps and makes noise while turning.
Local shop want's $1,432 installed including tax, free rental and oil change.
I thought it was pretty fair and they have always done good work for us.
Also, I checked the Jasper site and confirmed the price and another shop quoted me $1,400 not including the extras.

bcampbe7
07-25-2006, 03:41 PM
$1432 out-the-door sounds great, but what do I know, a transfer case for my Rover would run a few thousand alone!:eek3:

stevo137
07-25-2006, 03:44 PM
$1432 out-the-door sounds great, but what do I know, a transfer case for my Rover would run a few thousand alone!:eek3:
I'm going with it, it will be done Thursday. So you never sold the Rover?
Glad to hear you kept it.

bcampbe7
07-25-2006, 03:46 PM
Nope, still have it and probably will keep it till it dies.:)

east tx skier
07-25-2006, 03:54 PM
Steve, I had this page bookmarked from some time ago. Maybe it will help.

http://www.drivetrain.com/transfercaseappjeep.html

Workin' 4 Toys
07-25-2006, 06:51 PM
Steve, 40 minutes from your first post until you were sold on something you might not need?:eek:
Sounds like maybe a front diff. to me......??? How about a joint let go?
Quick test to see if its the case, pull the front shaft. I think yours is a flange style on the front output.
Again, what makes you think the tcase went? How many miles are on it?
NP247 or NP249?

6ballsisall
07-25-2006, 11:59 PM
Have them check the Viscous coupler. It went south on my uncles 95' Jeep GC w/ V8. Same symptoms yours is having.....

fletch_n_me
07-26-2006, 12:31 AM
Hey all, I am a bit confused...what model Jeep are we talking here? I am a 3 Jeep owner but have been wrapped up in my CJs lately. Daily car is an 03 Grand Cherokee Limited (4.7L) and I have actually had some TC leaks so I have has had the seals replaced. Sight unseen it sounds like a good deal and you seem to trust the folks. No-brainer from that aspect. Let me know...

John B
07-26-2006, 08:20 AM
My 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing the same thing. I was told it is the Viscous coupler. The place I took it to wants to re-build my transfer case.They said it would be $1500 for the re-build.

stevo137
07-26-2006, 08:23 AM
Thanks for your input guys. Toys, I have had two opinions and the two shops sometimes work together. The other shop is a tranny place that also works on race cars. I will definitely ask them about the differential though.
Jeff, I will also mention the coupler.
Fletch n me, it's a 1993 with the 5.2 litre engine with about 85k miles. It still runs and looks great and has been a great vehicle so it's worth fixing.
Thanks again.

stevo137
07-26-2006, 08:24 AM
My 94 Jeep Grand Cherokee is doing the same thing. I was told it is the Viscous coupler. The place I took it to wants to re-build my transfer case.They said it would be $1500 for the re-build.
Is that coupler part of the transfer case.

Hoff1
07-26-2006, 08:32 AM
In my '97 Grand Cherokee, I burned up the Select Trac x-case. Park didn't even work anymore, complete failure. Rebuilt it for $900, burned up 1.5 years later after 35000 miles, rebuilt it again for $700 or so. Had continual problems over the next 6 months which is why I traded in on a '01 Grand Cherokee.

Don't know how much investigating you've done, but if you have the Quadra-Drive x-case (247, I think), it requires the special Mopar fluid, no other fluid will work correctly and it will cause it to bind on sharp turns. Everything else will uses just Transmission fluid.

If you have limited slip front axle, the limited slip additive (too little or too much) can cause similar issues. If you haven't already, I'd change/check the fluid in the x-case and/or the front diff before I shell out any big bucks. As others have said, it could be viscous coupler, x-case or differential. Good luck.

John B
07-26-2006, 08:38 AM
Is that coupler part of the transfer case.
It is in the transfer case
http://www.4wd.com/4wdforums/showthread.php?p=76719#post76719

stevo137
07-26-2006, 08:44 AM
Thanks again guys and JohnB for the link. I'll be asking the shop more questions today for sure.

John B
07-26-2006, 08:59 AM
Google Viscous coupler and you will get allot more Info.

John B
07-26-2006, 09:02 AM
here a good one
http://www.drivetrain.com/transfercaseappjeep.html

BuoyChaser
07-26-2006, 09:11 AM
It looks like I am in need of a new transfer case in the Jeep all time 4 wheel drive.i have a 1996 ZJ Grand Cherokee Laredo Part Time 4WD 4.0L L6 190hp - 4 speed Automatic with just shy of 200k miles on the original transfer case and transmission...unfortunately the engine wasn't right fromt he start when my dad bought it (wrong spark plug gap) but at around 100k miles the thermostat stuck and siezed the engine...had to rebuild the head which lasted another 40k miles then through in a used 78kmile engine from the junkyard and she's running great...

anyways, how do you know that you need a new "Transfer Case"???i know that my Torque Converter is starting to go, but just going to keep driving it until she doesn't go anymore then throw in another transmission...great having a buddy whose dad owns a junkyard...

i do know that in four-wheel drive, the steering is very herky-jerky getting the wheels to move at low speeds, not sure what causes that...

Workin' 4 Toys
07-26-2006, 03:40 PM
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i do know that in four-wheel drive, the steering is very herky-jerky getting the wheels to move at low speeds, not sure what causes that...
Usually locker/posi related if it bad. But normal binding sometimes comes from the axle joints, which directly relates to the binding feel.
My previous Jeep had detroit lockers front:D and rear:D , now THAT had a BUMPIN' & JUMPIN' feeling around corners. But I liked it......:D

Workin' 4 Toys
07-26-2006, 03:49 PM
Steve, if you want/need another opinion,
I could meet you over in Alsip and look it over in one my buddy's garages and see whats going on.
Let me know.

stevo137
07-26-2006, 07:22 PM
Toys, I really appreciate the offer but I had to pull the trigger on this one. It was starting to become a real problem.
I should have posted this sooner.
Thanks again for all of the input and I'll let you know how it works out.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-27-2006, 08:47 AM
Toys, I really appreciate the offer but I had to pull the trigger on this one. It was starting to become a real problem.
I should have posted this sooner.
Thanks again for all of the input and I'll let you know how it works out.
Make sure you know what they are doing first, and what its going to cost.
And if you end up getting the new or rebuilt T-case. Have them give you the old one and sell it... Just a thought if they won't rebuild it for you.

stevo137
07-27-2006, 09:01 AM
They are replacing with a Jasper. It costs about $350 more than rebuilding but has 75,000 mile nationwide warranty and saves some time. They just drop out the old and replace it.
Good point about the old one, I'll ask about it.

Workin' 4 Toys
07-27-2006, 09:08 AM
They are replacing with a Jasper. It costs about $350 more than rebuilding but has 75,000 mile nationwide warranty and saves some time. They just drop out the old and replace it.
Good point about the old one, I'll ask about it.
I sold 2 transfers cases on the web, both needed to be shipped. Of course they were not damaged, but people will buy that stuff.
That is of course if the shop doing the work doesn't already have the same intentions, as most people wouldn't want to bother with it, the shop probably assumes you won't want it.
They are heavy, but I think it cost the buyer like $75.00 to ship them across the country.

BuoyChaser
07-28-2006, 01:53 PM
here's a deal that might work for you...

http://www.stevesjeepparts.com/forum.tpl?screen=message&message=15&cart=32995313-97D7-4F24-A0B9-366841923FD4

Posted by: jim
Subject: 258 engine
Date: 07/20/2006 07:29:52 AM

1989 inline 6 with transmission transfer case and radiator for $300.00 this engine has a new starter,oil pan,rear main seal,fuel pump, water pump and the Chevy HEI distributor conversion. Radiator may have 1500 miles,tail of transmission has new bushing and seal.
If interested e-mail or call 603-641-4873

stevo137
07-28-2006, 05:29 PM
Jeep is fixed and runs great. I saw the new Jasper xcase as they were putting it in and the old one in the case ready to send to Jasper. I could not take it because there is a $500 core fee.
$1,436.00 installed, oil change, and rental car included. I think that I got a good deal also considering the case has a 75,000 mile nationwide warranty.
Thanks for all of your input and perhaps the thread may help another Jeep owner.
It has been a great truck and did a great job of pulling the boat (when I had one) :rolleyes:

Workin' 4 Toys
07-29-2006, 12:07 AM
Darn core charges.......:mad: