hole in transfer case of xj jeep

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  1. ganimead

    ganimead New Member

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    today I found a puddle of gear oil under my car. looks like i have a 1/8 inch hole on the bottom of my transfer case. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    what can i use to patch it ?

    anyone have a positive experience using jb weld or anything of the like for this?
     
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    ganimead New Member

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    pic for reference (not my car but same idea)

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  3. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    Its not going to patch. Get a new (used) case. I was able to pick up a rebuilt one local for $150. Replacing it is cake, 6 nuts.
     
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    or use this time as a good reason to upgrade some components that you have been wanting to, but didn't have a good reason for doing so. :dunno: $150 for a new unit sounds like a decent idea if you do indeed have a hole.
     
  5. affende

    affende Resident 4X4 Elitest Prick

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    replace it .... the hole only causes more stress on an already weak case ... it will KB eventually ... and probably in the way most 231s KB (highway speed in 2 wd, i had one KB so hard it permanently magnetized the drive chain).

    replace it with equal ... or better yet, a better case (NV241OR out of a rubicon :naughty: )
     
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    JB would work temporarily, but affende is right that stress will eventually cause it to crack and you'll have a worse problem. After replacing, get a skidplate to protect it, I can't count the number of times skidplates on my various trucks saved the t-case from a bashing.
     

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