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post #1 of 26 Old 11-24-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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This ever happen to you?

You're driving down the highway at 75...hear a really load noise, lose power, pull over and find this.



Thats the tcase dangling



Thats a puddle of jeep blood once I got it on the trailer





Those are where the HOUSING of the tcase broke off from the xmission. Notice the bolts are still in place and intact.

Dropped it at jeep this morning. I'm sure they'll just go ahead and fix this up w/o much argument under my lifetime power train warranty.

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WTF??

It took a Crown Victoria to make mine look like that. Wow. Hope they take care of you. That had to have been one hell of a scary event.

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I don't even know if this is worth mentioning but here goes... Did you have some sort of drive-line vibration? I ask because there is another thread around here lately showing another blown up transfer case. He mentioned having a drive-line vibration, that could have caused the explosion. Reading(seeing) this kind of stuff scares me somewhat lol. Good luck with getting it fixed, hope it all works out for you.
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Wow.. Hope they fix it for you.

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DAMN! that sucks brother. Hope it gets fixed.

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Sure hope that they cover it for you. Someone else on here had one that failed not long ago.

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I'm gonna keep my fingers crossed. If they don't cover it looks like I'll be w/o a jeep until march when Atlas starts shipping the 4-speeds again

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I don't even know if this is worth mentioning but here goes... Did you have some sort of drive-line vibration? I ask because there is another thread around here lately showing another blown up transfer case. He mentioned having a drive-line vibration, that could have caused the explosion. Reading(seeing) this kind of stuff scares me somewhat lol. Good luck with getting it fixed, hope it all works out for you.
With D60s under there, I DOUBT he was running stock drivelines. Damn near every single blown up stock transfer case I've seen and hear about has been due to unbalanced driveshafts. He's running 5.38s and was doing 75 MPH. That driveshaft was screaming...

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Confucius say "If you no want break axle, Drive with BIG head not LITTLE head"
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I think you're gonna need to replace that seal.

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With D60s under there, I DOUBT he was running stock drivelines. Damn near every single blown up stock transfer case I've seen and hear about has been due to unbalanced driveshafts. He's running 5.38s and was doing 75 MPH. That driveshaft was screaming...
HA!(Im an idiot) I somehow missed that part about him running 60s. Yeah I bet it was screaming too with that gearing, given his mph.
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He's running 5.38s and was doing 75 MPH. That driveshaft was screaming...
Thats what I'm thinkin. Hope the warranty covers it, thats a really shitty break. But balance/harmoics can do some gnarly stuff.

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When I went to 4.88s, I established a little vibe in my stock drivelines at 70 MPH. I drive 65-69 now, I'm still going to get to my destination...

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Confucius say "If you no want break axle, Drive with BIG head not LITTLE head"
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dealer said no go on the warranty work. I guess there is an atlas in my future.

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and wait.... why aren't they taking care of this for you? that seems pretty sufficient enough not to have any "i'm sorry but no"s

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It's a shame that the "lifetime" power train warranty is so useless.
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Holy livin' SHIT!

How bad were your DL vibes at that speed? We've seen pics of them breaking before, but not like that.
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Holy livin' SHIT!

How bad were your DL vibes at that speed? We've seen pics of them breaking before, but not like that.
Thats the frustrating part. I have never had a vibe since getting the D60's and 5.38's even when driving 80, which is the speed limit in west texas. I haven't actually spoken with the jeep guys face to face. I'm going to go up and get them to detail out the refusal and I'll let you guys know what they say.

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That's gonna take a lot of JB weld to patch up.

Hope the fix is not too painfull.

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It's a shame that the "lifetime" power train warranty is so useless.
its not useless per say.. it is useless when you change out half your drive line though.

Not only that, but its not Jeeps fault it failed.

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Nah... that'll buff right out!!!

Glad you weren't hurt Brother... Good luck on getting it fixed...

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Thats the frustrating part. I have never had a vibe since getting the D60's and 5.38's even when driving 80, which is the speed limit in west texas. I haven't actually spoken with the jeep guys face to face. I'm going to go up and get them to detail out the refusal and I'll let you guys know what they say.
Please do. All of us with modified drivetrains will have an uphill warranty battle on this kind of stuff. There's just so much that's been changed out that can impact a failure like this and none of it is factory original.

Since they first came on the scene 241s have been reputed to be pretty tough boxes, but there's always the chance Chrysler's weight-watching bean counters have had a hand in weakening the case mount. That one just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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its not useless per say.. it is useless when you change out half your drive line though.

Not only that, but its not Jeeps fault it failed.
Sorry for the hijack (still kinda on topic)
He is my issue; yes the op's rig is highly modified but use an example where you have drive train failure of some sort and the only aftermarket part is a locker. Chrysler would still put up a fight on warranty work. At the same time, you can obviosly blame added parts but you can't rule out 100% that it was not a flawed case as well.

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