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    Transfer case studs

    Poking around under my Jeep this morning, I discovered that of the six studs holding my transfer case, one was broken, another two had backed out almost completely, and the nut had fallen off one stud that hadnít backed out. That left the transfer case held on by only two studs. So much for my Death Valley trip this weekend. IMG_0875.jpg


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    Stop jumping your Jeep!!! Lol! Dang it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Poking around under my Jeep this morning, I discovered that of the six studs holding my transfer case, one was broken, another two had backed out almost completely, and the nut had fallen off one stud that hadn’t backed out. That left the transfer case held on by only two studs. So much for my Death Valley trip this weekend.
    Damn! At least you caught it and didn't end up with one of these and like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ddays View Post
    Damn! At least you caught it and didn't end up with one of these and like this!

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    Yep. This is the second time in the past few months that Iíve discovered a potentially catastrophic failure in my driveway. A few months ago I discovered a crack in my steering knuckle. IMG_0325.jpgIMG_0327.jpgIs the takeaway that I should get rid of the Jeep before something bad happens, or that I can keep it and rest easy knowing that I have a guardian angel? Juryís still out ...


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    Wow! Good catch. Hope you can get it back together quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.J. View Post
    Stop jumping your Jeep!!! Lol! Dang it.


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    Jump like a Willyís in four wheel drive!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BaddestCross View Post
    Wow! Good catch. Hope you can get it back together quickly.

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    Yeah, kinda happy I caught this in plenty of time to fix before my upcoming Moab trip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Poking around under my Jeep this morning, I discovered that of the six studs holding my transfer case, one was broken, another two had backed out almost completely, and the nut had fallen off one stud that hadnít backed out. That left the transfer case held on by only two studs. So much for my Death Valley trip this weekend.

    Good thing you caught it. What do you think caused it? Any work done recently around there?
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    Transfer case studs

    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Good thing you caught it. What do you think caused it? Any work done recently around there?
    About two years ago I installed a Rubicrawler. Thatís the only work done that involved taking out the transfer case.

    The studs have some factory thread locker on the end that goes into the t case housing. I didnít loosen them, so why they backed out is a mystery.

    The only thing I can think of is that I maybe didnít tighten the nuts sufficiently, which allowed some flexing. Over the past couple of years the flexing worked some of the studs and nuts loose and broke one stud completely. Just speculation.

    Itís tough to tighten the t case nuts because thereís not a lot of room in there. You need to use a stubby wrench for 2-3 of the six. That said, the nuts only need to be tightened to 25-30 ft-lbs. But you canít get a torque wrench on most of them.


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    You are having all the luck.

    Just not sure if the good luck or bad luck is winning.

    Glad you found it in the driveway not in Death Valley.

    I now have one more thing to worry about, but with my rock hard skids it won't be as easy to check.

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