I am about to dive into this problem. Any Suggestions? Comment? Tips or tricks for repair? Links to info I need to know? Replace the part recommendations?
How do I test to see if the transfer case was damaged. I don’t wasn’t to take this thing part and put back together twice. More info, I was on the trails and tried something I should not have, heard metal on metal grinding, most likely the drive gears spinning agains a loose cv shaft gears. After the breakage, I only had 2 wheel drive. It drove home fine , no noises no vibrations
You have to start with replacing that CV. It's going to be hard to test anything without that working. Most likely when in 4WD and open diffs, all of the power in the front just goes to that unrestricted broken-cv shaft which isn't actually driving anything. And definitely replace it since it is cheap (assuming you are doing the work yourself). The first time is a bit of a PITA but it gets better with practice.How do I test to see if the transfer case was damaged. I don’t wasn’t to take this thing part and put back together twice. More info, I was on the trails and tried something I should not have, heard metal on metal grinding, most likely the drive gears spinning agains a loose cv shaft gears. After the breakage, I only had 2 wheel drive. It drove home fine , no noises no vibrations
You need to get better advice. Who ever told you to "pop it back in and drive it" is an idiot. That's the best way to do even more damage. CV's don't just pop out like that. Either your diff is busted, or the CV is busted, or both. You will have to replace that seal, I guarantee that's shot.I was told to “just pop it back in” and this was common on lifted Xterra’s. Well I am thinking about new fluid and trying it. Anyone have any thoughts on just popping it back in and driving it?
Yup bounce/wheel spin got me, I am hoping it’s just the axle , really don’t want to get into the diffthat is definitely not common.
like said above, either the cv, axle, diff or some combination of those need to be replaced.
if i had to guess i'd bet too much wheel spin was the culprit.
I’m confused by this post. The CV shafts don’t touch the transfer case directly. Are you saying you found the metal in the transfer case where the driveshaft comes in? Or the differential?Not good, pulled the seal today and cleaned out where the CV shaft connects to the transfer case and found metal. NO metal when I drained the diff. Anyone have ideas on how to proceed. I really don’t want to replace the diff/transfer case. Can I just pop the 2 C clips out pull the bearing and shaft in the transfer case? The pic shows shiny glops of grease in a small magnetic pan. I am confident I captured non metallic stuff to. View attachment 125641 View attachment 125642
What the chances the metal is from CV and not internal? The splines in the TC look ok but I wouldn’t know if they had been shaved down a little by CV spinning as it came out.