My CJ 5 Rear Output shaft housing, on my transfer case, which is lubricated by gear oil slinging into the hole. Failed, due to a previous repair, before I got him.
The feller must have used the entire tube of silicone to install the covers.
It had been lying in the bottom for years. When I removed the transfer case to rebuild the tranny, then re-installed all. It must have broken loose, It plugged the 2 oil holes, into the housing. I not only destroyed the housing and shaft, but at 55 MPH, when it locked down, it torqued big-time and busted the case too!
Needless to say, but I was not happy.
I really STRESS the "EZ with the silicone" to everybody now!
I appreciate you, joining in and throwin' out additional info that I missed, that might very well fix this issue!
You are graciously welcomed to help me anytime!
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Monday, July 4th, 2011 AT 6:01 AM