Hairline crack in transfer case

Tiny
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  • 2003 HONDA CIVIC
  • 1.7L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 154,000 MILES
I have a hairline crack in my transfer case, that is leaking a good amount of fluid. Will putting jb weld on the area stop the leak?
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:38 PM

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Tiny
ROY B
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Good evening.

JB Weld may work temporarily but due to expansion and contraction, it will fall off.

My question is why did it crack? It may have run low in oil and overheated the case.

The proper repair would be to replace the transfer case with a good used unit to be sure it lasts.

Can you post a picture of the crack?

Roy
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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I was turning the bolt the wrong way and it cracked. I do not right now but I will tomorrow.
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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Here is the photo of the crack:
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Friday, October 19th, 2018 AT 11:25 PM
Tiny
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How far does the crack go? Difficult to see in the picture.

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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 4:35 AM
Tiny
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Eh, about an inch.
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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 5:28 AM
Tiny
ROY B
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Try the JB weld. It should hold for about an inch crack.

You may need to replace it over time from it cracking off but it will save you the expense of replacing the trans-axle assembly.

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Saturday, October 20th, 2018 AT 5:31 AM

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