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How much does it cost to replace a shaft output?
Labor costs are estimated between $159 and $200 while parts are priced at $49. This range does not include taxes and fees, and does not factor in your specific vehicle or unique location. Related repairs may also be needed. This range is an average across all vehicles on the road.
How do I know if my output shaft is bad?
Signs of a bad driveshaft/drivetrain
- Vibrations from under the vehicle. A common symptom of a failing driveshaft is an intense shaking coming from underneath the vehicle.
- Difficulty turning.
- Loud clunking noise.
- Car shudders upon acceleration.
- Squeaking noise.
- Clicking or knocking noise.
How long does it take to replace transfer case?
Labor guide says replace front part of transfer case is 5.2 hours, rear part of transfer case 3.0 hours.
How much does it cost to replace the output shaft seal?
The average cost for a transfer case output shaft oil seal replacement is between $419 and $526. Labor costs are estimated between $404 and $511 while parts are priced at $15.
How do you remove an output shaft seal?
Pop out the output shaft seal. If the seal will not come off, you can use a hammer and chisel to cut the seal. This will make the seal collapse on itself, making it easy to remove. Warning: Do not cut the output shaft seal housing.
Can you drive with a leaking transfer case?
If the seals leak, fluid escapes and is no longer able to properly lubricate the interior components of the transfer case. Eventually the parts inside will wear out and overheat. If this happens, the transfer case will be rendered useless and the four-wheel drive operation will not work.
Should you change transfer case fluid?
The transfer case fluid should be changed periodically, normally every 30,000 miles, especially in vehicles that tow or use four-wheel-drive often.
Can I still drive my truck with a bad transfer case?
Should you drive your car with a bad transfer case? Driving your car with a bad transfer case is a bad idea. If you continue to drive with a transfer case that has a serious mechanical problem, you could destroy it beyond the point of repair, and possibly damage your transmission, driveshafts and axles in the process.
What does a bad output shaft sound like?
A worn or dried out bearing may produce howling or whining noises, and in more serious cases, even grinding noises. The sounds may change in volume or pitch according to the speed of the vehicle.
Where is the output shaft on a transfer case?
The output shaft is built inside the transfer case with a drive shaft attached to it. Some drive shafts on four-wheel drive vehicles are made of two pieces with a front slip yoke and some are two pieces with a center slip yoke. The two-piece drive shaft with a center yoke attaches to a bolted on, built-in yoke sleeve into the transfer case.
How do you replace an output shaft seal?
Step 1: Prepare the new output shaft seal. Get a tube of oil resistant silicon and place a fine film of silicon on the shell (outside area) of the new output shaft seal. Step 2: Get a seal installer tool that is made for an output shaft seal. Use a hammer and smack the seal installer to draw in the seal into the output shaft housing.
What causes the output shaft seal to bend?
This puts a lot of stress on the output shaft seal and makes the seal bend. When the seal is hard, bending the seal will allow fluid to escape the transfer case and allow dirt, debris, and water to enter into the transfer case. The most common sign of output shaft seal failure is the drip of gear oil leaking from the seal.
How do you remove a front slip yoke drive shaft?
If you have a front slip yoke drive shaft, remove the bolts to the drive shaft on the rear axle. Use a large flat screwdriver and slightly pry out the drive shaft and universal joint from the yoke on the axle.