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  • April 9, 2013 at 7:50 pm #573332 Back to Top REPORT
    big-buck-bandit
    big buck bandit

    Age: 23
    Joined: 10/29/2008
    Location: PA
    I haven’t been on here in a while started a new job a couple weeks ago and just haven’t had time to get on here.
    So Saturday I was driving my truck down the interstate when all of the sudden my truck starts smoking and I have no gears. I pulled over and there was red fluid every where which I thought was tranny fluid. My gear shifter was free like I could put it up and down and there was nothing so I figured I dropped the tranny. Well when I started looking the was also motor oil on the ground so now I’m thinking that I blew up my tranny and some how messed up my motor too. I got it towed to a shop well the guy calls me today and says you might want to sit down so now I’m thinking that I ruined the tranny and motor but he tells that their both fine but I managed to blow apart my transfer case sheared both front and rear drive shafts and destroyed my front differential. he told me that he’s never seen this happen before and told me it was actually impressive that this happened. just figured I’d share this with you guys
    April 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm #573341 Back to Top REPORT
    rsutton
    rsutton

    Joined: 11/27/2008
    How in the world did you do that?

    And what kind of truck was it!?

    April 10, 2013 at 7:03 pm #573433 Back to Top REPORT
    big-buck-bandit
    big buck bandit

    Age: 23
    Joined: 10/29/2008
    Location: PA
    I don’t know how it happened. I was just driving down the road and it blew apart. It’s a GMC 2500
    April 10, 2013 at 7:49 pm #573445 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

    Joined: 2/5/2005
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    What year and how many miles??????

    Dare I ask how much to fix {#emotions_dlg.mathews_worried}

    How are you living your Dash?
    April 11, 2013 at 9:59 am #573503 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
    Joined: 7/21/2004

    What year and how many miles?????? 

    Dare I ask how much to fix {#emotions_dlg.mathews_worried}

    Sounds expensive. May b time for a new truck??

    April 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm #573531 Back to Top REPORT
    sticks
    sticks

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    What year and how many miles?????? 

    Dare I ask how much to fix {#emotions_dlg.mathews_worried}

    Psalm 118:24-25 (KJV) This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    Sounds expensive. May b time for a new truck??

    OK so where did that KJV verse from Psalms come from??? It’s not my signature and I don’t use the KJV{#emotions_dlg.eusa_think}

    How are you living your Dash?
    April 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm #573565 Back to Top REPORT
    big-buck-bandit
    big buck bandit

    Age: 23
    Joined: 10/29/2008
    Location: PA
    it’s a 2004 it has about 125,00 miles  I found all the parts I need for seven hundred from a junk yard. I really did think about junking it but I only have four more payments on it till it’s paid off so I’m just going to  fix  instead of getting stuck with years worth of payments again.
    April 12, 2013 at 10:10 am #573632 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    while he is there, have him change the seal between the transfer case and tranny.

    my seal failed and all the tranny fluid ran into the transfer case.  this essentially drains the tranny and it will fail.  you dont get the warning signs of red tranny fluid dripped on the driveway.  i blew up my chevy tranny and it cost me $3400 for a new one.  like you i avoid truck payments like the plague.  i paid to get it fixed.  the mechanic said ALL chevy 4×4’s are prone to this.   only way to find it early is to pull the fill plug on the case and see if fluid floods out..(plus always checking tranny fluid level)

    now i have a tacoma..hope all’s well.

    April 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm #573742 Back to Top REPORT
    wrenchturner
    wrenchturner

    Age: 44
    Joined: 5/10/2012
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I’ve seen quite a few Chevrolets with similar problems. If the truck is in decent shape, fix it for sure. The last Chev I owned had 323,000 on it when it went to the bone yard. Ran good, shifted good, just no body panels left. Good thing they salt the roads in the winter {#emotions_dlg.mathews_brick_wall} Also, it IS a good idea to check T-case fluid at every oil change. Low is bad, overfull is just as bad or worse. I’ve made a habit to check ALL fluids at every oil change. Just because you don’t see a leak, doesn’t mean it’s not leaking.(coolant, T-case, P/S etc.) When the case is out, change the seal for sure. Cheap Insurance.
    April 13, 2013 at 4:21 pm #573847 Back to Top REPORT

    SoloXT

    Joined: 7/22/2008
    Location: Indiana
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    Merchant Auto makes the support bracket for a reason:

    http://www.merchant-automotive.com/transmissionrearhousingsupport.aspx

    April 15, 2013 at 8:26 am #574080 Back to Top REPORT

    damond

    Joined: 10/14/2007
    Location: Kentucky
    i have seen the gm transfer cases do this especially at the top,there is a weak weld from gm there that always lets loose and causes this.
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