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1977 F250 Transfer case HOT!

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Kaptain_Kurt, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. Kaptain_Kurt

    Kaptain_Kurt Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 53

    Taking my new (old!) plow rig out last night to see how she runs and one thing that concerned me was how hot the transfer case is getting. Had it in 2WD and man the bottom of the stick shift was almost too hot to touch. That can't be good. I'm thinking it's got to be old or more likely low fluid. Any guesses?
    thanks,

    Kaptain_Kurt
     
  2. crashz

    crashz Senior Member
    Messages: 256

    Maybe its just too close to the exhaust. If it was heating up like that due to gears alone, it would seize up pretty quiclkly. First indication would be that its impossible to shift. Then would come the noise.
     
  3. Kaptain_Kurt

    Kaptain_Kurt Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 53

    Hmmm, good idea. Truth is, the exhaust pipes only go back about 3' from the manifolds and end right about at the transfer case, although off to the side of it. That certainly could be it. A new exhaust is first on the list, so we'll see if that takes care of it.

    Thanks,

    ~kurt
     
  4. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    Change that T-case fluid too for a safe measure.
     
  5. Kaptain_Kurt

    Kaptain_Kurt Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 53

    Duh, I didn't notice that the hubs were unlocked and the stick was in 4low. Got the hubs locked and the Tcase back in high and it seems to be fine.
     
  6. Big Nate's Plowing

    Big Nate's Plowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,266

    not to sound like an ass but ho can you not notice when you are in 4x4low? in my 78 bronco (400 C6 205) it would SCREAM in low range
     
  7. streetsurfin'

    streetsurfin' Senior Member
    Messages: 770

    You still want to add that exhaust, even though you solved the t-case heat problem. You'll get a headache in no time from the fumes while going back and forth. Not so noticable going down the road.