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How much grinding can a T-case take?????

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Jpocket, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Jpocket

    Jpocket Senior Member
    Messages: 302

    How much grinding can a transfer case take...I just bought a truck off of a buddy of mine, and he never figured out how to go from 4LO back to 2Hi without grinding the Sh*t out of the Transfer case. It works fine most of the time, but Im just a little worried about any irreversible damgae that is done.
  2. PowerWagon

    PowerWagon Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    My power wagon has the same T case...
    if it's stuck in 4LOW, be sure your truck is on flat ground (no hills) sometime rolling it a little slow 1/2 mph may get it out, or.. put truck in N then try the T case. (when doing that shut engine off)

    it's that way on old trucks. I had my for 30 years.
  3. Frozen001

    Frozen001 Senior Member
    from Rome NY
    Messages: 908

    When ever I get out of 4-LO I always come to a complete stop put truck in neutral then shift. works like 90% of the time. Sometimes I have to roll the truck a bit to get the gears to line up. Basically I pop the truck in drive and back to neutral, and it will go.
  4. Jerre Heyer

    Jerre Heyer Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Well it will take grinding just up the the point that it breaks. As a wise old farmer told me once tighten it up to a 1/4 turn before it breaks and you'll be fine. Problem was when to stop...........


    On the brighter side change the fluid and shift it the right way and you should be ok.
  5. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 6,078

    was having that problem on my 06. Went to the dealer and they told me that you have to go very quick because of something, i forget. Never had a problem since, just ram it into which ever gear and it never grinds
  6. bobingardner

    bobingardner Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    My owner's manual said the same thing. Stop the truck, shift to neutral, put your foot on the break, and shift into or out of 4lo with a quick motion.