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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Jeep
Satisfied Customers: 21591
Experience:  Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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My name is ***** *****. My mechanic tells me that I need a

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My name is ***** *****. My mechanic tells me that I need a new transfer case on a 2000 Jeep TJ. When I look at the price for a new NP231 I am wondering is a Rebuild is a better option
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: HI Dan. I dont know what more to tell you. He told me that the oil in my Transfer case is filthy....after 16 years, I never changed or replaced it. My chain is completely stretched and I need a new Slip Yoke Eliminator
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Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!Whether it's more cost effective to repair or replace a transfer case depends on the extent of the damage, which couldn't be known until the transfer case was completely disassembled. If it was just a chain issue then it would be cheaper to put a chain in it, but the chain isn't going to be damaged without the gears being damaged. Parts availability may be a deciding factor due to the age, some of the internal parts have been discontinued.What actual symptoms are you having?Has it not been removed and disassembled?
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It has been disassembled or at least opened up....that I know. I have read some reports that says that I should have done some maintenance on it from time to time....I have Never done anything to it....wasn't even aware that I had to...Thus the problems 16 years later. Smile
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 8 months ago.
The transfer case maintenance interval is 30,000 miles, the same as the transmission. Do you know what all parts were found to be damaged?