Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! (
-   Drivetrain Tech (
-   -   Front output shaft seal Tcase (

CitySlick 08-30-2012 07:04 PM

Front output shaft seal Tcase
Anyone know how hard it is to replace the front output shaft seal on the transfer case?

Mines leaking and ford says it will take about 4 hours to replace. Total quote $425.

The seal is only $22 so if it's something I can do myself, I'd like to save the coin.

02RangerFX4 08-30-2012 07:59 PM

You are going to need to remove both driveshafts, ( most likely drain it) then drop the transfer case. And it really depends weather you have a accessible lift. I'm pretty sure the seal can be popped out and a new one be put in but im not 100% sure.

JDO808 08-31-2012 01:53 PM

Re: Front output shaft seal Tcase
Are you talking about the front seal on the BW 1354? It could just be you have a leaking $6.85 t-case to trans gasker. If you are referring to rear flange seal, it would make sense to replace the bearing while you are in there. Either way, I can't see the job taking 4 hours unless you have to press a new bearing and seal into the rear of the t-case.

Dropping the case can be done in an hour or so. If I remember correctly, you have a bodylift (?). This should give you 3 additional inches of room to work with. The t-case is only held on by 5 bolts. The rear driveshaft has four and the front has six that require a 10mm(?) hex key. This shouldn't take you too long w/hand tools. If you have air tools, probably a lot less time. Good luck.

CitySlick 08-31-2012 01:56 PM

No body lift.

I'll probably end up letting ford do it. Working so much overtime I probably won't even have time. Unfortunately.

JDO808 08-31-2012 02:01 PM

Re: Front output shaft seal Tcase
Sorry, got your rig mixed up with a guy's from LV NV. Either way, I don't think it's a four-hour job. Hope it's nothing serious.

CitySlick 08-31-2012 02:06 PM

Yeah I was under there poking around and it didn't look hard at all. So hopefully it's only a 2 hour job for them.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 AM.