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Old 10-28-2010, 09:41 AM
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Question Transfer Case Pin Hole Leak Question

I have a 2003 Z71 Suburban with 150K miles on it....recently I noticed a pin hole leak (slow drip when hot) in my transfer case leaking the blue fluid....not sure if it's porosity or a crack but doesn't appear to be a crack that I can see. It's in a good spot to repair (from below) IF that can be done while still on the vehicle...I'm sure it would be very costly to R&R soooooooooo I'm looking for advice of IF and HOW would be the best way to deal with it. It appears to be a cast alluminum housing. I'm thinking...Drain/lower fluid...clean and either Epoxy, weld, tap and install screw etc...anyone have any experiance with this type of situation/repair? and thanks in advance.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:25 AM
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Default blue?

I was under the impression transfer cases used automatic tranny fluid... which is generally red...

is that inaccurate?

nope: GM has a new Auto Trak II Transfer Case Fluid (GM Part No. 12378508), which has a bluish color to it

could be blue! go gm... way to mess w/the color scheme...
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:49 PM
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Clean it very well w/ brake cleaner and seal it w/ 5 min JB Weld. If the leak is slow enuf, you shouldn't have to drain it.

Next way was as you suggested to drill, tap, and install a screw using a sealer.

Let us know how it works out.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:15 PM
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Use JB weld
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