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Old 09-12-2013, 02:21 PM
mr_bean mr_bean is offline
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Not another transfer case actuator thread

So, I'm pretty sure the gear in the actuator is shot, although I haven't taken it apart yet to look at it. If it is indeed bad, I will replace it with one from odometergear. I'm not interested in the free fix since it will only delay the inevitable. I'd rather just install a higher quality part.

Onto my question:
Odometergear has a nice DIY on their website but it's not 100% complete.
Is the actuator easy to get to? How involved is it to remove it? Will transfer case fluid spill everywhere when I pull it off?
I've read that a re-calibration is needed when the actuator is replaced. Will I need to have it re-calibrated after this repair?

Any insight or links to a more complete DIY would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 09-12-2013, 04:13 PM
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How involved is it to remove it? Will transfer case fluid spill everywhere when I pull it off?
I've read that a re-calibration is needed when the actuator is replaced. Will I need to have it re-calibrated after this repair?
I didn't think your car had a transfer case: http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/bwe/ima...1312566613.jpg

Just kidding!

No fluid will come out when actuator removed.

Brian'sMobile has one of the best videos of actually getting to the actuator motor and unbolting it (after the preamble at the beginning).

Alerts you to any difficulties and how to get around them.
Interesting how he points out it's just a re-purposed windshield wiper motor.

Re-calibration is for when the fluid is changed. A new gear wheel shouldn't affect how the actuator monitors the resistance measured when the clutch packs move.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:18 PM
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I didn't think your car had a transfer case: http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/bwe/ima...1312566613.jpg
It's something of a shame really, Rowan Atkinson is one of the highest IQ comedians out there, and as a writer in his early work he was dark and hilarious.

Yet the only thing that made him globally famous was slapstick that is but one step up from fart jokes.

People don't want to hear or watch his brilliance at writing, they just want to see him shut his tie in a desk drawer and knock over a plant.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:49 AM
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It's something of a shame really, Rowan Atkinson is one of the highest IQ comedians out there, and as a writer in his early work he was dark and hilarious.

Yet the only thing that made him globally famous was slapstick that is but one step up from fart jokes.

People don't want to hear or watch his brilliance at writing, they just want to see him shut his tie in a desk drawer and knock over a plant.
Black Adder in all his incarnations is a gem
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:57 AM
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:38 AM
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Thanks for the help.

And for the record, there's a MINI in my garage.
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