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Old Yesterday, 08:28 AM
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Transfer actuator motor gear replacement

Just a note to report on a successful replacement of the transfer gear (part # 55 3509 010). The replacement gear from Pelican Parts (pelianparts.com) cost $118.50 and my local mechanic changed it in 20 minutes, charging $40.00. The dealer estimate was $2,300+/- But then again they would replace the entire transfer case. I wonder how many X-3 are driving around needing a simple fix?
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Old Yesterday, 09:38 AM
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I watched a video that said that some of the replacement gears have teeth that aren't shaped 100% accurately which cases them to have to much friction on the worm gear.

I wonder if the pelican gear is different than the cheaper gears available elsewhere.

But that musing aside: congrats!!! That's awesome!!!
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Old Yesterday, 10:59 AM
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I watched a video that said that some of the replacement gears have teeth that aren't shaped 100% accurately which cases them to have to much friction on the worm gear.

I wonder if the pelican gear is different than the cheaper gears available elsewhere.

But that musing aside: congrats!!! That's awesome!!!
I've been through this whole gear replacement thing on a separate thread, http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/arc.../t-846517.html.

If I remember correctly the cheap gear I bought from Amazon for about $12 and put in wasn't even stripped when my actuator motor started failing again. So I would say the cheap ones are well worth the cost.
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But that might lead one to believe that the cheaper gear was binding on the worm gear causing excessive stress on the motor. Or if not binding then simply causing too much friction with the same result.

Just speculation in preparation for eventual replacement.
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Old Yesterday, 01:39 PM
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But that might lead one to believe that the cheaper gear was binding on the worm gear causing excessive stress on the motor. Or if not binding then simply causing too much friction with the same result.

Just speculation in preparation for eventual replacement.
If I had to do it over again I would order the replacement land rover actuator others have bought from ebay and then just swap the original resistor currently on your actuator so then you do not have to do any re-coding for transfer case.
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Old Today, 06:26 AM
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Pelican gear

The gear from Pelican is a very high quality molding containing carbon fiber reinforcing. I think it will last at least another hundred thousand miles.
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