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Transfer Case Explosion... Dodge Ram 2500

Dodge 2500 September 2015

Transfer case… How many pieces do you need?

This week we had a Dodge Ram 2500 that came in with no gears at all, for diagnostic and repair. The truck had used 4 wheel drive to get unstuck from out on some muddy roads and when the customer disengaged the lever, the 4 wheel drive indicator light stayed on. We believe this customer didn’t understand the full scope and meaning of what the warning light meant. He ignored the light and drove the truck going highway speeds for over 2 weeks, causing the truck to lose all gears. As the tow truck brought the truck in and the tech put it on the lift he could plainly see the transfer case no longer existed. It was in pieces! Branden called in the troops to take pictures and use the truck as an example of “What not to do” and “why indicator lights are important”. We were able to get the below pictures and want to share with our blog readers here in “Marysville, WA” and beyond.

” As you can see in the pictures, the transfer case “blew" after the customer heard a “whirring” noise and then a “pop”. With the truck in the shop we also got to help this customer catch up on some regular maintenance. With our 29th inspection Branden suggested and performed a water pump replacement, thermostat replacement, front diff replacement, Emissions service, Oil Change and a power steering flush. This all got this Dodge up to par and ready to get back on the road!

Bud’s recommends always getting your indicator lights checked out as soon as possible. These aren’t just “dummy lights”, they really mean something! Click HERE to make an appointment!