Originally Posted by No more shoveling
Sorry F5moab but these transfer cases were a GM design not a New Venture gear design. We had to build to GM specs. There were many issues we were concerned with on GM cases but their engineers wanted it their way. Now all their cases are manufactured and assembled in Mexico. The only smart company ( Chrysler ) would not move there transfer case business to Mexico. They moved it to Borg Warner. Fords heavy duty transfer cases were also moved to Mexico but I believe once the contract with Magna Corp. ended Ford pulled out of Mexico leaving only GM.
Read what I wrote. All I did was question the fact someone said it was a money maker for GM. I did not question who designed it, or where it was made.
If NVG made the case, and replacement cases were supplied by NVG which I assume there were, then GM only made a parts retainment fee as the unit passed through GM parts. Dealers made money if they did the replacement. But many replacement cases were probably purchased (not sure) from places other than GM, and replacements were done by non-OEM mechanics.
Still not sure why Mexico was even noted. Especially since in my case, the two silverados I have owned, both made in MX, have had better quality than any of my past GM vehicles; other than my 2003 Vette, that were made in the states.
Have a nice day....