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Old 09-03-2015, 10:32 PM   #11
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I assumed the Chevy dealer gets their OEM parts from GM but I could be wrong. What bothers me most about this is the fact auto makers continue to build vehicles, some times for years, with components they know are prone to failure.
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:19 AM   #12
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that alone will do you know good if you have the hole in the case . i ordered the whole kit . it will be great preventive maintenance
Is there any chance you can have the pin hole welded?
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:19 AM   #13
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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.
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fvstringpicker if you have the magnesium case, which is the one with the most issues I would not try to weld the pin hole. Have you ever seen magnesium burn ?
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Old 09-04-2015, 07:53 AM   #15
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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.

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Old 09-04-2015, 08:09 AM   #16
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never heard of it either got 218,000 miles on my 98 and still going strong just starting to show a little rust but it's the old truck and it gets used and abused these days
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:51 AM   #17
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I don't know what year yours is but the newer Chevy trucks I've done ujoint on with the aluminum driveshaft had clip less caps from the factory. To remove them you need to heat up the ears to melt out the nylon that was injected at the factory to retain the ujoint caps. While still warm the old ones will press out easily. The new joint will utilize clips.

That i know been that way on chevys for a couple decades at least . the rear on my truck has clips the front needed to be heated ,did that last night
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Old 09-04-2015, 11:55 AM   #18
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Is there any chance you can have the pin hole welded?
That might fix the leak but not all the wear that took place inside . since it all has to come out and apart it's new rear case and pump plate up grade so it won't happen again . the truck only has 120,000 i expect to use it another couple yrs before i up grade
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Thanks Northstar for the info, although I can say I was a little uptight until I checked mine at daylight this morning. My 2006 Durmax did not have a hole. I got my parts coming to replace mine as well. Although it was a toss & turn night, I still "Thank You" for the heads up. I wish you a ton of luck getting yours back together soon!
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Thanks Northstar for the info, although I can say I was a little uptight until I checked mine at daylight this morning. My 2006 Durmax did not have a hole. I got my parts coming to replace mine as well. Although it was a toss & turn night, I still "Thank You" for the heads up. I wish you a ton of luck getting yours back together soon!
your welcome. it's good to know these things before all hell breaks loose and you get stranded on the road with a 2000 dollar +++ bill . i wish i had known about this , i would have taken care of it yrs ago . but again lucky in the way it happened to me and spreading the word will help save some soul from being stuck on the road . i think spending the money and getting it taken care of is a must do, no since taking chances
Glad i could pass on some info to help . just waiting on parts now . it's was about 3 hrs getting the unit out . so how they call it a 3 hr job is beyond me . new u-joints while i'm at it , a good clean under the truck and painting all rusted parts like drive shafts ,and transmission support plate etc . make it better then when you start
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