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Hi folks

The front output shaft from the transfer box just let loose at 50mph and smashed the transfer box sump in - it's got a huge dent and there's fluid all over the road.

Recovery truck will be here shortly, but it looks like the only damage might be a new sump & drive shaft (which would be amazing considering the noise it made when it hit)

Is there anything I should particularly look for when I get it up on the ramp?

Cheers
John
 

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ouch!! apparently you have not serviced your UJoints on a regular basis. I'd look into rear pair so the same doesn;t happen to your fuel tank. :shock:
 

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The sump will be the gearbox one as the transfer box doesn't have a sump as such, it's just a big alloy casting with fluid in it. When you get the new propshaft, check the alignment. I bought one recently, a Bearmach OEM, and the UJ's were aligned and not offset as they should be. Simple enough to pull it apart and move it a spline or two but a genuine P38 propshaft has one spline bigger that the others so it can only be assembled correctly.
 

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Cheers guys; I've just been picked up and will be able to have a proper look in a mo. ive been expecting something to go for a while now, something started whining not long after I got her and did all the fluids and the UJs. The noise got better but I could never track down the source. I guess now I have!! :)
 

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This is what happened to the sump and the cross member behind it, looks like I've been a lucky boy.

Any idea what the shaft is called to give to eurocarparts? rave just calls it an output shaft
 

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Doubt Eurocarparts will be able to supply one, you'll need an LR supplier, any of the usual suspects. It's the front propshaft, part number FTC4140 for V8 petrol and TD manual or TVB000130 for TD auto. You'll be looking at paying around £80-90.
 

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Thanks Gilbert, we're just down the road from one of their depots so hoping for a quick fix but It's not to be ...

Any chance you could look up the part code for the gearbox sump too? I'm not having a lot of luck figuring it out
 

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If it's GEMS (up to 99) part number is STC4792, but if your car is the later bunch of bananas Thor, it's TED100040. Land Rover direct list them both but not cheap so might be better to search eBay or one of the specialist breakers.
 

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Hi folks

The front output shaft from the transfer box just let loose at 50mph and smashed the transfer box sump in - it's got a huge dent and there's fluid all over the road.

Recovery truck will be here shortly, but it looks like the only damage might be a new sump & drive shaft (which would be amazing considering the noise it made when it hit)

Is there anything I should particularly look for when I get it up on the ramp?

Cheers
John
Had the same thing happen to me last year, guy before me had supposedly replaced the UJ !. Makes one hell of a noise,, look at all the bolts, mine got stuffed gearbox end, which means taking the mounting off gearbox,was really tight, ended up putting socket on torque wrench, rest on floor and crank engine , would be worth getting some new bolts anyway, makes life easier for sure,,
 

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Yeh I know what you mean, the bolts look like they've not been off for years and years... I'm hoping I won't have to go to those lengths to get it off though! :)
 

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I've just had a similar experience with mine and similar looking damage. I got a replacement prop shaft from Paddock FTC4140 £95 plus the bolts £1.95. I got a 2nd hand sump from Charles at cn4x4 via ebay item number 301688166704, he's got more.
Once apart I found I also needed the oil pick up pipe, Charles again (a really helpful guy)
You might need the gear selector switch from the side (I did) and then find the gear selector shaft is bent and causing problems, hence my post on here!
Good luck!
Edit: mine's a '96 4.6 GEMS petrol
 

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Hi Nick

I wish I'd seen your reply earlier because I just found I need a gear selector switch too - everything else went in OK, but failed to notice the bent gear selector shaft and cracked switch until after it was full of ATF :( Oh and funnily enough, I got mine from cn4x4 also!

Is it possible to change the shaft without dropping the gearbox? I know I'll have to get the sump off again to do it, and I've got the switch off OK, just that RAVE only deals with dropping the whole box...

Cheers
John
 
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