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If a person wanted to buy a bulletproof transfer case for their 1994 EB with a 5.8L engine and E40D transmission, for not an insane amount of money what would it be called and where could they get one??

Is it a horriable thing if a little drip of fluid is coming out of the bottom of the transfer case?

And is it ok that I am able to turn by hand the front end drive shaft completely around forward and back causing a clicking sensation?

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I have been surfing this site for a little over 3 years now, I havn't seen much as far as problems with the BW1356. IMHO if you want to Bulletproof something on your 94, put your money into the E4OD. It will give you problems long before the transfer case.:beer
The little drip is probably just a gasket, check fluid level.
The clicking will be your autohubs...if you still have them.
 

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The 1356 is just about as bulletproof as anything else is.
If you wanted to drop some coin on it a Atlas would be better
 
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If you have autohubs, turn the key to On, press 4HI or 4LO, then get under the truck and see if you can rotate the shaft still (going in one direction only. It's normal if you can rotate it back and forth). If you can still rotate the shaft then one or both of your hubs are broke. Otherwise yeah I think it's normal. It does it on mine anyways, but I think it needs to be greased.

I have manual locking hubs so it was easier for me to check mine. I just locked them in then tried rotating the shaft. It would not move once the shaft locked in.
 

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Ranger said:
If you have autohubs, turn the key to On, press 4HI or 4LO, then get under the truck and see if you can rotate the shaft still (going in one direction only. It's normal if you can rotate it back and forth). If you can still rotate the shaft then one or both of your hubs are broke. Otherwise yeah I think it's normal. It does it on mine anyways, but I think it needs to be greased.

I have manual locking hubs so it was easier for me to check mine. I just locked them in then tried rotating the shaft. It would not move once the shaft locked in.
if the transer case is in 4 hi or 4 low, you wont be able to turn the driveshaft. :wacko


ok, try this.

put the truck in 2wd, climb under it, and rotate the front d-shaft. within 4 full rotations, you should have heard a clicking, and the hubs should lock, which will prevent you from turning the driveshaft anymore.
 

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MikE2 said:
The 1356 is just about as bulletproof as anything else is.
If you wanted to drop some coin on it a Atlas would be better
I dont think I've seen anybody on here break a 1356 yet...
 

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yeah, ive never seen it either.

flamudslinger broke the case on his x-case, but i think it was a 205
 

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Not to "high jack" the thread but, what fluid should I run in a 1356 transfer case anyway?
 

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i think andy 351 ran his for a while with a non functioning pump and it still held up
 

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stomp13 said:
Not to "high jack" the thread but, what fluid should I run in a 1356 transfer case anyway?
Mercon/dexron....Same as the tranny.
 
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if the transer case is in 4 hi or 4 low, you wont be able to turn the driveshaft. :wacko


ok, try this.

put the truck in 2wd, climb under it, and rotate the front d-shaft. within 4 full rotations, you should have heard a clicking, and the hubs should lock, which will prevent you from turning the driveshaft anymore.

Well, I was offering one way to see if the hubs were the culprit. My driveshaft rotates freely when I have it in 2wd and hubs unlocked.
 

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Ranger said:
Well, I was offering one way to see if the hubs were the culprit. My driveshaft rotates freely when I have it in 2wd and hubs unlocked.
mine does too,...........

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If you have autohubs, turn the key to On, press 4HI or 4LO, then get under the truck and see if you can rotate the shaft still (going in one direction only. It's normal if you can rotate it back and forth). If you can still rotate the shaft then one or both of your hubs are broke. Otherwise yeah I think it's normal. It does it on mine anyways, but I think it needs to be greased.

I have manual locking hubs so it was easier for me to check mine. I just locked them in then tried rotating the shaft. It would not move once the shaft locked in.

yeah, but if u have the transfercase in 4wd, the t- case is going to keep it from turning, so u cant test the hubs that way.
 

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The BW4407 that came out in the 3/4 & 1-ton trucks in 96+ is supposed to be a stronger case (i have one in my 96 F250 PSD). It has the same shift pattern, so you cant ID it that way. Im told it has the same low range altho no one seems to know for sure. Its BIG. Every one ive seen has a fixed output (flange) on it.

I know a mudder out in PA who grenaded 3 or 4 BW1356s; swapped in a BW4407 and has beat on for quite some time now with no problems.
 

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ToddACimer said:
I dont think I've seen anybody on here break a 1356 yet...
I broke one in a 97 F350 with the PSD. But I was doing stupid stuff in 4 wheel drive.


Only other times have been with built diesels running 50+ pounds of boost
 

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reptillikus said:
The BW4407 that came out in the 3/4 & 1-ton trucks in 96+ is supposed to be a stronger case
The 05-ups (maybe earlier) run NP T-cases again.
 
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