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208 t-case ?? no engage in 2 wheel dr

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bablazer73, Aug 18, 2002.

  1. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking at an 85 blazer with a 208 t-case. the owner says the t-case is bad. it "slips" out of gear when driving. if he puts in 4 wheel dr. it doesn't happen. only 2 wheel. I haven't had one of these open in a long time and can't remember what the guts look like. does anybody have a breakdown pic or an idea what wrong? I want to figure out cost of repair/ replacement before purchase.
     
  2. RedDwarf

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    probably just need to adjust the linkage (it's adjustable) but don't tell him that
     
  3. bablazer73

    bablazer73 1/2 ton status

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    I can see that!! I forgot that my 84 did that when the body started to sag!!
     
  4. BowtieBlazer

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    Henry:
    Been awhile man! Let me shed some insight on this subject. As often as people like to believe its linkage its usually not. I think NP208's are fairly prone to failure as they age over say...100,000 miles. Not always the case but more often than not as I have seen and reconfirmed by the problems with them on this board. My t-case had the same symptoms when I bought my truck here is what I found.

    The range selector fork was worn to a slither of metal rather than a nice fork with a fat bushing on the end. I went ahead and replaced all the seals with a rebuild kit from a local autoparts store. Ran me around $120 (No leaks to this day. Rebuilt over a year ago)....seen them as cheap as $88 from someone on this site in TX but I forget who. The range selector fork was $52 a dealer only iten. They can print you a complete breakdown view of the t-case...VERY helpful when reassembling.

    I am no pro at this but I believe you could have a good as new t-case for around $150. I'd rebuild mine again in a heartbeat. Easy to rebuild and fairly simple innerds. Expect to spend about a day or two on it depending on the avalibility of the part you find chewed when you part the halves of the t-case. Good Luck.

    P.S. starting another blazer parking lot?
     
  5. bablazer73

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    thats more along the lines of what i was thinkin. This truck is most likely just be used as a plow truck. As i am back in the great north east, and snow sucks, this will just be a work truck. I am looking for another for the wife. 89-91 loaded for her. yes, i miss having 10 blazers in the driveway!!
     
  6. 87project

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    just got my 87 jimmy out of the shop today to get the forks replaced in the transfer case(had the exact same problem)
     

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