Silverbake Posted April 14, 2009 Share Posted April 14, 2009 The transfer box on my '97 Disco has been stiff ever since I bought it last year, but it has always worked with a bit of brute force. Recently though, its been really difficult to get into high range, and impossible to select diff lock. I checked the transfer box oil level over the weekend, but it was fine (though see ***below). I don't think the box has been used much, so it's unlikely to be wear. Could it just be stiff from lack of use, or possibly gunged-up somewhere in the linkages with a healthy dose of nature's very own concrete (the thick, oozy Shropshire clay which I spend hours hosing off every weekend)? Could the solution be something nice and easy and accessible from inside, like a good splash of oil under the rubber gaiter in the cab? ***Going back to the oil level, the Haynes compendium of modern fairy-tales tells me to park on level ground before checking the level. Great, but after I've got the front-end on axle stands to allow my toned six-pack to fit under the car, it's no longer level. Is this slight front-to-back tilt enough to seriously affect the reading? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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