How to pull transfer case on Quigley w/47g tank
On a recent trip, the van developed the nasty habit of slipping out of gear while descending a steep grade in 4WD-Low. Got the oil changed after returning and had them look at the transfer case. The oil was burned. Had it drained and replaced.
I've since put 3K miles on it including about 40 miles of 4WD-High with no problems. The transfer case will eventually need to be replaced / rebuilt but since it only affects low range, it's not an emergency.
Here's my question -- When looking at it, my mechanic noticed that there are only a few inches between the case and the front of the 47g fuel tank and he's concerned that there isn't enough room to pull the case without moving / removing the fuel tank. Has anyone had any experience with this issue?? I really hate those jobs where it costs as much or more in labor to get to a part than it does to replace or fix it.
2002 E350 7.3 PSD
Quigley 4x4, EB50 floorplan