Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

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Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by coder » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:36 pm

While I was driving down the freeway this morning the engine revved up it went into a free spinning state like neutral and I couldn't shift into any gear. I had to coast to the side of the road and call a tow truck.

I can shift through the gears in both the transmission and transfer case but but nothing happens.

I'm thinking it's a transfer case problem, there was no warning signs everything was smooth and quiet, thoughts?
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Re: Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by Mule » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:04 pm

Got jacks/lift? It'd be pretty easy to diagnose the t-case if you can get teh wheels off the ground.
What's the transmission fluid look like?

No codes? Wonder if it's a trans solenoid.

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Re: Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by coder » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:04 pm

Just got the diagnosis the transfer case is fine the transmission pump failed time to get the transmission rebuilt. I have my truck in a reputable shop nearby it should be done late next week.
Vehicle: 2007 Power Wagon Quad Cab - Factory Options (Inferno Red, Premium Cloth Bench Seat, Light Group, Automatic Transmission, Leather Steering Wheel)
Suspension: Carli 3" Hemi Coils, Carli Control Arms, Carli King 2.5 Pin-Tops, Carli Stainless Steering Stabilizer, Carli Trackbar | Synergy 1" Rear Shackle
Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
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Steering/Drivetrain/Axles: Carli Front Diff Guard | Dynatrac Ball Joints | Mopar HD Steering Gear
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Re: Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by cb1987 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:27 am

i was going to say i dont see how it would be the tcase as its all mechanically driven im sure. transmission pump makes perfect sense. about 25yr ago i had the same thing happen to my chevy turbo400.

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Re: Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by coder » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Go the truck back on Saturday. Once they got it apart they found that the seal around the pump was leaking, it had been that way for 2-3 years because it made a very slight whining sound, it finally came out and lost all pressure.

At 185k miles with nothing ever done to it since 2007 when I bought the truck, except for fluid and filter changes, I can't complain.

The transmission is fully rebuilt now I have been driving it for a few days while it goes through the computer relearning process. I've had 3-4 rough downshifts, this is normally I was told to expect it, everything is running smooth and quiet now it shifts great, I'm back on the road again!
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Performance: Magnaflow Muffler | Magnaflow Y-Pipe
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Steering/Drivetrain/Axles: Carli Front Diff Guard | Dynatrac Ball Joints | Mopar HD Steering Gear
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Re: Lost all gears while driving, transfer case?

Post by RustyPW » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:20 pm

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