Can't seem to get a straight answer for this, from dealer or forums. I have a 99 WJ LTD. 4.7 w/quadradrive 73k. Bout 2 months ago dealer said I needed front and rear seals because of small leak. (not sure which seals) Anyway I had them replaced for $400.
The next day after picking Jeep up I noticed a grinding noise when turning left and right in tight spots like driveway and parking spots etc. It got worse the more it was driven. Took it back to the dealer and they said transfer case needs replaced. Quoted me $2400 to replace. Thought this was kind of a coincidence that it happed the next day. (BTW while being serviced here Jeep was broken into and now overhead display is cracked and climate control doesnt work on passenger side. Dealer didnt care. Said my insurance would cover it. Yes with a $250 deductible.)
Anyway, I took it to Cottman transmission for a second opinion and they too confirmed I need new transfer case. Price was $1700 for rebuilt. I found one on web at Transfer Case Express for $750 and had Cottman put it in. When work was complete they called and said it was done but it still grinds on turns.
But said too bad not his problem.
I did make sure the special fluid for the 247 case was used by Cottman. Well before this happened I was ready to sell this money pit. Now $1500 later I still have a problem and can't sell. Sorry for the long post but I needed to vent. Any suggestions would be appreciated.