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Old 10-12-2009, 03:06 PM   #170
johnie ryall
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if you use the X-type transfer box, you need one from a 2002-2003 model year. They have viscous coupling. starting in '04 they went to an open box. the newer ones use dynamic stability control to apply brakes to slipping wheels, and make the others turn. If you have no DSC, you will sit and spin 1 wheel in the snow. the '02-'03 box doesn't need DSC to operate. If a salvage yard removes the box, make sure they dont pull its shaft all the way out durring removal. If they do, the circlip may tear the seal inside. then the trans oil and transferbox oil will mix, and leak out of the vent. the seal is not replaceable. (not through Jaguar parts anyway) The 2 boxes look alike and are interchangable.
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