transfer case on 2000 Ford Expedition

i was told that my transfer case is bad it makes a loud clunk when starting to drive on awd mode when i switch to 4 low its way louder whats better...rebuild or get used one from salvage yard

by in Ontario, CA on May 13, 2011
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1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by , May 13, 2011
Neither, really. Obtaining a new one is the best move. If you cannot do that, I would go used; I'm not familiar with many folks who have successfully rebuilt one of these transfer cases in shop, usually based on the level of damage found to the internal components.
COMMENT by , May 18, 2011
thanks it hard to replace tranfer case..and is 500 typ price for used one?i have a 2000 expedition all 4 wheel drive with 4xh /4xL
COMMENT by , May 18, 2011
It's not difficult if you have the right equipment and access. You don't want to be lifting this out without support from a transmission or component jack. $500 isn't too bad. A new one is probably $1300. Just change the oil first on the replacement unit. And make sure you have at least a little bit of a guarantee just in case you install it and it's bad out of the wrapper...
COMMENT by , May 19, 2011
thanks dave..i noticed a hose like a vacuum not sure what it is its at the front of t case ..and its not hooked up
COMMENT by , May 20, 2011
Could be for the hubs? Not entirely sure...