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Old 02-09-2019, 03:25 PM
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2011 GL450 - Transfer case problem

Hello, I have 2011 GL450, 125K Miles. I have this car for three years. I am hearing clunk clunk noise when I do sudden acceleration. Looks like I need to transfer case replacement which will cost around 6k USD. Are there any recalls for transfer case?
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I have a 2003 ML350 doing this too. Likely the chain may be stretched. I wonder if you can DIY this depending on your tool inventory.
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There are now remanufactured units available from multiple sources for $2500 to $3000. I understand there is also now an after-market parts kit if you want to do it yourself.

I put in a remanufactured unit about three years ago. Contrary to MB service guidelines, the oil is not "lifetime".

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If you look I posted a while back on replacing the transfer case.. I got an updated spec one from Libson.. And did it myself not really to hard of a job if you work on cars.

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Hello, I have 2011 GL450, 125K Miles. I have this car for three years. I am hearing clunk clunk noise when I do sudden acceleration. Looks like I need to transfer case replacement which will cost around 6k USD. Are there any recalls for transfer case?
No recalls. Look on youtube for x164 transfer case chain replacement and decide if you're up for that. Always change sprockets when changing the chain. If you're not up for that you might want to consider buying a known good case and having an indy do it for you.

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