1999 Mercury Mountaineer (Transfer Case Leak)

Asked by May 10, 2011 at 11:15 AM about the 1999 Mercury Mountaineer 4 Dr STD AWD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought my Mountaineer about 1 week ago. This is the cleanest truck I have
found. It looks and feels like its a 2010 or even brand new. I am super happy with
the truck. It has every single option, super clean, garaged its entire 12 years.
Inside and out and under the truck is perfect. Then I went in for a full synthetic oil
change at oil can henry's and they told me the transfer case had a leak. I was like
OMG you cannot be series, they let me go downstairs into the bay and look for
myself and sure enough its was slightly spewing fluid to the side of the gasket.
There was no dripping just fluid along the gasket and to the side, could be coming
from a shaft or something I couldn't really tell. They said the fluid level was slightly  
low. I am baffled by this and wondering if anyone else has had this happen. I
cannot believe my luck. I guess my real question is how much would the repair be?
Is there a DIY option. Every fluid in the truck is super clean. HELP

Any ideas guys?

1 Answer

Here is another picture that may help a little bit. The other picture might have been too clean.

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