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Transfercase balancer

Do we need it on these 1354's? I changed the fluid in the truck and upon tightening down those 4 bolts the head on one snaped. . i'm a little annoyed but none the less if its not truely needed then im yanking it off. Just thought i'd ask to double check.

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I ran without it for probably a good 6months without any effects...no ill effects...no nothing. rock it!

OR....rock it with 3 bolts.
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or just drill it out and go get another one from lowes
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What does it even do in the first place i don't have one on my truck
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Supposedly it dampins drivetrain vibration. Expo's have 'em on their rear axle too...
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yeah i took it off my rear axle too made it a little easier to carry out of the junk yard lol
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i have a friend that use to work for borg-warner. i just shot him an email asking him. when i get his response ill post it up
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I took mine off a long time ago and have been running without it for a long time. No ill effects yet.
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its right in the the way when you go to change the fluid, and steel bolts in a alloy case seem prone to corrosion alot worse than a cast iron case.
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If the bolt snapped, I would strongly suggest using and easy out and taking it out, they are not torqued in there too bad. I'm sure ford put it on there for a reason... I would strive to fix it. I mean it seems like an important piece since it weights so much... Vibrations in the drivetrain never are good... just use 3 bolts for now, and when you get the money or borrow a easy out device for the bolt do it and replace the bolt.
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my 1350 doesn't have one either
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BREAKING NEWS!!!



2008 Ford Ranger XLT Grabber Orange spotted in Seattle, WA.....DOES NOT have dampner thingy. lol.....see.....



I vote if Ford doesn't put it on there, it dont need to be there.
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agree shane
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oddly enough my bolts werent rusted, glad to hear its pointless. . .its comming off in the next half hr.
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