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95 LWB RRC project

Picked up this gem a few months back. I was so enamored I really didn't look it over too much- just plopped down my cash and went away happy. Well, after a while I started looking into why the 4x4 wasn't working and to my dismay I found no front driveshaft. Does already have a coil conversion.

The front diff pinion flange turns freely while the vehicle is on the ground and the front output flange on the tcase turns when the vehicle is moving. It's RWD at the moment. I've read and heard that this indicates a bad tcase, but I've also heard the opposite. In any case, there is something pretty wrong and I'm looking for advice on diagnosing it. Tcase is stuck in 4H.

Here's the plan:

Fix 4x4
Tune up
Patch radiator
Fix exhaust leak
Fix several small electrical gremlins
Slight lift
235/85/r16s on Disco steelies
Roof rack/bumpers/lights
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There are numerous possibilities, but my first quests is that the viscous coupling (VC) in the transfer case (TC) is locked up. The VC can be replaced as an individual component in the TC, so you may not need to replace the entire TC. I suspect the locked VC caused a failure in one of the front CVs or the center pin in the differential. The only way to know what's happening in the front axle will be to open it up and see what's going on inside it.

Replacement VCs can be pricy if bought new, so you may want to look for used depending on your budget. I've heard that the VC for the RRC and the P38 are interchangeable, but you'll need to do the research to confirm if you wang to go that route.

Also I think D1 axle parts are interchangeable, but again you should confirm before purchasing.
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Nice Rangie!

A few quick searches on here should fill in the gaps of knowledge as to possible causes and repair options. As long as it's not rusty, they are worth fixing.

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Nice looking RRC. Lots of info. here on typical issues and how to solve them. If you can't / don't want to fix the Viscous unit, you could try putting an LT230 tcase from a D1 in there instead. I am looking for one for my classic at the moment.

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Email Paul Grant he can supply you with a LT230 swap kit for your RRC at a good price. His email addy is in my signature

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Thanks so much for the responses guys. Yes, the RRC is nearly completely rust free. I do plan an LT230 swap. I've done a lot of research and searching on the forums, but I thought I'd ask if anyone had any other advice. Replacing the VC with an LT230 and going through the front axle assembly will be my first orders of business, perhaps after getting the radiator patched. Thanks guys! I'll keep updating.
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