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    Quote Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
    If I had to guess where on the transmission that picture was taken, I'd have to guess that's where the transfer case bolts onto the tailshaft extension housing.
    It's the tail end of the case, just before where the tailshaft or intermediate shaft housing connects the transmission to the transfer case. If you look at the picture, the rust brown piece on the left side is the forward flange of the intermediate housing.

    What I think happened is that the forward u-joint on the rear driveshaft came loose and as the driveshaft came off, it torqued the housing enough to do the damage, Driveshaft then hit pavement and broke. I have the rear 2.5' of the driveshaft in the back of the truck. after picking it up off the road. Forward piece was nowhere to be found.

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    I would perhaps get my money back from the guy that built it and look elsewhere.... just my 02.

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    Got the truck back yesterday.

    Still not sure what exactly happened, but whatever caused it snapped the transmission case in half, destroyed the internals of the transfer case and of course the broken driveshaft.

    Mechanic replaced the rear driveshaft with a brand new one, replaced the u-joints on the front driveshaft, got a transfer case and transmission from Brandywine and completely rebuilt both of them to make sure they were in like-now (or better than new) condition. The only things in the drivetrain from the engine to pumkin that are original are the front driveshaft and the intermediate housing that joins the transfer case to the transmission. Everything else from the flywheel back has been rebuilt and/or replaced.

    Oh, and the cost? $0.00.

    After he was done telling me everything he did, I asked what I owed him. He said "Nothing. I stand behind my work. I cannot prove that it was or was not due to something I did or something that was damaged that I did not see in working on it in the past, so it's on me. I stand behind my work and we are good. You and I are good. Have a nice day and if you need anything else, call me. Keys are in the truck."

    He will continue to get my work.

    If any of you are in southern Maryland and need work done, let me know and I will give you his info.

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    WOW-
    YOU SHOULD POST THAT MECHANICS NAME ON THIS FORUM!!
    Anyone can make an error, but most will screw you.He ate $$$$ of dollars worth of parts work!
    Charlie
    1998 suburban-
    1/2 ton

    199500 miles
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    X2, if all businesses were as honest as that & business men had as much character as that guy, we'd all be in a lot better shape.
    1988 Chevy C-3500 2wd (no pic)
    350 c.i. 5.7 L Stock Block, 4 Bolt Mains
    L-31 Vortec Heads, Edelbrock Cam & Intake,
    Holley 650, Flowtech Headers, Magnaflow exh.
    Jet Trans 700R4, B&M Ratchet, 4:10 gears,
    3" susp. lift kit "shadetree"
    No rev limiter, No speed limiter lol


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    That mechanic definately deserves some free advertisement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huntr View Post
    If any of you are in southern Maryland and need work done, let me know and I will give you his info.
    Quote Originally Posted by phoebeisis View Post
    WOW-
    YOU SHOULD POST THAT MECHANICS NAME ON THIS FORUM!!
    Anyone can make an error, but most will screw you.He ate $$$$ of dollars worth of parts work!
    Charlie
    Quote Originally Posted by stephan View Post
    X2, if all businesses were as honest as that & business men had as much character as that guy, we'd all be in a lot better shape.
    Quote Originally Posted by tbplus10 View Post
    That mechanic definately deserves some free advertisement.
    Mechanic's name is Jeremy Metcalf. I won't post his phone or email on the open boards to protect him from spammer trolls. However, like I said, if anybody is in southern Maryland (as in willing/able to take their vehicle to the California/Hollywood area of St. Mary's County, MD, then I will happily email you his information. He does all auto repair work, not just transmissions.

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