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09 H3T Alpha Parts

6FiRE9

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British Columbia, Canada
So had a bit of a catastrophe with my 09 Alpha adventure H3T. While parking in my driveway, something literally went sideways and now the truck is screwed.
Basically there was a failure in the front diff that caused the t-case to crack.

I'm in BC Canada and found a t-case through rock auto US, which will be quite expensive once I get it over the border, plus won't be getting the $2k core fee back.
The diff bearings/seals can be done but front locker is cracked and spider gears have a ton of play and having a hard time finding parts.

This is over my mechanical abilities and mechanic said with parts etc it'll be in the $10,000CAD range to get it rolling again and that will be with no front locker and no warranty on the parts.

The truck is still in good shape with 180,000km on it, so trying to decide if I should drop the money, or cut my losses and see what I can get selling it as a whole parts truck.

Just posting this hoping to get some feedback on options, or maybe see if there is parts truck interest out there.
 

alrock

El Diablo
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Scottsdale
Ouch. Even in the US that would be pricey, like US $2000 for the transfer case and depending on what's needed for the diff, Us $1000-$2000, all before labor. But overall, probably about half of that quote you received.

That truck is definitely worth some money, at least in the US. Probably worth more as a whole/broken unit (at least in the US) than as a parts vehicle since you have the perfect desirable combo of Alpha, Adventure and H3T.

What about junkyards? Can you get a base transfer case up there? If so, you could get it running in 2wd (remove from differential and axles, bring it to the US for repair.
 

rascole

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Bellflower, CA
Agree, I get that repair shops need to make a living but you can replace most of those parts yourself with basic tools. The T case is fairly simple to replace, the front diff can be rebuilt by most shops if the housing is still good. You're not in as bad of a spot as you think.
 

6FiRE9

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Location
British Columbia, Canada
That's not a terrible idea with the base t-case as a temp fix, however so far I haven't found a used base t-case but honestly haven't looked much yet, need to look into that more but not the best option if I can't find used as it's still over $3000CAD online for a new/refurbished 4493. For the alpha adventure with the 4494 t-case for me to get it landed from rockauto it'll be just over $5800CAD, part of the issue is the CAD dollar is a killer right now! I was told I won't get a core fee back because my t-case housing is broken. As for the diff, they can fix the bearings etc but said they couldn't source the e-locker or spider gears(which have significant play). Although I see on rock auto 19179926 which looks like the right gears I believe. The locker I don't know enough about but don't think rockauto has one listed.

Need to do more homework, but it's my daily driver so this has been a bit painful so far. Thanks a lot for the help guys!
 

650Hawk

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SoCal
Wow, that all sucks. You've got a rare H3, being an Alpha T along with the Adventure pkg. Fairly low mileage, too; I'd do what ever it took to rebuild and get back on the road, although I understand that sometimes that just isn't possible based on personal circumstances. Maybe park it and buy a beater for your daily commute until you can source everything needed? Good luck!
 

Alpha X

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The Motor City
Fortunately all of those parts are shared with an H3. Finding the parts new is probably very difficult. I think you need to start hitting up eBay, Car-Part.com, and another other salvage or used part website to find what you need. There's probably an H3 in a salvage yard in your area of the globe just waiting to to be parted out to someone who needs it's transfer case and front diff. Yes, you'd probably want have it rebuilt but that's easier.

 
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