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Transfer case fluid?

How do I know if Im low on fluid in my transfer case?

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Under the truck at the rear of the transfer case there is a plug, pull it out, you should be able to touch the fluid with your little finger, that will be a level that is just below the fill hole

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Where do i find my transfer case and what fluid does it use

1. Be sure to run your car (in 4WD) for about 5-10 minutes or so to warm the oil up and be sure to park on a level ground.First we need to gather our materials. This is what I used for my oil change:Initial expenses
  • Oil Catcher - $10 at Pep Boys
  • Fluid Pump - $5 at Pep Boys
  • 24mm wrench or ratchet (assumed ownership)
  • 12mm? and 14mm? sockets to remove skidplate
Transfer Case Change Expenses
  • 3 Qt 75W90 Gear Oil - $21
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tcase1-nggid03733-ngg0dyn-320x240x100-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010.jpg 2. Locate the Transfer Case.
Remove the Fill Hole plug first, then place your oil catcher in position, and remove the drain hole plug.
While the oil drains, clean off the drain plug.
3. When finished draining, replace the drain plug, and proceed to pump the fluid into the fill hole.
I filled until the fluid overran, but you can check the fluid by sticking a pinky into the hold and checking the level.
Replace the fill hole plug, and done.

Oct 10, 2014 | 2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport

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2006 tahoe is stuck in 4x4 low

This can be caused by worn out fluid in the transfer case, this cause the clutch to stick in the transfer case. The Transfer case fluid (ATF) should be replaced with clean fluid every 30,000 miles or so, if you haven't done that drain the fluid and replace it with clean Dexron Type VI ATF

Jan 27, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I was driving at 60 mph with cruse on and the trans popped out of gear i stopped and no forward or reverse i pulled the transfer case lever and now it is stuck in low range the linkage seams to be working...

You have to get into the transfer case because the problem lies there so if you do not know how to do this that you should take it to a mechanic that can do this. If the transfer case was seriously low that one of the linkages broke inside there.

Jun 11, 2011 | 2006 Dodge Ram 1500

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4wd not working!!!

has the fluid ever been changed in the case? it should be done at least ever 60,000 miles 30,000 is better, if not the case can stick, try changing the fluid 1st.

Oct 23, 2009 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

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Loud Noise,Transfer Case? CV Joint? PLEASE HELP!!!

you think small words (short) finds and fixes complex machines
that be impossible but in your case, the first post ever
where the NV247 J transfer case actually state
New Venture make

first off no statement of where YOUR TIRES are sitting on.
dirt, show, ice, pavement , on road, off road. what????
we cant guess that. only that it makes noise. and all do driving wrong,
4 All time-N-4 low.
are you using 4-low, then stop doing that ON ROAD.

the box runs a very special fluid for the
"Gerator pump, which uses special transfer case lube
do not play with this fluid or use GL4 or GL5 or mix in other wrong fluids, or omg adding additives of any kind like dang LOOCUSS bs.

your video is dead.

tell when it make noise
in ALL Time mode? only
all speeds
all gears in main trans
accelerating only
turns? only
like that, or why not get a real 4wd shop to find it.
as we are blind here and cant hear, or drive it .

Mar 14, 2017 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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How do i check for fluid levels?

there is a bolt you have to take out and you put the fuild in there im not 100% on where the hole is but if you get a hanynes maunal from a partsd store it wikll show you where it is

Jul 08, 2009 | 2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Transfer case?

in the side of case there should be a level plug normaly have hex key or a square fitting for removal.once removed fill until oil comes out

Oct 04, 2008 | 1998 Ford Explorer

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Change fluid in transfer case

On the backside of the transfer case,as it sits in the vehicle.The plugs will be facing the rear differential.The one down low is the drain,while the top one is fill,of course.The fluid recommended is automatic transmission fluid,Dexron,and the transfer case is full when the fluid is at the bottom of the fill hole.

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