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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

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While the oil drains, clean off the drain plug.
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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...

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How do i check for fluid levels?

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