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Does the same fluid run through the transmision and the transfer case or do I change them seperatly

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NO ! DO NOT MIX!!   They are completely separate products with very specific properties and if the transfer box can survive an oil mix, the auto gearbox won't. Actually the gearbox is so sensitive that you must always use a single brand and type of oil when you work or perform maintenance on it.

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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
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tcase1-nggid03733-ngg0dyn-320x240x100-00f0w010c010r110f110r010t010.jpg 2. Locate the Transfer Case.
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