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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2002, 07:34 PM
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Transfer case leak

I noticed today some red fluid dripping on the ground underneith my truck. When i got under there i found a loose drain plug on the transfer case. What is in there? Tranny fluid? and how do you know how muc is in there, a sight glass or dipstick? Or is it just tranny fluid that i can just refill from under the hood?

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Re: Transfer case leak

yeah its tranny fluid.. there a fill plug and a drain plug on your t-case... just fill it up till you can fill fluid on your finger when you stick in it fill plug hole. may want to go ahead and drain the fluid while your there.


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Re: Transfer case leak

So you cant just fill it up from under the hood, its a seperate fluid

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2002, 08:11 PM
 
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Re: Transfer case leak

well its the same thing you put in your auto tranny.. you just have to fill it from under the truck, can't fill it from under the hood... i don't remember where the fill plug is on the t-case.. someone help me on this one


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Re: Transfer case leak

Back side t-case, top one. 7/8 or 1 inch plug.

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Re: Transfer case leak

Like jwb said, should be straight up from the drain nut.

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Re: Transfer case leak

Well this is good to know. I didn't realize the t-case fluid was the same as the tranny fluid. Good ole Dextron! It's nice to learn something new every day. How does one actually get fluid into the t-case? I'll have to check the auto store for a larger eye dropper thing.

What fluid goes into the front diff and what color is it normally? My owners manual confused the heck out of me.

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Re: Transfer case leak

theres a fill plug on the back of the t-case..had to get out the good ole chiltons..[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]You can use a suction gun to get the fluid in there...then once it starts to trickle out its full. As far a fluid in the front diff you use 80-90w GL-5 Gear Oil. Should be kinda light tan or brown color.


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Re: Transfer case leak

I used a funnel and a short piece of garden hose. The funnel fits into the garden hose perfectly and just stick the garden hose into the hole. Just keep checking the level occasionally while filling and make sure the garden hose is clean, and the funnel for that matter.

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