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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2001, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, my clutch just went and I have been spending the last two weekends pulling the tranny and installing new parts. I wanted to drain and fill the tranny and transfercase, I drained the tranny and then I went to drain the transfercase but there wasn't anything in it. I looked in my chilton manual to see what to put in it and it was very vauge then I read to use the same oil that you use in the tranny.So I filled it up and I was just about to start the jeep to try it it then I read todays post about useing autotranny fluid in the transfer case.G0dammit #$% $%^ ^&* they were talking about useing the same fluid as an auto tranny in the manual. So now I have a xfercase full of gearlube, can I drain this and put auto tranny lube in it or is my case toast. This is the first xfercase I have ever filled up and if there had been and fluid in it when I drained it I would have known right away. Please help, I am such a damn idiot and I hope you guys give me crap. Thanks

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Re: Did something really stupid, Help!!

Hmm..I filled my transfercase with gear lube and it works fine..it was like 90 weight or something.Its in a cj though..dont know if it matters.And ofcourse mine still works fine [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Did something really stupid, Help!!

you wont hurt it to run with gear oil, but if it specifies atf just drain the gearoil, and then refill with ATF.



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Re: Did something really stupid, Help!!

Yours case was probably a d-300 which is gear driven hence I think you are supost to put gear lubein it. Mine is an np-231 and is chain driven and now I know it's suppost to have auto tranny fliud. I don't think that I hurt it because I never actualy had it running but I just want to be sure. Thanks anyways

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Re: Did something really stupid, Help!!

Just drain it out and replace it with ATF, then run it awhile and change it again. The chain needs the ATF, don't use gear oil in it. Yes, you caught it in time, don't worry about that, it'd take a lot more than even a few hundred miles to kill it.

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Re: Did something really stupid, Help!!

Thanks alot guys, Oh I do have one more question. Does the chain on the transfercase stay engaged all the time or just when you have it in 4H or 4L.

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