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What type of fluid goes in the transfer case

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Old 08-27-2008, 11:36 AM
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Hello everyone, I will by changing my transmission this weekend and have started getting all of the fluids needed for the task. Since the transfer case will be coming out I thought it a good time to change the fluid, what type and brand would you recommend? I have a 98 1/2 ton 4X4 Sport with a 5.9L V-8. I am running 35 x 17 with 4:56 gears. Thaks!
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Automatic Transmission Fluid - about 2 quarts.
I use Mobil 1 Sythetic ATF
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ATF+4 so that if if the seal goes and it mixes with the transmission fluid nothing gets harmed. Use the same as in the transmission and imo and lots of others ATF +4 is by far the best way to go for these transmissions. Wayne from APS said he also recommends it so that's all I will run.
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ATF +4 in t-case and auto transmission. its a synthetic.
tip #1. the recesses hex plug is 10mm, not 3/8. caution a 3/8 might strip it. if you don't have a 10mm hex, use a bolt head.
tip #2. remove the fill plug first and the drain plug second. that way if the fill plug strips your not stuck.
don't ask me how i know this.
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Thanks D as usual you always come through for me
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thanks for all the help now if i can only get my best friend to find time to help me do this. He has all the impact tools at his house. I got in this predicament by being towed home ( 60 miles) at an avg speed of 60mph with the truck tranny in neutral but NOT THE TRANSFER CASE. I know idiotic. When I dropped the trans pan it was like I was panning for gold or in this case metal shaving in which there was ALOT.
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i agree with the ATF+4 but what about for a manual trans. like i got in my 95 1/2ton 4WD 5.2L?
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80/90 gear oil in the manual tranny
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thanks, im gonna change it soon, as well as front/rear diff fluids
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80/90 gear oil in the manual tranny
Unless it's the NV3500, in which case you need the special fluid. Can be gotten from Mopar or GM as they both used this trans in 1500 trucks.
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Is there any plug to add fluid to the transfer case??????? Is not the same for the transmission fluid??? I mean, do I have to add fluid to the tranfer case via other filled cap than transmission cap? I'm very confuse about this. I replaced maybe three month ago my transmission kit(filter and oil), replaced the speed sensor too and just added transmission fluid. Nothing in tthe transfer case.................
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the fluid in the transmission is completely separate from the t-case. transmission has a pan and dip stick. the t-case has a fill plug and a drain plug on the rear side.
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It looks like I have been driving my truck without fluid in the t-case. Do you have any picures of the plugs? Is difficult to find it?
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Today I bought the transmission fluid for the transfer case and when I went under the truck I did not find any plug in my tranfer case. My truck is 4x2. Is supose to has the filled and drain plugs too??
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If your truck is NOT four wheel drive then you DO NOT have a transfer case.
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thanks, im gonna change it soon, as well as front/rear diff fluids
I hope you havent changed your fluids yet. The 5spd in the 1500 ram is the NV3500, you need to go to the dealer and get the specific fluid for that transmission. Most all newer standards have paper lined rings that you can NOT use gear oil with.

If the dodge dealer wants to much, try the chevy dealer, its the same fluid. GM calls it synchromesh. Or check some of the better local parts stores. Some aftermarkets make the fluid (pennzoil, Amsoil).
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Today I bought the transmission fluid for the transfer case and when I went under the truck I did not find any plug in my tranfer case. My truck is 4x2. Is supose to has the filled and drain plugs too??

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look on the bright side, its one less thing to worry about breaking, and you've got some extra transmission fluid for the next change. welcome to df.
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ha,ha, is a good news not to have a t-case...because I have been running for a long time without fluid.
Ok, I have a leaking in the back side of the tranny (see the picture). Is there any seal ??
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