Lets see if anyone remembers this. Not using the custom tool means taking half the car apart to get around it. Superbee Okay, now I'm confused. Yes, I actually did make sure I could remove the fill plug first!! If you see any large chunks of metal, that is a sign you have internal damage somewhere in the transfer case and you'll need to rebuild it. By - June 3, 2015 This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2013. In other words, use the blue stuff, change it every 50,000 kilometres and you should be all right. Good luck That is a hard question to answer.
Here are some of the common issues complained about. I want to change the transfer case fluid on my 98 K1500 Suburban, it has 185K and the fluid has only been changed once according to receipts. I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. Depending on your size, you may be able to slide under the truck fine; otherwise, you may need to put the truck on car ramps to give yourself a bit more room. Of course this all depends on where your located in the world. If you have a torque wrench you can torque it to 15 ft-lbs. You can even get QuadraSteer, which would be awesome.
What case do I have and what happens if you use the wrong lube? I'm wondering about the science behind how the gear oil works inside the transfer case. There is a small skid plate under it, and a large driveshaft leaves the rear end of the case heading to the rear differential axle. The transfer case is located under the truck right under the cab. This switch will not affect the function of the 4 wheel drive. Don't ever remove a drain plug before you make sure you can remove the fill plug. Want to make it last? Want to make it last? Anybody have the detailed explanation of why each case takes what it does? If the fluid goes bad or gets low, it can't do its job as well which can lead to damaging the gears inside the transfer case.
. It should take right around 1. Here are some of the common issues complained about. The Autotrac refers to the fact that you can put your truck into an auto mode so when your on a slick surface you would be in 2 wheel untill slippage is detected then the transfer case engages the front wheels throught the clutch packs in the case. When this fluid leaks out or becomes contaminated, it is no longer able to act as a lubricant, and severe damage can be caused to the transfer case.
I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. So, does anyone here know for sure if my truck takes it? Replacing this fluid at appropriate intervals can help prevent premature wear and damage caused by contaminated or broken-down fluid. As for the 205s, I'd say they do prefer gear oil. The 2005 Silverado has three manual transmission options: five-speed with low gear, five-speed without low gear and six-speed. Transfer case fill plug circled in red.
Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work. If you don't, this is right around hand tight. I am looking to replace all fluids in the truck since it sat so long all of the transfer cases have a drain plug and a fill plug. Someone told me the front diff took 3 quarts, but I only needed 2. Here's how to change the transfer case oil.
In 1999 Chevrolet released a new pickup bearing a familiar name: the Silverado. How would I know what tc I have and how would I go about draining and refilling it? The tag provides the transfer case model number, the low range reduction ratio, and the assembly part number. This fluid is a light blue color rather than the red color of the previous fluids and is the next generation Automatic Transfer Case Fluid. Even some of the older vehicles, 1990. Be prepared as the fluid will rush out quickly. The transfer case controls whether you are in four-wheel drive or in two-wheel drive, so it's important to make sure it's maintained properly. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present.
From what I was told long ago. Kent Moore makes all those special tools you see in the shop manuals that list a Jxxxx tool, etc. You have to keep in mind its not always the performance issue of a fluid but the chemical makeup of it that qualifies it for use in transmission, transfer case etc. Proper identification is the key to knowing what fluid you need, just like vms4evr described. Gear oil is recommended but if mixing occurs with the tranny, it causes problems.
The correct fluid for the transfer case is +4 automatic transmission fluid. Can anyone confirm that my front diff doesn't take 3 quarts? In 2001, the Silverado replaced the C- and K-series trucks altogether. But as stated before, the gear oil will be cooler and offer better protection. The more you can do on the outside the more comfortable you'll be while doing it. The fluid also contains a better friction modifier. Some people have gotten that horrible clunking noises from not using the blue stuff. .