I just put the funnel right up there. This means the front and rear propeller shafts are constantly being driven for maximum traction in all conditions. Just purchased a 2005 Suburban 5. In the video I do have the truck on a lift but these trucks are high enough off the ground that you can actually do this just by going right underneath the truck. Start the car and shut it down at fist sigh of air bubbles. I did one on my 08 explorer with 60,000 miles on it and it wound up killing the tranny.
Its never been validated in those units and there could be issues with seal compatibility. Ah, what the heck is the point of working on your own equipment if you don't have motor oil or transfer case oil or hydraulic oil gush all over you? Remove the plugs and let the old fluid drain out. A transfer case is a part of a drivetrain system. I have 19,000 miles on the truck and they said the owner's manual says to change the fluid at 22,000 miles. Having the transfer case fluid changed regularly will reduce the chance of any drivability related concerns. I just wanted some advice from anyone that has done a complete fluid change on this type of drivetrain.
To say dex-6 is also the wrong viscosity. Oops, I guess I shouldn't have said that! So if U don't change it, least check it yearly for proper level. Like the above said, just do it every 25k yourself and save some money. So, I guess I answered my own question as I was typing this post out. Lesson is: if the dealer says you are due for service because the book says so, you should check yourself and see what the book really says.
Apply a coat of sealant to the threads of the drain plug and install it in the transfer case. Inspect the fluid and the drain plug for signs of excessive metal wear, but bear in mind that a small amount of metal salt is considered normal wear and not a cause for alarm. Let me know I love to work on vechiles!!!! Basically, fill it up until the fluid runs out the fill hole. I've been getting tranny flushes every 25-30K miles so I haven't had the problem of tranny sediment buildup and resuspension. These actions require more torque, which means more heat to transfer. My driveway is not exactly level, so I filled it up until it ran out the fill hole, put the old fill plug in, moved it out on the street where it's level, and checked again. These 2002s, this has the push button four wheel drive.
Two quartz or four pints. Ensure that the plugs and fasteners go back into their original holes, and use only the factory-authorized thread sealant. Mixing the fasteners or using non-approved locking or sealing compounds can lead to fastener damage and failure. Most transfer cases can mechanically lock the front and rear drive shafts together, so each axle gets an equal amount of engine torque. As soon as new fluid starts appearing in the clear tube shut the engine. I usually put in couple quartz and then see where it goes from there. First thing you should do is remove the transfer case skid plate for easier access.
When I pulled the funnel out, fluid came out so I'm letting fluid drain down into my catch pan still. Position the drain pan under the transfer case. Why is transfer case fluid important? Denali owners should know all about it. My guess is that method is to help flush out all the older, red fluid. The transfer case has an external planetary type differential, which has two different sets of pinion gears. .
It was a rare option but was indeed available. I did change the tranny fluid and filter and did a flush. It sends maximum power to all four wheels. I've had bad luck using teflon tape acouple times. . It is also possible to have the 243 transfer case that is a push button controlled non-autotrac transfer case.
Start with an 18mm socket ratchet or wrench and remove the drain plug on the back of the transfer case. Apply a coat of sealant to the threads of the fill plug and install it in the transfer case fill hole, then torque it to 13 foot-pounds. I was just asking about actual fluid capacities, from someone who may have done this lately. Anybody have any idea what type of fluids and capacities for each? It removes heat and lubricates the internal parts in the transfer case, keeping its gears cool and turning smoothly. I've been running dex-6 in my allision and nvg-263 for the last year with no problems. The upgrading process ensures that available service fill fluids are of an appropriate quality for use in transmissions that have been designed around the improved factory fill fluid performance.
Rockland Standard Gear has tech articles on these manual transfer cases and recommends 5w-30 engine oil in those behind the diesel and allison because they tend to run hot and vaporize oil out the vent then they run low on fluid and burn up. Its better to change it early then later, no way to tell what is in it till u pull the plug. Lower the truck to the ground. It takes almost 2 quarts to fill it up. I just make sure that I wipe it down really well that way I can inspect it after a while and just make sure there's nothing leaking out.