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Changing transfer case fluid

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Upkeep' started by Silverado Junkie, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Im gona be changing my transfer case fluid and was wondering how much fluid it holds? Surely it cant hold over 2 quarts. And I was also wondering the best fluid to put in it? Dexron III ATF? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy ↑↑↑ Has no life Staff Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    You'd be suprised how much a transfer case can hold. The transfer case on my Bronco held 3-4 quarts, I don't remember exactly.
  3. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Ok thanks man. I guess I'll just buy 4 quarts and take back whatever I didnt use. And whats the best fluid to use in my transfer case? Because Ive heard to use Dexron III tranny fluid and ive also heard to use Auto Trak II fluid.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  4. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    In your year truck you use a automatic transmission fluid. I use Mobil1 synthetic transmission fluid in my 1996 Suburbans t/case. I get at AutoZone.
  5. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Sounds good, thanks for the help man.
  6. ippielb

    ippielb Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Fill it up until it starts to come out the bottom of the fill plug hole. That's an easy way to tell, i would play it safe and buy 5 quarts of fluid, and then return if you didn't use any, or you can keep it for extra.
  7. Silverado Junkie

    Silverado Junkie Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Ya man, better safe than sorry. Thanks.
  8. swedp

    swedp Rockstar

    1996 tc 231 - 233 uses 1.18 liters or 1.25 qts according to gm book

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    dexron lll that is

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    okay hooked up to 4.3 vortec
  9. onseytote

    onseytote New Member

    I was thinking of buying 4 quarts but realized your tip is more logical :great: I'm getting 5 quarts.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010

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