As to whether it will mess up your t-case, I'll defer that to someone who would know for sure. In my case this happened on a residential street, if it would have happened on highway it could have resulted in a very bad accident. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. You may have a bit of leakage, depending on how full the case is. The current and failure mileages were 94,000. Is that the right fluid for my Transfer Case? I did pull a guy out of a ditch when the truck was barely broken in around 1,000 miles.
I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. They shouldn't make the fluids that hard to check. 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. You never know, someone might actually forget to do it since you didn't state to do so. Z71Silvy -- I used Auto 4wd quite a bit last winter.
Use a screwdriver in order to remove the seal. I have the original owners manual but it doesn't show the capacities for the front and rear differentials, transfercase, transmission. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine malfunctions. I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. If so, is there a tech article anywhere that explains with pictures how to replace on of those? I'll have to check mine as well. In other words, use the blue stuff, change it every 50,000 kilometres and you should be all right. I thought you had to take off the output section and drive out the seal from the inside.
The noise became louder and the contact later discovered that the bearing and timing chain were damaged. And y'all make sure you put the fill plug back in! While accelerating to 10 mph, the contact heard a loud vibrating noise. Removal Procedure Raise the vehicle. It will have a bunch of numbers and letters. While in reverse at approximately 5 mph, the contact heard a rattling noise coming from under the vehicle. .
Most of my time was spent cleaning up under the truck from the leak making a mess the past 2 years. Just that the case itself is not an Autotrac. When I finished the second quart, fluid came pouring back out and I stuck my finger in and down and it felt full. Causing thousands of dollars for repair. The noise became louder and the contact later discovered that the bearing and timing chain were damaged. Before: After: Jeb I'm starting to worry,. This then results in the transfer case fluid to leak out, and causes the gear box to come apart inside the transfer case.
I filled the case and was good to go. This is a very prevalent problem in this model truck. Sounds like this is a very common problem with gm owners with this type of transfer case. They can be placed into 4 wheel drive by push buttons instead of a manual lever. After I purchased the new seal, it looks extremely simple.
I know some amount of gear wear is normal, but this seems excessive. Butch 02 Sierra Denali Thats great news - thanks Butch!! Wipe any road grime or dirt from around the plugs with a shop rag. The chevy dealer that I took my truck to never even mentioned this to me, and was very evasive about the whole issue. . The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for further inspection.
I called the Stealer and they told me to use Smurf oil. It's easier than changing your oil! That amount of shavings is not abnormal for the first fluid change. I just wish I would have done the transfer case a bit sooner. Test run the truck and check the transfer case for leaks. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000. All 4 by 4 trucks, should use the auto trac fluid.
The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the four wheel drive function was not used often and could have caused the transfer case to fail. Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work. To my knowledge this particular fluid is still a dealer only item. Do you just pull out the shaft and do everything from the outside of the 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. I think the part was 6 bucks.