I'm at 150k and just changed my transfer case fluid. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. Here's how to replace it. Drain and replace differential fluid immediately if the axle is submerged in water. You don't need a jack or jack stands but you do want to make sure it's in parked, emergency brake is set and the wheel is blocked.
So if U don't change it, least check it yearly for proper level. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. So, I guess they aren't lying, but they probably should specify that at 22,500 mi the fluid should be changed if its been used in exteme conditions. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. I went to the dealer to get my oil change and they informed me that my truck's transfer case is due soon for a fluid change. Changing the fluid in your transfer case is extremely easy.
Here are some facts to help clear up these misunderstandings. Not like it is going to break the bank and like I said, it is super easy to do. Identify the Drain and Fill Bolts: I have marked the drain and fill bolts in this picture of my transfer case. I am pretty happy I got them all changed. Loosen the 18 mm drain plug using a socket and ratchet and then quickly remove it by hand to drain the oil.
The front differential had the worst fluid in it. Clean any metal salt from the magnet on the drain plug. 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. Overall, I'd say that's pretty low usage. Glow plugs are not interchangeable with all model years.
Take care of your vehicle and it will take care of you. When I pulled the funnel out, fluid came out so I'm letting fluid drain down into my catch pan still. 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. Position the drain pan under the transfer case. First place an oil catch pan underneath the transfer case and make sure the oil will not spill onto the floor. To transfer power from the transmission to all four wheels, the chain-driven transfer case must rotate the propeller shafts that are connected to the front and rear axles. I changed the transfer case fliuld out of my truck at 46K and the drain plug looked like that, also the fluid was fairly red.
Wipe off the transfer case bolts. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado. Mixing the fasteners or using non-approved locking or sealing compounds can lead to fastener damage and failure. I usually put in couple quartz and then see where it goes from there. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. This is in case you can't get the fill plug out. Why is transfer case fluid important?.
I did pull a guy out of a ditch when the truck was barely broken in around 1,000 miles. 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. Tighten up the fill plug. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. By - June 3, 2015 This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2013. Hand pump installed on first fluid bottle.
Wipe any spilled fluid from the transfer case with your shop rag. These 2002s, this has the push button four wheel drive. . Follow these simple steps to change your fluid: 1. Insert a small hose that's connected to a funnel into the fill plug. Fluid pump tube inserted in the fill hole.