Jeep Wagoneer/Commando/Cherokee 1984-1998

Transfer Case

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION



All transfer cases covered by this guide use Dexron®II or ATF Plus/Type 7176 automatic transmission fluid (or their superceding fluid type).

LEVEL CHECK



See Figure 1

Fluid should be maintained at the level of the filler plug hole. When you check the lubricant, make sure that the vehicle is level so that you get a true reading.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
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  3. Place a large pan under the transfer case.
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  5. Using a ratchet with a 30mm socket, or a 30mm box wrench, remove the filler plug from the transfer case. Lubricant should run out of the hole.
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  7. If there is lubricant present at the hole, it means that the case is filled to the proper level. Replace the plug quickly for a minimum loss of lubricant.
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  9. If lubricant does not run out of the hole when the plug is removed, lubricant should be added.
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  11. Replace the plug as soon as the lubricant reaches the level of the hole.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Transfer case drain and fill plugs

DRAIN & REFILL



See Figures 2 and 3

All transfer cases are to be serviced at the same time and in the same manner as the manual transmissions.

  1. Raise the vehicle and safely support it with jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Place a large pan under the transfer case and remove the transfer case drain plug using a ratchet with a 30mm socket, or a 30mm box wrench.
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  5. Let all of the fluid drain completely from the transfer case, then install the drain plug.
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  7. Using a ratchet with a 30mm socket, or a 30mm box wrench, remove the fill plug and fill the transfer case with the proper type and amount of fluid.
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  9. Install the fill plug.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the transfer case drain plug and let the fluid completely drain



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Fig. Fig. 3: Fill the transfer case with the proper type and amount of fluid

 
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