Mazda 323/MX-3/626/MX-6/Millenia/Protégé 1990-1998 and Ford Probe 1993-1997

Transfer Case

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Only the 1990-91 323 models with 4-wheel drive use a transfer case.

FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



API Service GL-5 SAE 80-90 W oil is required. Total fluid capacity is 0.53 quart (0.5 liter).

LEVEL CHECK



See Figure 1

  1. Park the car on a level surface and apply the parking brake.
  2.  
  3. Remove the check plug from the side of the transfer carrier.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the fluid level check plug from the side of the transfer case to inspect the fluid level. The level should be as shown

  1. Check to see if oil level is at the bottom of the check plug hole.
  2.  
  3. If the fluid level is below the low mark, place a funnel into the plug hole and add the specified oil.
  4.  
  5. Install the check plug and tighten the plug to 28-43 ft. lbs. (39-58 Nm).
  6.  

DRAIN & REFILL



See Figure 2

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Place a drain pan below the transfer unit.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drain plug from the transfer unit and drain the oil.
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  7. When the fluid is completely drained, install the drain plug with a new washer intact. Tighten the drain plug to 28-43 ft. lbs. (39-58 Nm).
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the transfer case drain plug to drain the fluid. The fill plug is located above and slightly behind the drain plug

  1. Remove the check plug from the side of the transfer carrier.
  2.  
  3. Refill the transfer unit with the specified oil.
  4.  
  5. Install the check plug and tighten the plug to 28-43 ft. lbs. (39-58 Nm).
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