Mitsubishi Eclipse 1990-1998 Repair Guide

Transfer Case

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



When adding fluid or refilling the transfer case, use Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85W or 75W-90W conforming to API specifications GL-4 or higher.

LEVEL CHECK



Inspect each component for leaking. Check the oil level by removing the filler plug. If the oil is contaminated, it is necessary to replace it with new oil.

  1. Park the vehicle on level surface.
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  3. Remove the filler plug and make sure the oil level reaches the lower edge of the filler plug hole.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Check to be sure the fluid reaches the bottom edge of the transfer case filler plug hole

  1. Check to be sure that the oil is not noticeably dirty and that it has the proper viscosity.
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  3. If necessary, add oil through the filler hole until is runs out of the hole.
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DRAIN & REFILL



See Figure 2

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle, for access to the transfer case.
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  3. Place a suitable drain pan under the transfer case fluid drain plug.
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  5. Remove the filler and the drain plug and allow the oil to drain into the drain pan.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Location of the transfer case filler and drain plugs

  1. After the fluid has drained completely, install the drain plug and tighten to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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  3. Refill the transfer case to the proper level with Hypoid gear oil SAE 75W-85W/75W-90W conforming to API specifications GL-4 or higher. The oil level should reach the bottom edge of the oil filler hole.
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  5. Install the transfer case filler plug and tighten to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
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  7. Carefully lower the vehicle.
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