Pickup 1997

Transfer Case

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Drain & Refill



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    NOTE
    If working near and/or around the SRS system and components, be sure to disable the SRS system. After disabling the system wait three minutes or more before servicing the vehicle. Disconnect the air bag module connector.



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    Fig. Air bag module connector location

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  3. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
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  7. Remove the drain plug.
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  9. Drain the transmission. Be sure to properly dispose of used fluid. Be careful if the fluid is HOT.

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    Fig. Transfer case filler plug location



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    Fig. Transfer case drain plug location

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To install:


NOTE
Be sure to use new fasteners, as required.

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Tighten the drain plug to 18-25 ft. lbs.
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  5. Be sure to use the proper grade and type fluid.
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  7. Never run the engine while checking the fluid level. Check on level surface.
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  9. Using the CONSULT-III diagnostic tool, or equivalent, perform the SRS self diagnostic test and any reconnect/relearn procedures, as required.
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