Ram Truck 1500, 2500 & 3500 (2006-2008)

Transfer Case Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Shift the transfer case into 2WD .
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  5. Mark front and rear propeller shafts for alignment reference.
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  7. Support the transmission with jack stand.
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  9. Remove the transfer case skid plate, if equipped.
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  11. Disconnect front and rear propeller shafts at transfer case.
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  13. Disconnect transfer case shift motor and mode sensor wire connectors.
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  15. Disconnect transfer case vent hose.
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  17. Support transfer case with transmission jack.
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  19. Secure transfer case to jack with chains.
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  21. Remove nuts attaching the transfer case to transmission.
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  23. Pull transfer case and jack rearward to disengage transfer case.
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  25. Remove transfer case from under vehicle.

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    Fig. Transfer case (2) removal from transmission (1) wire connectors (3)

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To install:

  1. Mount transfer case on a transmission jack.
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  3. Secure transfer case to jack with chains.
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  5. Position transfer case under vehicle.
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  7. Align transfer case and transmission shafts and install transfer case onto the transmission.
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  9. Install and tighten transfer case attaching nuts to 23 ft. lbs. (31 Nm).
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  11. Connect the vent hose.
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  13. Connect the shift motor and mode sensor wiring connectors. Secure wire harness to clips on transfer case.
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  15. Align and connect the propeller shafts.
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  17. Fill transfer case with correct fluid as listed below:
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  19. Recommended lubricant for the NV241 GENII, NV271, NV243, NV244 GENII, and NV273 transfer cases is MOPAR® ATF +4, Automatic Transmission Fluid.
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  21. Recommended lubricant for the NV246 transfer case is MOPAR®NVG 246 Automatic Transmission Fluid or equivalent.
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  23. Install skid plate, if equipped.
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  25. Remove transmission jack and support stand.
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  27. Lower vehicle and verify transfer case shift operation.
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