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el_dubya
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: transfer case oil change Reply with quote

Wasn't sure where to post this, am assuming it is TJ specific so here it is. I am planning on changeing the fluid in my transfer case. I looked at it a few minutes ago and am wondering if anybody has come up with any good ways to drain it without letting it all run on to the skid plate? I noticed one small hole that looks to be lined up with the plug, but I can't see it working real effectively. Any thoughts?
Also, what fluid? The haynes and owners manual say something like "mopar, atf plus+4 type 9602 or equivalent" Shocked huh? I'm sure I could get this at the dealer but i bet it costs more too. I'm autotrans fluid stupid, dont know what any of that stuff means cept what it says on the bottle. Basically, what do you folks use? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Support the drivetrain and remove the crossmember.

I used regular ATF...I think it might have been Mercon III or something along those sorts. There isn't anything super critical inside a 231, most ATFs should work absolutely fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

support the drivetrain... like a jack under the tranny?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

el_dubya wrote:
support the drivetrain... like a jack under the tranny?

You got it. If you have a manual, it's very easy. If you have an auto, place a 2x4 across the auto tranny pan to distribute and support the weight.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to the autoparts store, and buy an $8 fluid sucker.

You can suck out about 95% of the ATF, and just put a rag under the drain plug before removing it. I barely had any run out.

You can then easily refill the case with the same tool. nice and clean. no mess. I also used it for my manual transmission, and the diffs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:28 pm    Post subject: transmission pump sucker Reply with quote

how exactly is it done, i have one of those pumps that i've used to pump out differential fluid. where do you stick the tube into to suck out automatic transmission fluid? into the dipstick, or into the drain plug. sorry for stupid question

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if your gonna do the tranny, just drop the pan, replace the filter and gasket and replace pan. gasket set fer 97zj was under 10 bucks
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no dip stick on the t-case...which is what this thread was discussing. Are you trying to change the t-case fluid or the tranny fluid?

For the t-case, if you want to suck it out, remove the fill plug (higher of the two on the backside of the t-case) and suck it out. If you just want to drain it, remove the lower plug and let it flow.
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