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How to Check and Fill Transfer Case Fluid 14-19 Chevy Silverado

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How to Check and Fill Transfer Case Fluid 14-19 Chevy Silverado

Created on: 2019-05-13

Check out this video to learn how to check and fill the transfer case fluid in your 14-19 Chevy Silverado. Keep your 4x4 smooth with this easy maintenance

  1. step 1 :Checking the Transfer Case Fluid
    • Raise and support the vehicle if necessary, and make sure it is level
    • Fashion a dip stick out of a wire tie or similar material with a right angle bend in it
    • Dip the wire tie into the fluid so that the right angle is at the same level as the bottom of the fill hole
    • Remove the wire tie to view the fluid level
  2. step 2 :Filling the Transfer Case Fluid
    • Use the appropriate fluid as directed by the vehicle owner's manual
    • Add fluid until it begins to spill out of the fill hole
    • Plug the fill hole with your finger for several minutes to allow the fluid to settle into interior passages in the transfer case
    • Allow excess fluid to drain out
    • Apply thread sealer to the fill plug
    • Replace the fill plug
    • Torque the fill plug to 13 ft-lb
    • Caution: over-tightening the fill plug could crack the transfer case

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Drain Pan

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Cloth Rags

    Pipe Thread Sealer

    Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    18mm Socket

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What's up guys, I'm Andy from 1A Auto. In this video I'm going to show you how to check the fluid level in your transfer case on this 2015 Chevy Silverado. If you need parts for your vehicle, click the link in the description and head over to 1aauto.com. Now what you want to do is raise and support the vehicle make sure the vehicle is level.

Place the drain bucket underneath the transfer case. I'll take a 18 millimeter socket and a ratchet. I'm going to take this plug out. This is the fill plug. You don't want to take this one out. We pull this out some fluid may come out a little bit. It's dripping. Which is good. Now if the fluid wasn't dripping out and wasn't at the base of that fill line. What you can do is take a wire tie and just bend it and make yourself a little dipstick.

Slide this in here and push it down to the base of that and then pull it out. You should be able to check the level. Levels right up to the top. If your transfer case isn't filled up, you're going to have to use the appropriate fluid and top it off till it starts pouring out a little bit or us a little dipstick like we showed you earlier.

The fact that the fluid is up to par for what level it should be. Then we're all set to put the fill plug back in. I am going to take a little pipe sealer, put it on the fill plug, just on the threads. That's going to keep it sealed better move it around with your finger. Now, I'll take this fill plug with the sealer on it, get that started, took my 18 millimeter socket and ratchet, tighten this up a little bit.

I'm going to take a torque wrench with that 18 millimeter socket, I'm going to torque this to 13 foot pounds. It's important that you torque this or don't tighten it too tight because it's very easy to crack the case of the transfer case, because it is aluminum. Now we'll take a little brake parts cleaner, clean this up, use a rag and we're good to go.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Drain Pan
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Cloth Rags
  • Pipe Thread Sealer
  • Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 18mm Socket


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