What type of fluid goes in a Chevy transfer case?

Dexron III
The fluid in the transfer case serves as both lubricant and helps to keep the internal components cool and turning smoothly….

Transfer Case Model Fluid Type
BW4472 ATF (Dexron III or higher)
BW4481 ATF (Dexron III or higher)
NP126 ATF (Dexron III or higher)

What’s the best fluid for a transfer case?

automatic transmission fluid
Most transfer cases are filled with an automatic transmission fluid, which is usually red in colour. Others use a thicker gear oil, and some use a specialized fluid that is specifically made just for that transfer case.

What fluid does a NP203 transfer case take?

New Process NP203 Transfer Case Specs say 10w30 or 30 weight motor oil. New Process 203 Transfer Case Tech: Off-Road.com say “The NP203 uses 10w-40 motor oil. People severely hurt their 203s by using either gear oil (90w) or transmission fluid (18w) in their cases.

How much fluid does a 4L60e transfer case hold?

The fluid capacity of the 4L60e is 12 quarts of transmission fluid (dry). This amount is based on a stock, “shallow” transmission pan with a 12″ torque converter. With a deep pan, the capacity of additional fluid can vary from an extra quart or more.

Is transmission and transfer case fluid the same?

Re: What is the difference between Transfer Fluid and Automatic Transmission Fluid. In the case of the autos, they put ATF in the Tcase. If it was a manual, they’d put gear oil in it. So yes, the same ATF you use in your trans can be used to refill the Tcase.

How does a np203 transfer case work?

The case has an internal differential that selectively splits the power to the front and rear axles when the shifter is not in one of the locked positions. When shifted into Hi-Loc or Lo-Loc, the differential locks to provide equal power to both driveshafts.

What type of fluid is in a Ford transfer case?

FORD TRANSFER CASES Transfer Case Model Fluid Type NP203 30WT NP205 80W90 Gear Oil NP208 ATF (Dexron III or higher) NP271 ATF (Dexron III or higher)

How do I know if my transfer case fluid is bad?

When the fluid is replaced, pay careful attention to the fluid you are draining; if there is a burnt smell or dark brown color or metal flakes or sheen, your transfer case may be damaged. Transfer case fluid is responsible for keeping the components of the transfer case well lubricated.

What does the fluid in the transfer case do?

The fluid in the transfer case serves as both lubricant and helps to keep the internal components cool and turning smoothly. Replacing this fluid at appropriate intervals can help prevent premature wear and damage caused by contaminated or broken-down fluid.

Can I use synthetic transmission fluid in my transfer case?

The manual specifies GM Goodwrench Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid, with a GM part number, for the manual transmission, but allows for 75W-90 GL-4 gear oil as an equivalent. So, I would not use it in a modern transfer case, more like the old cast iron ones. If not a pushbutton tcase, I would use “high mileage” ATF, which has seal conditioner.