I was changing fluid in my transfer case today (np231), all was going way too easy! As I was pushing the last few pumps of fluid in through a hand pump, the small plastic fill nosel shot off and into the case (note to self... never use that thing again!!!) . I have tried to finger sweep for it and can not find it. Is it ok if i leave it in there for a short time? Im thinking that the gears will chew it up within a few miles. Then I could just drain fluid and replace. Or do I need to split the case and pull it out?
There has to be a pump in there to circulate the fluid.......
OP, try draining it and see if you can feel it as the fluid (hopefully) pushes it towards the drain plug. If not, I wouldn't run it like that myself.
Sounds like a good time to install a SYE if it doesnt come out!
1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ).... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/swap-offically-underway-324622/