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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #90481
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Good news is I swapped the speedo gear as I went from 33's to my winter 31's. The bad news is I saw whiteness in the fluid. I assume this means I got water in it at some point. Any suggestions on how to flush the transfer case? Mostly how many times or is once enough?
Cheap fluid. Use the cheapest you can(super tech from WalMart). Drain and fill as normal. Then drain again, leave the plug out and add another quart or two to flush. Put the plug back in, and refill. Drive about 25 miles, and drain again. Leave the plug out, and run some more thru to flush. Put the plug back in, and refill. Drive 100-200 miles, then do another drain and refill. At least that's how I'd do it. I did a manual trans the same way, and everything worked out. I might have went a little overboard with continuous flushing, but better safe then sorry

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Unread 11-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #90482
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Cheap fluid. Use the cheapest you can(super tech from WalMart). Drain and fill as normal. Then drain again, leave the plug out and add another quart or two to flush. Put the plug back in, and refill. Drive about 25 miles, and drain again. Leave the plug out, and run some more thru to flush. Put the plug back in, and refill. Drive 100-200 miles, then do another drain and refill. At least that's how I'd do it. I did a manual trans the same way, and everything worked out. I might have went a little overboard with continuous flushing, but better safe then sorry
I made the mistake with my transmission of only flushing once. That cost me. Unfortunately the only ATF+4 I can get locally is the Castrol one which is $8.95 a liter. However I can get ATF fluid cheap, for the flush where the plug is out can I use that and then fill with ATF+4?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:03 PM   #90483
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #90484
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I made the mistake with my transmission of only flushing once. That cost me. Unfortunately the only ATF+4 I can get locally is the Castrol one which is $8.95 a liter. However I can get ATF fluid cheap, for the flush where the plug is out can I use that and then fill with ATF+4?
Im not familiar enough with atf+3/4 to say. But I think the problem is with mixing the two. My trans takes atf+4, and I've heard to never ever ever mix with regular atf. I think it will spontaneously combust or sonething
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #90485
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Im not familiar enough with atf+3/4 to say. But I think the problem is with mixing the two. My trans takes atf+4, and I've heard to never ever ever mix with regular atf. I think it will spontaneously combust or sonething
The intent was to not keep it in just to flush the water out but if thwre is an issue with the two mixing then probably better to play it safe
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Unread 11-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #90486
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Unread 11-11-2013, 06:14 PM   #90487
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Any suggestions on how to flush the transfer case?
Take the fill plug out first.
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Im not familiar enough with atf+3/4 to say. But I think the problem is with mixing the two. My trans takes atf+4, and I've heard to never ever ever mix with regular atf. I think it will spontaneously combust or sonething
ATF+4 is backward compatible with ATF+3...
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:05 PM   #90488
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Take the fill plug out first.


ATF+4 is backward compatible with ATF+3...
Was aware of pulling the fill plug first as it would be very sucky if you could drain it but not fill it.
So I should have no issue introducing ATF+3 temporarily?
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:09 PM   #90489
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Placed an order with Mr.Blaine for a new set of T-case skid nutserts to repair the ones that were all jacked up... Yay for another day on my back

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Was aware of pulling the fill plug first as it would be very sucky if you could drain it but not fill it.
If you're ever in that situation, you can fill the transfer case through the speedometer sending unit hole.

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So I should have no issue introducing ATF+3 temporarily?
Not at all, if you can find some. It's been gone from the store shelves for quite a few years...
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:19 PM   #90491
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If you're ever in that situation, you can fill the transfer case through the speedometer sending unit hole.



Not at all, if you can find some. It's been gone from the store shelves for quite a few years...
Smart idea for the speedo hole never would have thought of that

What about normal ATF or Dextron III?
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Take the fill plug out first.


ATF+4 is backward compatible with ATF+3...
care to elaborate? This +3 +4 crap confuses me. The trans/tcase normally calls for +3, but they don't make it anymore correct? Or at least I never seem to see it
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:46 PM   #90493
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What about normal ATF or Dextron III?
The transfer case wont care, an automatic transmission might care.
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care to elaborate? This +3 +4 crap confuses me. The trans/tcase normally calls for +3, but they don't make it anymore correct? Or at least I never seem to see it
Google it, lots of information on the web about how the two are compatible...
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:52 PM   #90494
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #90495
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Do you have a sub in your center console (or elsewhere?)

If not, It seems like your component speakers handled low frequencies better than mine do in the TJ.
No i do not have a ny subs (YET). it may be because of my head unit helping with the lows but im not sure
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