Transmission fluid, though, should be changed periodically. Just like your transmission, the transfer case requires fluid for both lubrication and cooling. I've had bad luck using teflon tape acouple times. I used an extention on the air wrench to reach out and avoid interference. Only four bolts to remove. I only put about 10 miles and maybe it will improve with time??? You may want to consider your driving habits and take that into account. This is in case you can't get the fill plug out.
I was surprised by how much, given that the truck only has 18,000 miles on it. Lower the truck to the ground. Test run the truck and check the transfer case for leaks. Just traded in my 2007 Silverado with 140k miles. If you don't, this is right around hand tight. Also, you may have a different change interval if you're doing towing, off roading, or any other kind of driving that would be stressful to your transmission.
Wipe off the transfer case bolts. Be sure to place your drain pan with this in mind. Once it's dry, you can re-install it using the 18mm socket. The newer trucks are made to last a long time. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Transfer Case Fluid stock in-person! I changed the transfer case fliuld out of my truck at 46K and the drain plug looked like that, also the fluid was fairly red.
This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. By - June 3, 2015 This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2013. Changing the fluid in your transfer case is extremely easy. Loctite applied to drain plug. There are 2 main camps on this 1. Incompatible metals will over time corrode each other, the result here will be the eating away of the threads in the magnesium housing - this phenomenon is called galvanic corrosion.
It's better to jack up the front of the vehicle as high as you can get it or vacuum the fluid out. That gave enough room to get the bottle high enough to squirt it all in. At some point, something will go wrong. A little lift, and a little adjustment of the drive shave U-joint. If you have an older model automatic transfer case, yours may have the older, reddish fluid in it, like mine did. I don't remember for sure, but I think I didn't have to add any more even after moving out on the level streeet and checking it. Put the truck on ramps: You do not have to do this--you can probably get under the truck without this, but it makes moving around underneath a lot easier, especially if you are a bigger guy, like me.
All that being said, unless you are towing frequently, you should be able to go 100k on the stock fluids, unless the fluid capacity in your drivetrain is very small. They come with some caulking type sealent already on the threads, but you could put some on the old ones or some teflon tape. The manual says 100k for normal maintenance. Or should I just leave well enough alone? And y'all make sure you put the fill plug back in! Well, I would do the transmission myself, but I got under there, and there was no drain plug, But I figured I was still capable of dropping the whole pan, but then the exhaust needs to be loosened for it to clear the pan, that was when I said I would bring that in to have done. Hello, I have a 2010 Silverado I bought new. In addition to driving the two axles separately, the transfer case allows the vehicle to lock the front and rear differentials. Alot of metalic particles in front diff.
With modern fluids, really no breakdown in trans fluid like the old conventional fluids. Transfer case fill plug circled in red. Step 3 - Fill the transfer case Reinsert the drain plug and tighten it to a snug fit. That is how I did my truck. Finally, I used a small hydrolic jack against the front of the tranny to push up the motor. Lastly, wipe down the bolts to keep the transfer case clean and then lower the truck. To make the fill up easier, you may want to purchase a pump at a local auto parts store.
If you see any large chunks of metal, that is a sign you have internal damage somewhere in the transfer case and you'll need to rebuild it. On top of low prices, Advance Auto Parts offers 1 different trusted brands of Transfer Case Fluid products for the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. First place an oil catch pan underneath the transfer case and make sure the oil will not spill onto the floor. Lots of stories about trans failure following flushes 2. Drain t-case fluid and remove 18mm fill plug. You must work for a auto shop and need to drum up some more business.