What fluid goes in a Jeep transfer case?

Transfer Case Fluid Recommended lubricant for the NV231 transfer case is Mopar Dexron II, or ATF Plus 3, type 7176. Approximate lubricant fill capacity is 1.2 liters (2.5 pints).

Can you put ATF in a transfer case?

Transfer cases may be filled with gear oil, automatic transmission fluid (ATF), or specialty lubricants. It is important to regularly inspect the transfer case for any damage, leaks, or other concerns.

What fluid does a NP231 transfer case take?

“ATF is the factory recommended fluid, however many individuals have chosen to run a straight 30 weight oil or 5W30 in a mineral or synthetic.

Is transmission fluid the same as transfer case fluid?

The transmission and front differential share the same fluid (ATF). The transfer case (uses Gear Oil) is a separate unit.

What is ATF 4 transmission fluid?

Valvoline ATF+4 is a full-synthetic transmission fluid specifically engineered to protect and prolong the life of (FCA) Fiat Chrysler automatic transmissions. It is officially licensed and approved by FCA and is fully back-serviceable and can be used wherever ATF+3, ATF+2 or ATF+ is specified.

What does transfer case fluid look like?

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.

How do you fill the transfer case fluid in a Jeep?

Open up a bottle of transmission fluid, attach your bottle pump to it, insert the hose into the fill hole and start pumping away. Keep pumping in fluid until it begins to ooze out the fill hole and then reinstall the fill bolt. Tighten this bolt to 14-20 ft.

Can I use Mercon V in my transfer case?

Ford Now Says Don’t Use Mercon V in your Transfer Case: See the current back of Mercon V product: “Not for use in transfer cases.”

Can you use 5w30 in a transfer case?

You can use either atf or that full synthetic 5w30.

What transfer case is in a Jeep YJ?

Usage. Since 1988, the NP231 has been the “Command Trac” transfer case used in the XJ Cherokee, MJ Comanche, and YJ Wrangler.

How Much ATF do I need for NP231?

All Wrangler transfer cases require ATF, literally any ATF is fine with ATF+4 being a superb choice. It holds about 2 quarts.

What kind of fluid does a Jeep Wrangler use?

“Remove the fill plug, then fill the transfer case (both the NP-207 and the NP-231 use dexron II transmission fluid.”) Chiltons manual sort of contradicts its self.

What kind of fluid to use in transfer case?

My Chilton manual reads: “Use the same viscosity oil as in the transmission”. “Remove the fill plug, then fill the transfer case (both the NP-207 and the NP-231 use dexron II transmission fluid.”) Chiltons manual sort of contradicts its self.

What kind of oil do you put in a Jeep Wrangler Trans?

Additionally, Jeep has updated their fluid recommendations. Both the AX-5 and AX-15 now call for 10W-30 for the transmission. Regular dino oil will be fine. run 10w30 in the transmission, wow Ive never heard of that. Im glad I read this post about this. You actually can run about any lightweight oil in ether the trans or transfer case.

When to replace ATF + 3 in Jeep Wrangler?

Where a transmission with ATF+3 might experience some shudder at around the 30k mile mark, the same trans with ATF+4 shouldn’t experience shudder until 80-100k miles (depending on driving conditions). In short, ATF+4 is a complete replacement for ATF+3.