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Changing the T-case ATF

So how do you change T-case ATF? i read an article on here that said "drain and refill" well... glory be, but where is the drain plug? do i have to take the fill plug out, pick up the truck and shake it out?
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It's behind the counterweight, lol. It's well hidden. Remove the 4 bolts that hold on that big cylindrical weight under the shift motor and it's behind there.
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I'm with John, took me some time the first time to find it as well.
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Hopefully it isn't too hard to find as I haven't done it on mine yet since I've owned it and well its getting about time I change it.
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You can't miss that huge black iron weight that's hanging on the rear of the case -- just make sure as you take the last bolt out that it misses YOU, lol. It's pretty heavy.
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Yeah, I should be able to figure it out.
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Cool thnkx. i'll look for it tonight
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Here....on my '01.....You need to pull that rubber counterweight thingy off using a 13mm socket. Once that's off...BAM! there's the drain plug. Up top, mid body toward the right, is the fill hole. It uses a 3/8" rachet to take the plugs out. I used a 3/8 rachet with a 3" extension. Mines painted pink. Be prepared to see some ugly **** brown stuff to drain out of it. I believe the book calls for ATF on our tcases. I run Royal Purple Synthetic in my crankcase, trans, tcase, rear end, powersteering, etc. Hope it helps.

Shane

What you need to take off:


BAM! The shiny one at the bottom is a drain....the pink painted one is the fill.
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Sweet that makes it clearer!
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Jeez, Shane -- way to be superior...sheesh...
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haha...i knew that i posted a pic....couldnt find the pic on my comp. Gosh I love that search feature.
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Well you see John, Shane lives in Boring, Oregon. He had nothing else to do that was at least as interesting!

Thanks Shane!

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Well, he may live in Boring, but at least he's not a bore.
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haha, nice point!
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I assume the fill plug is in the same spot on the manual (2002 FX4).

I have a slow leak in the front output seal. It is a 6.5hr job to fix so I'm waiting for a buddy to do it for me.

Is there an easy way to check the level of fluid or should I just pour more in until it comes back out?

Thanks.
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There's no dipstick obviously; but you can stick the tip of your finger down in the fill hole and see where it gets "wet" with fluid. If it's low, top it off.
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^^YEa what john said. I just pump ATF in there til it starts leaking out the hole.



I do live in Boring, and it is quite Boring.
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Thanks guys.
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i vote you pick the truck up and shake it, that would be entertaining and interesting to watch.
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