How often should you change the fluid in your transfer case?

every 30,000 miles
You should have your differential and transfer case fluid checked every 30,000 miles, or when you experience any of the symptoms below. Changing these fluids is a messy job, but your local Brakes Plus team is here to help – we never mind getting our hands dirty!

What kind of fluid goes in a 2005 Chevy transfer case?

Transfer Case Fluid The 2005 Silverado with a manual transfer case requires Dexron-III transmission fluid approved for H-specification. Silverados with an automatic transfer case and four-wheel drive use Auto-Trak II fluid in its transfer case.

When to change transfer case fluid Chevy Silverado?

Change transfer case fluid (extreme duty service) at 25,000, 50,000, 75,000, 100,000, 125,000 and 150,000 miles. You’ll need a plastic plunger to add the new fluid; be sure to drain the old fluid first, though.

How to take care of a Chevy Silverado 4WD?

Follow your maintenance schedule for the rest of your vehicle to avoid future problems. Figure 2. Sample bottle of transfer case fluid. Keep things lubricated by running your system regularly. Check your fluids regularly. If at any point your vehicle does not shift into 4WD, or takes longer than usual to do so, check your transfer case switch.

How does a transfer case work on a 4WD truck?

When you switch the truck into 4WD, the transfer case control module forces the transfer case to engage the front wheel drive shaft, which locks the front CV axle. Off-road aficionados owe a lot of gratitude to the inventor of the transfer case.

What happens if I Drive my Silverado 4WD?

Driving on dry or flat and structurally reinforced surfaces in 4WD could lead to extensive damage to your drive shafts, differentials and transfer case, which, depending on the damage, could be costly repairs. What is the proper fluid for my transfer case?