I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid. Hand pump installed on first fluid bottle. Chevrolet used a number of different transfer case models on their 2014 Silverado four-wheel-drive trucks, but the fluid replacement procedure for all models is the same. Synthetic 75w-90 in the rear and regular ole' 80w-90 in the front. Keep in mind that I am the 3rd owner of this truck. Some fluids are recommended over others because of the additives used could or do have a chemical reaction with the internal components of the assembly in that they have a corrosive effect on some metals Copper Corrosion used in that assembly.
Does the pushbuttons include a round button that says 'Auto 4wd'? The rear came from the factory with synthetic and is required. If so, then it might be time to replace the power steering pump. Approximate fluid refill capacity is approximately 1. Do you have a the stick on the floor or do you have a push button switch to engage 4x4? The transfer case functions by taking the output from the transmission and splitting that power into two driveshafts. Add it to your crankcase oil also!!!! When I finished the second quart, fluid came pouring back out and I stuck my finger in and down and it felt full. This article applies to the Chevrolet. Simply click on the button below, and then follow the directions to prepare a complete and printable list of filters and fluid capacities for your vehicle.
Butch 02 Sierra Denali Yeah, good point. If applicable, install the transfer case shield and torque the fasteners to 15 foot-pounds. Just that the case itself is not an Autotrac. The front was a different story. In many cases the initial maintenance check is done at no cost check with the service department for more information.
Like the drain plug, this only needs to be hand-tightened. Ensure that the plugs and fasteners go back into their original holes, and use only the factory-authorized thread sealant. Can anyone confirm that my front diff doesn't take 3 quarts? You have to keep in mind its not always the performance issue of a fluid but the chemical makeup of it that qualifies it for use in transmission, transfer case etc. I have to manually shift into 4 wheel drive. If you need more guidance, or step by step instructions, check out our , or get the , or our. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your car, we encourage you to follow our schedule. You will need 2 qts for the front diff and the rear will take a little over 2 qts so if you got all the same fluild you would need 5qts total to do the front and rear.
Need to know what transfer case you have to know what fluid to put in it. So far I have done the rear diff. Do you have a the stick on the floor or do you have a push button switch to engage 4x4? Once you've drained all the fluid into the drain pan, take a look for magnets that are full of metal filings. The Autotrac transfer case is only available on the 1500's. All 4 by 4 trucks, should use the auto trac fluid.
If the fluid goes bad or gets low, it can't do its job as well which can lead to damaging the gears inside the transfer case. Are you saying if it has an automatic transmission? Now you can take your trans. No more frustrating and fruitless time spent in the owner' s manual. Travis Not sure what you mean by auto 4x4? I have to manually shift into 4 wheel drive. Scott, Travis pretty much covered it. I called the Stealer and they told me to use Smurf oil. The thing that has been the problem is a vacuum actuator under the battery box that engages the front axle and it ruptures the diaphragm and stops working.
While I had the plug out I took pictures of the amount of shavings and sludge on the magnetic drain plug. In 1999 and 2000, Chevrolet offered the classic C- and K-series trucks alongside the new Silverado pickups. And you now have a 2- wheel dr. The 2005 Silverado has three manual transmission options: five-speed with low gear, five-speed without low gear and six-speed. The more you can do on the outside the more comfortable you'll be while doing it. So to save having any problems with my new Transfer-case I bought the Blue F … luid from the dealer and filled it up.
Tomorrow I am going to do the transfer case. Here is your best source for car and truck fluid capacity and oil specifications. I just got my Blazer back from a shop because my front axle wouldn't engage, it seems to happen every year when I start needing 4 wheel drive. The factory fill and the over-the-counter fluid is blue, like a Smurf. By - June 3, 2015 This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007-2013. After 10,000 kilometres and all I heard was clunk, clunk.
Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work. When the fluid is replaced, pay careful attention to the fluid you are draining; if there is a burnt smell or dark brown color or metal flakes or sheen, your transfer case may be damaged. On 2005 Silverado's with a five-speed manual transmission without low gear, General Motors recommends only synchromesh transmission fluid. There is a clutch pack inside the automatic transfer case that requires special friction modifiers. Amsoil tech line also said that the Smurf stuff is proprietary and Amsoil does not have a product that they can say will work.