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5.7L Transfer Case Drain & Fill

This is a pretty simple exercise but I thought I'd mention a couple things.

Always remove the fill plug first.
This way, if something bad happens, at least you haven't drained the fluid yet!

My NV245 took just under 2 quarts of the transfer case fluid.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The service manual says 3.8 pints (1.9 quarts).

The fill and drain plugs are 10mm hex sockets. You can use an allen wrench or equivalent.

I made a quick fill rig instead of using a pump (pictured)
I used some tube from a fuel line kit from Autozone.
Cut the top to fit snug and poked a hole (above the fluid line).
Then, with my compressor set at about 20 psi, used a blow off tool to pressurize the bottle.
Works great!

Hope this helps somebody,
Rick
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