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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JLA, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I just recently bought an old Dodge Ramcharger 4X4 and was just wondering why the transfer-case is full of ATF??? Just thought somebody might know. please reply.
  2. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    I bet somebody put wrong stuff in .I have never heard of a 4x4 transfer case using
    tranny fluid instead of gear grease.Any mechanics,please chime in here as I am no an expert.I've just owned a dozen or so 4x4 of various makes.
  3. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    Better the ATF than the FBI! ;)
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    JLA

    No worries about being off topic in General Discussions...Thats what it's here for, to gab away about just about anything. :D

    Fire at will! :D


    Crpdeth
  5. justdoug

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    That's what they call for. Owners manual will read Mopar +4 or ATF +4. Haynes manual reads Dexron III. Personally I'd stay witht the manufacturers recommendations although Royal purple synthetics are supposedly the "cats meow". Why they've switched to ATF for transfer cases, I odn't know but there's a reason I have no doubt. There's a post somehwere around here about engineers...

    This link has some info on 1994+ Dodge Pickups:
    http://dodgeram.org/tech/specs/tranfer_case.htm

    Just be glad it ain't a quadra-trac.
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2008
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    thats why i was asking, i already have royal purple in everything but the transfer case, and i dont know if royal purple makes ATF. plus i still have a half a case of 75W140 left over from changing the tranny grease and the axles.
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    JLA,

    Just my opinion, but I'll bet a lot the AFT is there more for gas mileage/efficiency/heat prevention than anti-wear...... FWIW you can substitute a good hydraulic oil. It has the same sort of anti-foam, anti-scuff properties with the advantage of more shear stability. The advent of really good synthetic oils has pretty much both solved and confused the issue, IMO.... >MW
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    dang right about that!
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