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checking/topping off transmission & transfer case fluids?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by wantatlc, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. wantatlc

    wantatlc

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    so, I have some small leaks on my floor from the transfer case (through the seal at the parking brake) and at a seal in the transmission.

    how often should I check the fluid levels AND

    what is the best fill level for each? until the top of the fill plug when I unscrew it?
     
  2. CruisinGA

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    Checking depends on how fast the leak is. The very small leaks I used to have meant I checked fluid level before major trips. Every couple of months.

    Yep. Fill till it comes out the fill plug hole. I always overfilled just a tad.
     
  3. wantatlc

    wantatlc

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    thanks. I would not consider them small leaks, but not huge either. they drip daily for sure though. especially when warm and just run.

    I am getting ready to do the seal at the parking brake (and the parking brakes) as that is the bigest leak and easiest to fix myself I believe. that way, I can fix a leak and get my parking brake back.
     
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    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    talk to gary kardum (mudrak custom cruisers)...he can machine out your speedo housing to accept two seals...won't leak again! one of the best things i ever did.
     
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    If the brake drum for the parking brake is scored where the seal contacts it, you can put a speedi sleeve on and take care of the problem along with a new seal. :)