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Old 04-22-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jwbeck17 View Post
I dug into this a little more and have found the fill plug, ... It's located on the driver's side to the front.
So I guess I'll be shopping for some torx socket bits!
If I recall correctly, the 4 "inverted torx" sockets are M12 and take 52 ft-lbs of torque. Yes, you have to remove the driveshaft at the transfer case. That's the way I've done it, twice now. I've seen the plug on the caty-corner side and wondered if it was an alternate fill point. I guess not.

It might be a good idea to match-mark the driveshaft before disconnecting from the transfer case. I'm not sure that is required but it won't hurt.

What kind of fluid are you going to use?
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