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Old 09-28-2010, 10:25 AM   #1
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Changing Atlas TC fluid

I'm taking my SMB in for service next week, and am going to have the transfer case fluid changed. The work is being done at a Ford Dealer and they've work on The Van before, but if anyone has any tips that I can give them, I would appreciate it.



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Old 10-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #2
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Re: Changing Atlas TC fluid

You can remove the hose clamps on the site tube. Lower part to drain, upper to fill. If you do this I suggest replacing the tube and make sure to use the same length as existing. Be sure to mark the full level (should be 2 quarts-but double check) with a tie wrap/cable tie.

The other way is keep the tube in place and remove the brass parts that the tube goes into. You will need two wrenches.

In either method you will need a hand pump to fill the new fluid at the top where you removed the upper part of the tube. It will likely be too difficult to use a funnel.

I use the Torco fluid but you can use alternatives specified by Atlas.

Good luck,

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