As for the transfer case fluid, it takes ATF. Technically, Dodge wants
ATF+3/Mopar 7176 fluid in there, but you can also use Dexron-III (as Chevy
used this same case, and it came factory-filled with Dex-III). Note that
this is NOT the case with your transmission - use only ATF+3 in there.
There's two plugs on the back side of the T-case (both take a 3/8" allen
wrench). The top plug is the fill plug. Remove this, and stick a pipe
cleaner or something similar to check the level of the fluid. It should be
right at the bottom of the hole. If not, add fluid until it dribbles out
the fill hole (and if it's really low - figure out how it leaked out).
The 4WD light comes on when the front axle disconnect engages. This
normally should only happen when you pull the shift lever to 4WD, as a
vacuum switch on top of the transfer case switches vacuum and vent on the
two lines running to the vacuum motor on the axle disconnect.
If the light is on with the transfer case shifter lever in 2WD, you either
have a faulty vacuum switch, or something wrong/damaged with the axle
disconnect on the front axle (it's also possible that it's just a short in
the wiring going to the CAD - but doubtful since it's accompanied by some
If you're not comfortable checking this out/fixing it yourself, get it
checked out, and soon.
what fluid I put in the T-case? it started making a whinning sound and that is
the only place I can think its coming from also the same time the noise started
the 4 wheel drive light came on.
create a profile in one of the 2 forums you've posted the thread in,
then.....maybe someone other than tommy will offer up some advice.
~takes a toke.....stirs his mushroom tea~
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