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Transfer case fluid

I tried to put my jeep into 4x4 the other day and the evic display said service the 4x4 system. My mechanic friend said I needed to changed the transfer case fluid. Is that correct?
I've been looking all over the island for NV245 or NV247 fluid but I'm in the Virgin Islands so no place her sells it. NAPA sales clerk told me her computer said I can use ATF +4 transmission fluid, can I do that? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Transfer case fluid

...uhhhhhhhh...what are you driving?
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Re: Transfer case fluid

If you have the 245 transfer case (which I am guessing you do, since you have a low range!), DO NOT listen to the guy at NAPA...he is certainly incorrect and putting in ATF will do very bad things.

The service 4WD message comes on when there is a fault in the system - not when the fluid needs to be replaced (although replacing it could solve the problem).

As stated above, more details about what you drive will help narrow it down. But, a good place to start would be to check transfer case fluid level.

Usually when the message pops up when shifting to low it is a result of a faulty shift motor, but it could be a whole bunch of things.
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Re: Transfer case fluid

Sorry about that, I am driving a 2005 grand cherokee limited 4.7L v8
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Re: Transfer case fluid

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Sorry about that, I am driving a 2005 grand cherokee limited 4.7L v8
And what does your owner's manual indicate the t-case uses for lube? And if you don't have an OM, have you looked at Jeep.com for one?
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Sorry about that, I am driving a 2005 grand cherokee limited 4.7L v8
I have a couple quarts of the NV-247 sitting in my garage. MSRP is $14.30/qt. Could probably sell both, including priority shipping, for around $30.00. If interested send me your zip and I'll confirm exact cost.
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Re: Transfer case fluid

I will check the owners manual in the morning.

Hey Milous, I don't think you can ship liquids through the post office. My zip is 00805 Btw.
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Hey Milous, I don't think you can ship liquids through the post office.
I do it all the time, don't see it on the restricted list...
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Re: Transfer case fluid

The WJ NV247 uses the special mopar fluid, which is Mobil 424. This last one is easier to get in some places.
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Re: Transfer case fluid

Ok Milous, check on the cost plz.

Hey Frango, my transfer case they say at the chrysler dealer is NV245, so they say I have to use nV245 or NV247 fluid. My Jeep is 2005 WK, thanks for the info though.
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Re: Transfer case fluid

Hi, I'm back with a question. We've been talking about getting Mopar NV245/247 transfer case fluid for my 2005 grand cherokee. jeffreybehr told me in a post above to check what my owners manual says I should use in my jeep, the book says I need to use Mopar ATF+4 Transmission Fluid in my Transmission and Transfer case. The dealer usually has these products for $15 to $20 dollars a bottle. What is the best ATF+4 equivalent that I can use for these 2 parts that meet the Mopar standards?

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Re: Transfer case fluid

This sounds strange. NV 245 or NV 247 fluid is P/N 05016796AB and is not ATF +4. I know that on the WJ ATF +4 was.used in the beginning, but because of clutch chatter they changed to the special mopar fluid.
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