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JEEP ADDICT 09-06-2013 01:54 PM

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.

jeffreybehr 09-06-2013 04:04 PM

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

dr.lee.baugh 09-06-2013 04:30 PM

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.

JEEP ADDICT 09-06-2013 05:30 PM

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

jeffreybehr 09-06-2013 09:07 PM

Re: Transfer case fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JEEP ADDICT (Post 889000)
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?

Milous 09-07-2013 12:17 AM

Re: Transfer case fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JEEP ADDICT (Post 889000)
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.

JEEP ADDICT 09-07-2013 01:33 AM

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.

Milous 09-07-2013 02:03 AM

Re: Transfer case fluid
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JEEP ADDICT (Post 889298)
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...

Frango100 09-07-2013 02:19 AM

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.

JEEP ADDICT 09-07-2013 02:58 AM

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.

JEEP ADDICT 09-08-2013 12:55 AM

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?


Frango100 09-08-2013 03:01 AM

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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