Drain plug with metal shavings on it. Don't use anything other then autotrac 2 blue stuff from the stealership. General Motors recommends 5W-30 conventional engine oil on all models of the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado, in most cases. Does this info sound correct? If you need more guidance, or step by step instructions, check out our , or get the , or our. The transfer case functions by taking the output from the transmission and splitting that power into two driveshafts. Be prepared as the fluid will rush out quickly.
Do you have to go through a dealer for that, or is there a national chain that sells it. Looking to drain my transfer case fluid this weekend, and filling it back up. . Z71Silvy -- I used Auto 4wd quite a bit last winter. I can't find a reliable source anywhere that says my truck is supposed to take 2 or 3 quarts of front diff fluid.
What case do I have and what happens if you use the wrong lube? They say it cures most, not all complaints. Modern cars and trucks need much less maintenance than the vehicles of 25 years ago, but they still have needs. Some 2005 Silverados have a heavy-duty Allison transmission. Just like your transmission, the transfer case requires fluid for both lubrication and cooling. Not to mention running cooler on those hot summer days. The standard rear axle uses 75W-90 synthetic gear oil. The 2005 Silverado has three manual transmission options: five-speed with low gear, five-speed without low gear and six-speed.
New answer: The center shaft in the 4x4 transmission is a long shaft so you can install the transfur case on to it. While I had the plug out I took pictures of the amount of shavings and sludge on the magnetic drain plug. If you can't get the fill plug out, then you don't want to proceed with draining the fluid; otherwise, you're stuck until you do get it out. New fluid starting to come out of the fill hole. If you have a torque wrench you can torque it to 15 ft-lbs. The 2005 Silverado with four-wheel drive uses 80W-90 gear oil.
I suppose you could leave the AutoTrak fluid in, ask your service manager about that. Tighten the plug with the socket set. The 2005 Silverado had a hydraulic clutch system. Now head out somewhere to go 4-wheeling, and enjoy your well maintained transfer case! Here's how to change the transfer case oil. Even some of the older vehicles, 1990. Follow these simple steps to change your fluid: 1.
I am sure it is from break in. You never know, someone might actually forget to do it since you didn't state to do so. Once you have the top fill bolt out, then open the bottom bolt to drain the transfer case. This is red of course. I am pretty happy I got them all changed.
Want to make it last? Changing the fluid in your transfer case is extremely easy. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. Chevrolet offered the Silverado in two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive variations during the 2002 model year. All posts in here are put up for all to read and gain information on how to do something to their silverado or sierra. Here's how to change the transfer case oil.
The 2005 Silverado has to available rear axles, standard and steerable. Like the drain plug, this only needs to be hand-tightened. The transmission in 2 whe … el dr. I live in Utah, and found two dealers online, which just referenced ordering from the Amsoil site for consumers Last edited by on Feb 15 2012, 7:44pm, edited 1 time in total. Open the top bolt first. Now you can take your trans. Superbee Okay, now I'm confused.
Rather ask the pros here. Have a drain pan underneath, capable of holding a minimum of 2 quarts of fluid. I called the Stealer and they told me to use Smurf oil. In summer, I used it a couple times on a slick boat ramp. Remove the transfur case housing on your trans. The fluid also contains a better friction modifier.