Engines ranged from 292 straight 6 to 350, 400, 454 V-8's. Clean and… Actual mileage vs. The power steering fluid as if you are peering into the hood is on the right side of the engine, and closer towards the front of the engine. Back to: Chuck's Chevy Truck Pages. Does anyone know what the transmission fluid capacity is? The 79 model year was the last year for Np203 full time 4wd. It has the original 350 motor.
Oil takes shock loads better, clings better. . Be careful; the oil will be hot. Came out to a pool of gear oil. As DustyRusty stated, the 203 uses 30 weight motor oil, 80w gear oil is what is called for in the 205.
Check your owners manual if you have one. The rear output shaft seal was leaking so I decided to change it. Semi Float 14 bolt: This axle while less strong than its 1 ton full floater brother, is none the less strong. I run royal purple gear oil in my 205 now that the seal is fixed. I can say with good authority that the older model transfer cases will come as rebuilt transfer cases only.
Last year Np205 could be ordered with auto trans. Same reason you try and keep your tranny cooler and increase it's life. The axle shaft spline is 30 spline, and this axle is rated at hauling over 10,000 lbs. Use care not to overtighten the plug. I don't remember the capacity but the dealership would have this information.
Lets see if anyone remembers this. Gear oil is recommended but if mixing occurs with the tranny, it causes problems. Josh I owned a really trick '85 Silverado 1500 4x4 back in the '80s and I am pretty sure that transfer case called for automatic transmission fluid. The 203 used a very thin adaptor plate, and no coupler at all. This came standard with Dana 60 front axle, choice of 400 turbo trans, with Np203 full time 4x4. Capacity: Cooling System, Initial Fill. Even then, it still got such a bad rap, that guys would jerk them out, and install 350's or 400's for more reliability.
When in high or low lock, the transfer case differential turns the front and rear axles at the same speed. When checking gear lube, the fluid should just start to ooze out the fill hole. There are three gear-selector positions, plus neutral. This axle gets its name. This T-case is nearly identical to the Np208. Unlike the Sm465, which was offered in all truck models. Four-wheel-drive is available in a low range of 1.
From what I was told long ago. . The Np208 was able to shift on the fly at up to speeds of 25mph, the range box featured a light. We have compiled the handy chart below to help you select the correct Transfer Case Fluid for your Ford 4x4. .
The case has no drain plug. Lubes the chain, the friction clutches would be the key factor. It is obvious that I have worked on many of the above transfer cases or I would not have such a detailed memory of them. It feels like dumb question time! I swapped out the full time 4x4 drive flanges and installed the factory External bolt on Spicer hubs. Gear oil is recommended but if mixing occurs with the tranny, it causes problems. Contaminated fluid will decrease the life of the transfer case and should be replaced. There's only two obvious places to pour fluid into on this side of the engine, and this one is the lower of the two places.
Anybody have the detailed explanation of why each case takes what it does? You can tell by the type of 4x4 knob used. The way I see it, keep it as cool as you can with every part still getting the proper amount of lubrication. If the truck is exposed to extremely dusty or muddy conditions, the oil should be changed at 1,000 mile intervals. Does your truck have lock-out hubs? How would I know what tc I have and how would I go about draining and refilling it? By the mid 1980's they were becoming more popular. If you put two gaskets on the filter you will draw air into the system and ruin the transmission. The Np208 did come with an excellent Low range ratio of 2. Diff cover needs to be removed to drain.
It is recommended that if no maintenance schedule has been followed, in regards to transmission, after 75k+ you should think about replacing fluid. Have it inspected and repaired. You get the idea here, I have been a transmission repair person for over 30 years. This thread will help identify what you have: Also welcome to the site. Just to the right and slightly above the fill hole. This particular 208 lever is out of an 85-87 truck.