How often should a 4 wheel drive fluid flush be done on a vehicle?
Be more specific, Are you talking about the transfer case, transmission, or front differential?
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Your post particularily interests me. First some general info: Throttle plate cleaning and air induction service seems to be needed about every 18,000 miles, in my experience. You can check your power steering fluid yourself and decide. Pull the dipstick out and wipe it on something white. If i…t's clear, you're okay, if it's discolored (brownish usually but translucent), then get it flushed. I am really curious to know about the EVAP Flush. I have never heard of it. Maybe there is something new that I'm not familiar with, but would be surprised as we are usually close to the cutting edge. Plese get more info about this, as I am at a loss. (MORE)
Answer . \nIt's call AutoTrac Fluid available at the GM dealer for about $8.00 a qt.
hello, to remove the brake rotors on a 2001, 1. jack and remove wheels; 2. there are two large bolts that hold the entire brake caliper on; on a 2001 they are 19mm. Get a cheater bar on it because they are well-torqued. 3. step #2 will allow you to remove the caliper assembly and tie it out of the w…ay. 4. you will now find two large Phillips (cross tip) screws hold the rotor on...remove them. 5. get the WD40 and spray the base of the lugs and around the bearing housing. 6. time for a big rubber mallet and you can pry gently while hitting...it will likely be rusted in place...don't loose patience it may take at little time to break it free. hope it helps. Joe FTI. the screws you removed in 4 are used to pop the rotor loose. Instead of prying and using a mallet, you will notice two threaded screw holes in the rotor (not the ones you took the screws out of. If you screw the screws your removed into these holes they will bottom against the flange on the other side of the rotor. Tighten them both, and the force will pop the rotor loose. This works like a charm and you don't have to pound on your bearing housing. (MORE)
Answer . \nFirst, you need to purchase a transmission filter and gasket kit and about 5 quarts of Mercon V transmission fluid. Make sure you get the right gasket, there are two transmissions for a 1997 Explorer. (one has 16 bolts for the pan and one has 18) Place an oil pan and a lot of newspaper… under the transmission. Make sure it is cool. Remove the catalytic converter heat shield from the lip around the transmission pan. It's clipped on. Remove the bolts from the front of the pan first. Loosen the rear ones, but don't remove them yet, because this way you can let the pan hang down and drain. The pan may need to be pried loose, but support it with your hands and be sure not to bend or damage the pan or gasket surface. May be very messy. Remove rear bolts. Clean pan with solvent, and also there should be a magnet in the pan to collect metal sludge. Clean it. Remove the old filter, held in by one screw, and a spacer and o-rings behind it. Put the new filter in, don't forget the spacer and new o-rings. Clean and dry the gasket surfaces and remove any old sealant or gasket. Replace the pan and heat shield and torque the bolts to 108-132 inch pounds. Be very careful to never get any dirt or debris in the transmission. Add fluid very slowly in filler tube and chech level often. After adding 3 1/2 to 4 quarts start engine and, while holding brake down, move through all the gears and return it to park. Check fluid level with dipstick with engine idling and transmission in park. Don't fill to operating level yet, leave it low because you won't get a true reading until you drive 15-20 minutes to warm it up. When its warm check the level again and add to the crosshatched area on the dipstick. It's very important not to overfill or underfill it because this will cause foaming and bad shifting and damage the transmission. (MORE)
First, check with any and all car manufacturers. You may be surprised that "flushing" is not recommended; or if it is, it will be at around 150,000 miles. And the so-called flushing has many detractors, many who say there is a good chance of engine destruction because of the flushing process. Consi…der that as long as the tran fluid is clear and pink, it doesn't need anything done to it. Flushing, in general, is asking for big time trouble. Defiantly agreed DO NOT FLUSH TRANSMISSION also ammaco in SLC UT 600s 300w Will scam you out of your money (MORE)
If you don't have an owners manual, try this... Answer The drain plug on the bottom says D2, which I assume stands for dexron 2. But being its not made anymore, you can use the current version of dexron 2 instead. You could also use ATF + 3, which is made by the makers of dexron... up to you, ne…ither will hurt the transmission. I have a 98 Cherokee 4x4 and I am about to change the transmission filter and fluid. From what the owners manual says, I should use dextron III or Mercon fluid, same as for the transfer case, ( if it's a NP231 case). I considered using Mobil 1 synthetic trans fluid, but it does indeed say on the back of the Mobil 1 container Mercon V. I don't believe that it is the same as the other Mercon I,II,III etc. but I may be wrong. I am going to stay with what the owners manual says. So I purchased Valvoline Dex/Merc fluid which coinsides with the owners manual. By the way, I believe that all jeep Cherokee's from 1993 and up to 2000, used AW4 4 speed transmission's. It's Japanese and is very strong, as is the Command-Trac NP231 4X4 transfer case, which is as American as apple pie, made in America by New Process. However, if you have a Cherokee with full time/part time 4X4 , then you have the NP242 transfer case. This case is a bit more complex than the NP231, so the fluid requirements may be different. (MORE)
EASY STEPS IN CHANGING TRANSMISSION FLUID & FILTER . ISSUES: Many quick lube oil change companies are using flushing machines to change the automatic transmission fluid. Using flushing machines does not address the need for cleaning the sediment in the transmission pan, cleaning the magnet inside… the transmission pan, or changing the transmission oil filter.. TECHNICAL DISCUSSION: Flushing machines are used to provide a quick transmission fluid change, however they do not address transmission pan cleanliness or filter changes. By taking the transmission pan off, sediment in the pan as well as the magnet can be cleaned, and the fluid filter can be changed. Manufacturers recommend a filter change with the oil change, and recommend against the use of flushing machines due to possible fluid contamination from pan sediment.. RECOMMENDATION: recommend transmission fluid and filter changes based on the following 14 steps. For a transmission pan and filter oil change follow steps 1 through 12 and 14, for a complete system flush and filter change, follow steps 1 through 14.. 1. Use the manufacturer procedures outlined in the ownerï¿½s manual for the correct transmission fluid, amount of fluid and transmission filter before starting the transmission and filter change procedure. Have these on hand when starting the fluid and filter change.. 2. For best results, transmission fluid should be at normal operating temperature before draining the fluid (Caution: fluid will be hot).. 3. With the engine off, position a drain pan under the transmission pan and drain the fluid by loosening the pan bolts. Loosen one corner more than the rest to direct the flow into the drain pan.. 4. Finish removing the transmission pan bolts, and lower the transmission pan down carefully (Some fluid is still in the transmission pan).. 5. Remove the old filter and discard. Most transmission filters are held in place with a bolt or two however, some are held by a clip. Make sure filter O-rings or seals are discarded with the filter.. 6. Install the new filter by using the same bolts or clips and use a new O-ring or seal (supplied with the new filter).. 7. Inspect the pan before cleaning. A small amount of fine gray clutch dust is normal. However, if you find metal shavings, there could be a mechanical malfunction or transmission damage.. 8. Clean the transmission pan thoroughly with solvent and wipe dry so there is no harmful residue. In some transmission pans there is also a magnet that should be cleaned and reinstalled in the same position in the transmission pan. Clean the transmission and transmission pan mating surfaces of all gasket material being careful not to damage the surfaces.. 9. Position the transmission pan gasket on the pan. Some gaskets have four holes slightly smaller than the rest to allow threading four bolts through the pan and through these smaller gasket holes to hold the gasket in place.. 10. Hand-tighten the transmission bolts in a crisscross pattern until snug. Use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts to the proper ft-lbs using the manufacturer recommended torque specifications.. 11. Refill the transmission through the dipstick fill hole using the amount shown as ï¿½refill capacityï¿½ in the ownerï¿½s manual or the AMSOIL ï¿½product Selection Guideï¿½ (G-50).. 12. If performing a transmission pan fluid replacement only, skip to instruction 14. If doing a complete transmission pan and torque converter fluid replacement, follow the steps in instruction 13.. 13. Follow these additional 5 steps for complete transmission pan and torque converter fluid replacement.. 1) Obtain the total transmission fluid capacity from the manufacturer or AMSOIL and have that amount of transmission fluid available. 2) Place a drain pan large enough to hold the total fluid capacity under the oil cooler. Disconnect the oil cooler lines from the oil cooler and direct the lines toward the drain pan. 3) With another person, be prepared to add ATF to the transmission fill hole (dipstick hole) at the approximate rate as the fluid is being pumped out the transmission line into the drain pan. 4) Start the engine, and as the old fluid is pumped out, add fresh fluid into the transmission fill hole. 5) When either the fluid color brightens or the total capacity has been replaced, shut the engine off and re-attach the oil cooler lines. All fluid in the transmission pan and torque converter has now been changed.. 14. With the vehicle on level ground recheck the fluid level using the manufacturer procedures outlined in the ownerï¿½s manual. Check the transmission and lines for leaks.. DISCLAMER: The automatic transmission fluid and filter change procedures are meant to serve as guidelines only. These guidelines do not take into consideration variations between vehicles. Changing transmission fluid should only be conducted by individuals with the proper mechanical knowledge and training. Personal injury and/or transmission problems can occur when the proper precautions are not followed. If in doubt, have your transmission serviced by individuals capable of performing this function. (MORE)
Answer . \nDepends on whether it is a manual or A/T. If it is an A/T it more than likely uses Dexron III. Check your owner's manual, or call a GM dealer to be sure
What fluid to use in a M5OD transmission . Mobil 1 ATF formulated for Mercon/Dexron III is good, but anything that is certified as "Mercon/Dexron III" compatible should be ok.
Wheel alaignment frequency . If you are noticing any uneven wear on outer edges or center of tread even though you have been diligent in keeping air pressures correct and have not hit a curb with any force or found a mega pothole. Also good idea before purchasing any new set of tires
My 97 vtec Honda prelude stalls out while I drive I had diagnostic done with oil change trans flush cooling flush I didnt have cash 4 radiator upp lower hoses PS flush etc. What is the malfunction?
try coil or I'm not sure but it night have an ignitor like the older hondas. Ignitor is located in the distributor,and nine outta ten times can not be purchased sepportaley
Should you flush the transmission fluid if it has not been done yet 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 125000 miles?
NO! \n. \nAbsolutly not. Drain all the fluid out, replace the filter, and pour in fresh fluid. Do not flush this transmission. It has too many miles on it for a flush. You may stir up trouble with a flush.\n. \n Also \n. \nI would add a second filter from The Magnefine Filter System as we…ll. (MORE)
Depends on Model \n. \nAutomatic Transmission, 4L80E Initial Fill 7.7 Qts \nTotal Fill ... 14.0 Qts [US, liquid] = 13.2489 liters\n. \nAutomatic Transmission, 4L60, 60E Initial Fill 5.0 Qts \nTotal Fill ... 11.0 Qts [US, liquid] = 10.4098 liters\n. \nCheck it out Here \n. \nHope This Helps.
Can you convert a 1998 2wheel drive jeep Cherokee into a 4 wheel drive and already have donor vehicle?
yes. you need to take out the front end and bolt it on. then take out te transfer case and front drive shaft.
In a 4 wheel drive vehicle RAV 4 which tires should be changed first the front or back if you can't buy all four at the same time?
Answer . Replace the ones with the least tread left. Put the new tyres on the rear.
4HI if you have to. 4LO should only be for very bad conditions where you could be stuck. If you can get by using only 2wd then do that. The least you use the 4WD the better, but it sure is very helpful when you need it.
It doesn't have a low range gear, so it's not a 4 wheel drive. It is more accurately known as all wheel drive.
The best way is to have the tranny flushed in order to get all the fluid out of the valve body and the torque converter.
Yes it is possible, but without a donor vehicle it would be very, very, expensive. Even with a donor vehicle it would be very labor intensive. My advice is forget this idea. Sell the 2wd and purchase a 4wd. Probably be cheaper in the long run and for sure less work.
If, as you say, it needs doing then it should be done as soon as possible. Brake fluid seldom needs changing though it does degenerate over time, mainly by absorbing moisture. The precise detail will be in your manual. The fluid reservoir needs checking topping up occasionally and certainly will… require it after a brake pad change. (MORE)
Most UK vehicles, the recommendation period is two years for mineral brake fluid. Silicon fluid should not need changing as it does not absorb water.
Usually by the time a puppy is 3 weeks old, they will start getting their baby teeth in! In my experience, the mothers I bred started weaning the puppies, when they were about 5-6 weeks old, because with the teeth and the puppies nursing, it starts to hurt the mother. Their nails also get long and s…harp and that also hurts mom, so it helps mom alot, if you keep them trimmed! You can start introducing puppy gruel to the puppies, when they are 3-4 weeks old, but they will still be nursing from mom also! (MORE)
it depends on what speed you are driving. with you put the transfer in low range(4L). You wiil notice that you wil not get the same speed onut of each gear. but you will feel a lot more torque.
Alignments the manufacture suggests every 6 months. I work at a place that does alignments and I only do them if I see irregular tire wear (might be too late at this point), or if the truck pulls, but the alignment could be out and the vehicle goes straight down the road. So there is no Good answer.… I would at least get an alignment done when new tires are installed and/or new front end parts are done. Hope this helps. (MORE)
Rear wheel drive vehicles are better able to deal with loads, that's why there are few, if any, front wheel drive pickup trucks, and zero front wheel drive commercial trucks.
I Would Just because it is better to be safe than sorry and have good traction.
yes you can but you have to make sure your transmission fit the transfer case
Yes it can be done, but is never a good idea. It is always less expensive to sell your existing 2WD and purchase a 4WD. yes you can bout it will be some money
doent matter if vehicle is all wheel drive or not. you should only change tires that are worn out,unless you got lots of money and just like to spend. tire companies will tell you to rotate and change new tires,because the more you buy, the more money they make. if it is not worn out, why change it… (MORE)
Well, not knowing what vehicle you're speaking of, I'll tell you a couple sure fire ways to figure this out. Firstly, look underneath your vehicle, is there a long cylinder running from the front of your vehicle to the rear end? If there's nothing running from the transmission or transfer case in… the front of your vehicle to the rear axle, it is front wheel drive. Another way to tell would be to pop the hood, if your motor looks like its sitting in the bay sideways, it is front wheel drive (exhaust manifolds will be on the front / back of the motor, instead of being on the left / right of it). (MORE)
Anything is possible with time, money and some serious modification. Front wheel drive vehicles are not designed to accept the dimensions of the parts that are needed for rear wheel drive. The engine compartment is designed to accept transverse (sideways) mounted engines not inline engines, there's …no transmission and driveshaft tunnel, a custom driveshaft would likely be required, there's no clearance for a rear differential, etc. Converting a front wheel drive vehicle to rear wheel drive would probably cost considerably more than buying a rear wheel drive vehicle. (MORE)
Generally every 30000 miles unless you have synthetic fluid, and the transfer case as well.
After having problems with seizing wheel cylinders and other brake problems due to moisture in the hydroscopic brake fluid, I started flush clean fluid through the brake systems of my vehicles every 2 years... Have not had a single corrosion (or any brake problem for that matter) since...
I reckon we need just a little bit more information than what you have given us.
The horsepower is probably the same output, but it won't be able to tow as much as a 2WD. The specifications of a GMC truck: http://www.gmc.com/sierra/2500HD/specsCapabilities.jsp
under the jeep your transfer case remove the bolt with an Allen hole in it with and Allen socket. the fluid should run out of the hole. if you remove the bottom bolt you will drain your transfer case. if you remove the top bolt then you will be able to check it and will not have to refil it.
All four tire need to be the same brand, size , and very similar in age for the 4wd to function properly.
With unidirectional tread tires, LR switches with LF, and RR switches with RF. With omnidirectional tread tires, the rear wheels are transferred forwards and remain on their original side, while the front tire are crossed over to their opposite rear side.
If they are of a similar size to the originals it will not hurt anything.
Just if you want to go into or out of ( 4 wheel drive low ) but not for the 4 wheel drive automatic setting
Only in very deep Sand or snow because u need alot more tourq to move
Fire hydrants should be flushed prior to every use, before the hose is connected. Most municipalities have a maintenance program in effect, whereby each fire hydrant is inspected, flushed, greased, and winterized(in cold climate areas) annually.
We had a 2000 Saturn L300 with an automatic that we towed for over 11,000 miles with all four wheels on the ground. I just had to put a switch on the fuse box which said. "To tow or To Go" not off and on. and left it in neutral. Speeds over 65 mph. So the following statement from the web is not true… for all automatics. "If you pull a vehicle with an automatic, it must have the drive wheels off the ground or disconnected (by removing the driveshaft), unless it is a 4 wheel drive. where you can put the transfer case in neutral". (MORE)
if you're driving on dry pavement you shouldnt be in 4WD in the first place because your front wheels will bind up. But if you're driving around town in snow or something where you need traction you should use 4 HIGH. 4 LOW shouldn't ever be used above like 20 MPH.
A few things to consider: . Each maker has a recommended service interval . Trucks that go through creeks and such may contaminate the fluid, it should be checked for contamination and changed as needed after each use. . Trucks that see sever duty, Off road, towing etc should be serviced much mor…e often that recommended by the maker. (MORE)
4 wheel drive high is used by most people in snowy weather for extra traction, but it will not provide enough traction for you to drive as you would in clear, dry weather. You should read your owners manual. Some 4WD vehicles should NOT be put into 4WD (high or low) on dry pavement, it will damage t…he vehicle's drive train. (MORE)
Four wheel drive or 4 by 4 are vehicles that have a drivetrain and are more commonly thought of as off road vehicles. Four wheel drives can drive over difficult terrains. Examples are the Mazda CX5, Mini Cooper S Countryman and Sabaru XV Crosstrek.
One can find used four-wheel drive vehicles in Mobile, Alabama at a local dealer. JoeBullardUsedCars, Springhill Toyota, and EthanHuntAuto are some used dealerships located in Mobile, Alabama.
Vehicles with four wheels are cars, buses and most carriages. Some smaller trucks also have four wheels. There are bicycles as well as motorcycles with four wheels, but the vast majority of these vehicles are only two-wheeled.
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