Transmission Fluid
Ford Explorer
Ford Explorer XLT

Is the transfer case right in front of the transmission on a 1998 Ford Explorer XLT 4.0 4x4 and how do you check the fluid?


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The transfer case is behind the transmission and your front and back driveshafts are connected to the transfer case. To check the fluid level the vehicle must be level ( on a hoist is nice)

Clean the filler plug - the upper most plug on the rear of the transfer

case. Use a 3/8 ratchet turning counter clockwise to remove the filler plug Fluid should be up to the bottom of the filler plug hole, if not add

the recommended fluid until it is reinstall the filler plug making sure it is fully seated check for leaks