Ford Explorer: Transfer Case / General Procedures - Transfer Case Draining and Filling

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Powertrain / Automatic Transmission / Transfer Case / General Procedures - Transfer Case Draining and Filling


  1. With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
    Refer to: Jacking and Lifting - Overview (100-02 Jacking and Lifting, Description and Operation).
  1. If equipped.
    Torque: 21 lb.ft (28 Nm)
    1. Remove the drain plug and drain the fluid.
    1. Clean the drain plug and the area around drain plug.
    1. Install the drain plug.
      Torque: 142 (16 Nm)


    1. Clean the fill plug and the area around fill plug. Remove the fill plug.
    1. Fill the transfer case fluid.
    1. Install the fill plug.
      Torque: 142 (16 Nm)

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