Ford recommends changing the transfer case fluid every 60,000 miles (normal or
severe service schedule)
The following is for a 1996 Explorer 4 WD (NOT AWD) -
Manual Transmission and Transfer Case Fluid
Checking the Manual Transmission Fluid
Clean the filler plug on the side of the case. Remove the filler plug. The fluid
level should be up to the bottom of the filler plug hole.
If additional fluid is required:
1. Add enough fluid through the filler plug hole to bring the level up to the
bottom of the hole. Use only fluid certified to meet Ford Motor Company
lubricant specification as listed under Refill Capacities, Motorcraft Parts, and
Lubricant Specifications, later in this chapter.
2. Replace the filler plug in its original position, making sure it is fully
4-Wheel Drive Transfer Case - 3.0 Pints (1.4 Liters)
Transfer Case (4x4 Only) - Motorcraft Mercon Automatic Transmission Fluid -
XT-2-QDX - Mercon
Mike Mayer wrote:
> Has anyone changed the transfer case fluid in a '96 XLT?
> Do the tranny and transfer case share the same supply of fluid?
> If not, does the transfer case take the same transmission fluid or is it
> some special grade?
> Easy to drain/refill?
> We have 120K on the truck and I figure it couldn't hurt to change the fluid.
> Mike >> Stay informed about: Transfer case fluid change? '96 XLT