98 AWD transfer questions

98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » September 27th 2020, 5:37pm

OK so this 98 is suppose to be a np4472 transfer and even says so on the tag but it has autotrac2 fluid coming out of it? Anyone seen this before? It says in my manual it is suppose to have transmission fluid in it?
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby Rinny » September 27th 2020, 5:42pm

What does the tag on the case say?
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby AstroWill » September 27th 2020, 6:12pm

markmitch wrote:OK so this 98 is suppose to be a np4472 transfer and even says so on the tag

Looks like a duck, walks like a duck, talks like a duck.

markmitch wrote:but it has autotrac2 fluid coming out of it? Anyone seen this before?

Yep, definitely seen people use the wrong fluid before.
markmitch wrote:It says in my manual it is suppose to have transmission fluid in it?

Yep, so when you refill, you know what to use.

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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » September 27th 2020, 7:58pm

OK so someone put the wrong fluid in it then. I hope I won't have to use this transfer but we shall see. I want to go with a 4x4 transfer but it seems they are kinda scare right now here in norcal. I am waiting for the pick n pull to do a 50% off sale to go and try to locate one. Is there any way to tell if its good inside without pulling it apart. Thanks for the info guys!
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby Leeann_93 » September 28th 2020, 11:00pm

AutoTrak 2 won't damage a 4472, but I wouldn't put it back in. Dexron is what you want.

If it came out still looking blue with no black or swirly metal in it, you're probably fine.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby MechBob » September 29th 2020, 2:23am

AutoTrak 2 is basically just full synthetic auto trans fluid with a bit more clutch additives in it. It is a bit thinner,but has better lubricating properties.It is actually a good choice for any T/C that uses ATF,and is approved to be used in other manufacturers automatic transfer cases.There are at least 3 other manufacturers that make an approved version,but from what I have seen,cheaper to get the GM stuff.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby AstroWill » September 29th 2020, 2:51am

Leeann_93 wrote:AutoTrak 2 won't damage a 4472, but I wouldn't put it back in. Dexron is what you want.

If it came out still looking blue with no black or swirly metal in it, you're probably fine.


Yep, not going to damage it, but no reason to pay a premium for no additional benefit.

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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby MechBob » September 29th 2020, 3:36am

Will, it does have benefits.It lubricates much better,esp,the chain and sprockets, and has lots more anti-oxidation properties.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » October 27th 2020, 5:07pm

I am going to use this transfer at least for now, reason being I am suppose to be moving next spring so I need to get the swap done over the winter. So being that I need to do this its easier to put it together stock for now then to try to find the drive shafts and the transfer and part associated. I need to know what the seals are and where I can get them for the stock adapter that came off the transmission/transfer. I attempted to look for them but only found one. both sides requires a gasket. This was between the 4l60E and the BW4472
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby tungtide » October 27th 2020, 5:43pm

As far as gaskets go. Pre-formed are great, but on many occasions I make my own. I use either gasket paper or rubberized material. It’s pretty simple and no waiting.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » October 27th 2020, 8:20pm

Great -thanks for the info
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » October 27th 2020, 10:38pm

I have the wrong adapter this is for the 4l60E and does not fit my 700R4.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » October 28th 2020, 3:33am

The adapter shown is the wrong one for my application so its for sale 50 bucks so I can buy the correct one.
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Re: 98 AWD transfer questions

Postby markmitch [OP] » October 28th 2020, 10:09pm

Well ebay is screwed up so the last adpater I found may be sold before i can even place an order. I hate ebay! full of crooks and losers and apparently bad tech folks running things to boot.
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