1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby swing [OP] » October 26th 2020, 6:01am

1) How do i know if i have a "shallow" pan or a stepped pan?

2) Is there a trans drainscrew, or do i have to just unscrew the pan and messy-drip & lower the pan

3) is it 11 quarts of Dex III?

4) what is the proper trans filter & gasket number for me

5) what does the xfer case use for fluid & its capacity.... and where is the drain for that?


Thanks!
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby sixsix » October 26th 2020, 1:29pm

Welcome swing - is this an Emergency?

If so, I can help you search for answers ( we are RWD over here ).
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby swing [OP] » October 26th 2020, 3:50pm

No emergency - just some general-questions as I prep for a first time fluid change myself
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby AstroWill » October 26th 2020, 7:11pm

Welcome!

All of that information is here.

Best place to start is 62994

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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby swing [OP] » October 27th 2020, 3:29am

I was hoping someone with experience could save me hours of searching on the 5 questions....?
I hope it not being presumptuous of me :)
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby AstroWill » October 27th 2020, 2:01pm

I mean if it takes you hours to search for those answers, I think you might be doing it wrong :rofl:

Please explain your search process, maybe we could help work out the bottlenecks and save you time for every other search you have for the rest of your life. The amount of time that could be saved in a lifetime could be HUGE!

Heck, the answer to your first question is in the question itself.

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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby swing [OP] » October 29th 2020, 4:04am

Lol - well, the first one is the easiest, assuming that the shallower pan doesnt also have its own "step"!

So if I start on #2 - I guess i would enter in the search box "transmission drain" "Tranny drain screw" " 2007 drain screw" - ?

Also - im not getting email alerts when people are replying - can someone help me to know where to flag that feature for this, and other, threads?
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby AstroWill » October 29th 2020, 2:30pm

LOL, yeah, those are good starting terms, just don't forget the word 'drain' when you are searching google for "Tranny drain screw", might not get the expected results. I prefer 'transmission drain plug'. On the right hand side up next to the first post you can subscribe to the topic, but they can sometimes be hit/miss on the notifications.

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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby markmitch » October 29th 2020, 3:40pm

the step pan is the deeper pan and here is a picture , you will have to get under the van and look its the only way to know. if you have the deep pan this is rockauto pn RAYBESTOS POWERTRAIN 515704
if you have the shallow pan then this is rockauto pn ACDELCO TF289
dexron 3 for the transmission. your transfer should be a BW 4472 which I was told uses dexron 3 also.
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby swing [OP] » October 29th 2020, 5:53pm

Super helpful!! THANKS!
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Re: 1997 AWD - can you assist re my trans/ xfer case

Postby sixsix » October 29th 2020, 10:44pm

It is a lot easier to use your favorite search engine for threads here...

Just include this in your search string in g00gull for example:

" astrosafari.com "

It will find 'Multiple Term' searches better.
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