Transfer case leak after change/top off

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TheScarletRogue
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Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby TheScarletRogue » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:20 am

Ok, so I did a diff and transfer case oil change on my 2015 Roge AWD on Sunday, since then I can smell burning oil when I drive. I put it on the lift and took a look and no signs of leaks from the plugs, but there was oil on the exhaust heat shield (I cleaned it with a rag a brake parts cleaner after I changed it). When I filled it, I filled it untill oil just started to trickle out the fill hole. Was this correct?


Rogue Jarhead
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby Rogue Jarhead » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:49 am

If you don’t have any leaks just drive it. The oil smell will go away. Anytime you get oil on an exhaust component it takes a while to go away. Recheck after a 100 miles or so if the oil is back on the exhaust sheild where you cleaned it then you’ve got a leak.

Filling it till it starts to trickle out is correct, of course your vehicle needs to be level.

TheScarletRogue
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby TheScarletRogue » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:48 am

I found out that despite using the proper torque, the torque wrench was no good and the bolt just wasn't getting tight enough. while driving I guess the pressure was just enough to make a few drops here and there.

lesson learned, always check your tools lol

datechboss101
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby datechboss101 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:07 pm

Lol... You should invest in an impact gun lol... does the job 100x faster :D

akvanden
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby akvanden » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:23 am

Which are the drain and fill bolts on the 2014+? There is a 10mm drain on the driver side, but there is also what looks like a drain on just opposite of it on the passenger what would be easier to get at and not spill all over my exhaust. Also, I assume the fill is the square plug on the passenger side that my extension will just fit into?

akvanden
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby akvanden » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:39 pm

Anyone know?

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darylzero
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby darylzero » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:54 pm

akvanden wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:39 pm
Anyone know?
Here is your answer:

https://www.nicoclub.com/FSM/Rogue/2015%20Rogue/ma.pdf

PaulRios
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Re: Transfer case leak after change/top off

Postby PaulRios » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:24 am

Thanks for the help, Dary.


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