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#1 Old 01-29-2013, 12:18 AM
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Towing my 2001 4x4 MANUAL across country with all my stuff in a Penske.

When I disconnected the drive shaft and was securing it I accidentally pulled it out and about 1/3 - 1/2 a cup of fluid came out before I got it back in. Two questions:

1. What fluid is this? Transfer case or differential?

2. Can I still drive the Xterra temporarily (to run errands and then get the fluid) or will it be seriously damaged?

Due to time constraints am hoping I can drive the X for a day or two when I get into down, then replace the lost fluid this weekend.

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You should be OK as long as the DS was secured correctly during towing. How is/was the driveshaft secured during transport?

I assume you unbolted the driveshaft from the diff and then inadvertently pulled the slip joint end out of the transfer case, so T-case fluid.

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Ok great, thank you Kelly.

I used several bungees to hold the driveshaft up (right above the catalytic converter?) and a few more to hold it IN to the driveshaft so it doesn't pop out. Have done 1200 miles so far and it hasn't budged.

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Yeah just so long as the slip joint end was in during transport you should be good.

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