Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Gear Oil Types

When shopping for Ram 1500 transfer case fluid, many owners wonder what type of transfer case fluid their specific Ram model uses. Blauparts is here to help! In this blog article, we explain the types of 2002-2022 Ram 1500 transfer case fluid specifications. This will help you figure out the correct Ram 1500 transfer case fluid type, fluid part numbers, and fill capacities needed when changing your Ram 1500 transfer case fluid.

How to Find Your Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type?

Currently, in the United States, there are five different transfer case fluid types used in various Ram 1500 makes and models. The type of transfer case fluid you will need for a fluid change will depend on either the exact model year of your Ram 1500 or the transfer case type. The five transfer cases and their corresponding transfer case fluids use different Mopar fluid part numbers, specifications, viscosity, and formulation types. Below you will find informative technical tips and information to help you confirm which transfer case fluid you will need for your Ram 1500 transfer case fluid change, the transfer case fluid change capacities, and the recommended fluid change interval.

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Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specification Guide

BW48 BorgWarner Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type

Ram started using the BorgWarner 48-11 and 48-12 transfer cases in 2019 and newer Ram 1500 4WD models. 2019 onward Ram 1500 Classic models still use the BW44 transfer case. See 'BorgWarner BW44 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type' below for BW44 transfer case fluid information. The BW48-11 transfer case is an active or on-demand 2-speed 4WD transfer case with automatic engagement. This allows for a variable or adaptive 4WD engagement depending on what the system senses in tire traction, changing road surfaces, and different weather conditions. The adaptive BW48-11 4WD transfer case also minimizes wheel chatter while turning and driving on variating road conditions from snowy, wet, to dry surfaces.

The BW48-12 transfer case would be considered more of a standard 4WD system. This system allows for conventional part-time 4WD with on and off features and should be engaged when driving conditions are consistently slippery or off-roading.

Currently, the BW48-13 transfer case is specific to the 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX model. The 48-13 features a full-time 4x4 system with standard functions like 4WD Auto, 4WD Low, and 4WD High. The 4WD high and 4WD low lock all wheels to optimize slippery or offroad traction. The 4WD transfer case system also allows for a variety of settings and modes depending on driving situations or conditions.

The BW48 transfer cases were likely introduced in 2019 onward Ram 1500 models to improve reliability and heavy-duty performance. The BW48 transfer cases are designed with internal parts to accommodate higher torque loads for increased payload and heavy towing conditions.

What type of BW48 Ram 1500 transfer case fluid do I use?

Follow the manufacturers' transfer case fluid change suggestions. The owner's manual in the 2019 Ram 1500 recommends the BW 48-11 and 48-12 use a BW44 type transfer case fluid part number 68089195AA, 68049954AA, or 68049954AC for servicing and changing the transfer case fluid.

For 2019 and earlier Ram 1500 models, the question of what transfer case fluid to use is clear. Just reference your owner's manual and it tells you the Mopar transfer case fluid type or name needed for a transfer case fluid change. These recommended Mopar transfer case fluids can easily be referenced and sourced by part numbers and used accordingly.

However, for the 2020-2022 models, many may have noticed a change in the Ram 1500 owners' manual printing. The manual we found now recommends the use of two different transfer case fluid types depending on which transfer case you have in your truck. The manuals indicate the vehicle could have either a BorgWarner 48-11 or 48-12 transfer case model number.

Currently, the 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX doesn't reference any transfer case fluid change information, or the fluids recommended. This suggests they want you to contact the OEM parts network requesting the type of fluid needed for a transfer case fluid change.

Ravenol Transfer Case Fluid BW44 Fully Synthetic 1L
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$28.95

Ram 1500 BW48 Transfer Case Fluid and Change Kit Features

  • Developed as an improved BorgWarner transfer case fluid based on fully synthetic PAO (Poly-alpha-olefin) with special additive and inhibition. See Ravenol.de oil tests for improved benefits
  • Meets or exceeds Mopar transfer case fluid part number quality levels where part numbers 68049954AC, 68049954AA, and 68089195AA are recommended
  • Balanced coefficient friction and good lubricating ability even at very low temperatures in winter
  • Highly stable viscosity index, oxidation stability, protection against wear, corrosion, and foaming
  • Neutral towards sealing materials, non-ferrous metals, and friction materials

2019-2022 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for BorgWarner 48-11 Transfer Case

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 owners manual references transfer case 48-11 Active on Demand 2 speed Transfer Case (With 4WD Auto) - We recommend you use MOPAR transfer case lubricant for Borg Warner 44-44 and 44-45
  • The 2020-2022 Ram 1500 owners manual references transfer case 48-11 Active on Demand 2 speed Transfer Case (With 4WD Auto) - Mobil Fluid LT
  • Please note, according to recent OEM part catalog lookups and vehicle fitment lists, the recommended 2019-2022 Ram 1500 48-11 transfer case fluid is part number 68049954AC. Confirm with your dealer

2019-2022 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for BorgWarner 48-12 Transfer Case

  • The 2019 Ram 1500 owners manual references transfer case - 48-12 Part-Time 2 speed Transfer Case (Without 4WD Auto) - We recommend you use MOPAR transfer case lubricant for Borg Warner 44-45, 44-46, 44-47, 44-48 and Pre 2016 44-44
  • The 2020-2022 Ram 1500 owners manual references transfer case - 48-12 Part-Time 2 speed Transfer Case (Without 4WD Auto) - Shell Spirax S2 ATF A389
  • Please note, according to recent OEM part catalog lookups and vehicle fitment lists, the recommended 2019-2022 Ram 1500 48-12 transfer case fluid is part number 68049954AC. Confirm with your dealer

2021 - 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for BorgWarner 48-13 Transfer Case

  • Currently, the 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX owners manual does not give any transfer case fluid recommendations. The Ram TRX is equipped with the 48-13 transfer case and according to recent OEM part lookup vehicle fitment lists, the recommended Ram 1500 TRX transfer case fluid is part number 68049954AC
  • Transfer Case fluid part number 68049954AC replaces 68049954AA

How to confirm the correct type of Ram 1500 transfer case fluid?

Important Note Regarding Conflicting Transfer Case Fluid Information: Several OEM part lookup and vehicle fitment lists are recommending transfer case fluid part numbers 68049954AC, 68049954AA, 68089195AA for all Ram 1500 48-11, 48-12, and 48-13 transfer cases. Ram 1500 owners questioning the transfer case fluid type such as Mobil LT or Shell Spirax S2 ATF A389 fluid references should contact the dealer. Provide your dealer with your vehicle make and model along with your VIN hoping they will tell you which Mopar transfer case fluid part number you need for your vehicle.

Another option is to go to a reliable online Mopar dealer selling genuine parts and look up your vehicle to find the recommended fluid. For 2020-2022 models we can only assume they will suggest using one of these Mopar transfer case lubricant part numbers 68089195AA, 68049954AA, or 68049954AC (Note: 68049954AA has been replaced by the latest part number 68049954AC).

2020-2022 Ram 1500 using any of the above parts numbers BorgWarner 48-11 and 48-12 or BW-13 transfer cases can use RAVENOL BW44 Fluid as an improved full synthetic replacement.

Important Note Regarding Conflicting Transfer Case Fluid Information: 2020-2022 Ram 1500 owners who search their owner manual in a quest to find out what transfer case fluid to use will be prompted to confirm what transfer case is in their truck (either a 48-11 or 48-12). You can find the transfer case ID number by examining the transfer case and finding the ID label on it. You’ll then likely do an online search, for either the recommended Mobil Fluid LT or Shell Spirax S2 ATF A389 fluids only to find out these are typically only available in bulk and special-order items from oil distributors. You might also search online and find a lot of discussion on the subject only to be confused and frustrated even more by a variety of different fluid recommendations and suggestions. We always suggest using the specific fluid specifications and part number recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.

Model Fitment for BW48 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid

Part Numbers: 68089195AA, 68049954AA, and 68049954AC. Note: The following year, make, and model fitment information is current as of 3-23-2022.

  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Hemi with 48-11 or 48-12 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Pentastar with 48-11 or 48-12 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 3.6 Liter 24 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Eco Diesel with 48-11 or 48-12 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 3.0 Liter 24 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX with 48-13 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 6.2 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine

BW48 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.3 liter - 1.8 quarts for the BorgWarner 48-11 or 48-12 transfer case
  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.8 liters or 1.9 quarts for the BorgWarner 48-13 transfer case

Ram 1500 BorgWarner BW 44 Transfer Case

BW44 BorgWarner Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type

In the United States, the 4WD Ram 1500 started using a BorgWarner transfer case in the model year 2011. Along with this new transfer case is the new recommended Ram 1500 BW44 type transfer case fluid part numbers 68089195AA, 68049954AA, or 68049954AC. The BorgWarner transfer case fluid is a new formulation compared to the standard ATF that has been previously recommended in many older Ram 1500 4WD models. Our Transfer case fluid for the Ram BorgWarner transfer case meets part number 68089195AA, 68049954AA, and 68049954AC specifications and is specifically formulated for improved transfer case performance, longevity, and function. Unlike some other vehicle makes, it is not identified with a GL (gear lube) specification or ATF specification which is recommended for older vehicle transfer cases.

We suspect the main reason Ram chose to update to the newer BorgWarner transfer case and fluid in the Ram trucks was to improve the overall efficiency of the vehicle driveline. Using the more modern and sophisticated transfer case design improved and lowered the rolling resistance of the vehicle. The modern transfer case requires a fluid to match that design. Our RAVENOL BW44 transfer case fluid for the Ram BorgWarner transfer case is a fully synthetic, high-performance transfer case fluid that prevents lubrication breakdown and viscosity deterioration. RAVENOL BW44 specifically offers improved high-temperature fluid shear stability and improved fluid flow to key areas of the transfer case, especially for cold climate environments. The fully synthetic formulation allows for less dynamic drag inside the transfer case resulting in improved fuel economy. All these benefits result in less wear and tear on internal parts. To learn more about the benefits of using the RAVENOL BW44 Transfer Case Fluid check out the RAVENOL oils tests and comparisons.

Some may still choose to use alternative transfer case fluid options or generic ATFs for the BorgWarner 44 transfer cases even though the Ram 68089195AA, 68049954AA, or 68049954AC transfer case fluid part numbers are specified. We always suggest using a fluid that is in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations as noted in service and owners manuals. In this case, Ram specifically recommends the use of a BW44 transfer case type fluid in accordance with one of three-part numbers. 68089195AA, 68049954AA, or 68049954AC. Using the suggested fluid specification will ensure proper fluid formulation, additives, and base oils achieve the best-intended lubricating characteristics for your transfer case. This will allow for the greatest transfer case reliability, long-term performance, and the best transfer case usability and function.

Ravenol Transfer Case Fluid BW44 Fully Synthetic 1L
Rating:
94%
$28.95

Ram 1500 BW44 Transfer Case Fluid and Change Kit Features:

  • Developed as improved BorgWarner transfer case fluid based on fully synthetic PAO (Poly-alpha-olefin) with special additive and inhibition. See Ravenol.de oil tests for improved benefits.
  • Meets or exceeds Mopar transfer case fluid part number quality levels where part numbers 68049954AC, 68049954AA, and 68089195AA are recommended.
  • Balanced coefficient friction and good lubricating ability even at very low temperatures in winter.
  • Highly stable viscosity index, oxidation stability, protection against wear, corrosion, and foaming.
  • Neutral towards sealing materials, non-ferrous metals, and friction materials.

2011-2022 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for BorgWarner BW44 Transfer Case:

The Ram 1500 BorgWarner transfer case fluid can be identified by more than one part number. As many know Ram or FCA has several divisions that operate in a variety of regions worldwide to support their automotive network.

Since the introduction of the BorgWarner transfer case in the Ram 1500, they have used different versions along with different fluid part numbers. These different Ram transfer case fluid part numbers are dependent on the regional location, country, or era.

RAVENOL Transfer Case Fluid BW44 is an improved replacement for all Ram BorgWarner transfer case fluid part numbers, transfer case types, and models listed below.

  • BorgWarner Transfer Case Fluid for BW44-40, BW44-44, BW44-45, BW44-46, BW44-47, and BW44-48 type transfer cases
  • Dodge Ram models requiring transfer case fluid specification or part number 68049954AC, 68089195AA, or 68049954AA

Model Fitment for BW44 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid

  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Classic Hemi with BW44 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Classic Pentastar with BW44 BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 3.6 Liter 24 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2013-2018 Ram 1500 Hemi - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2013-2018 Ram 1500 Pentastar - 4WD 3.6 Liter 24 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2014-2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel - 4WD 3.0 Liter 24 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2013-2013 Ram 1500 - 4WD 4.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 Hemi with BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine (Confirm transfer case type)
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 with BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 4.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine (Confirm transfer case type)
  • 2011-2011 Ram 1500 with BorgWarner transfer case - 4WD 3.7 Liter 12 Valve V6 Engine (Confirm transfer case type)

Note: The 2011-2012 Ram 1500 models had a mix of different transfer case model numbers. Either a BW44, NV24 (NV241 / NV243 / NV244 / NV271 / NV273) or NV246 type transfer case. These transfer cases use three different transfer case fluids. 2011-2012 Ram 1500 owners should confirm which transfer case they have before buying the corresponding transfer case fluid. This will ensure you use the correct transfer case fluid type during your fluid change. 2013 onward Ram 1500 owners do not need to confirm transfer case types.

Note: This blog article specifically discusses the use of BW44 transfer case fluid in the Ram 1500 4WD models. However, our RAVENOL Transfer Case Fluid BW44 is also used in Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 models with the BorgWarner transfer case. To see exact model fitment information for Ram 2500 and 3500 models use our online catalog to select your vehicle.

BW44 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Classic transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.4 liters or 1.47 quarts
  • 2011-2018 Ram 1500 transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.4 liters or 1.47 quarts

NV24 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type

This transfer case fluid information applies to the New Venture NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, and NV273 type transfer cases. This excludes NVG246/NV246 type transfer cases. For NVG246 transfer case fluid information see the title heading below.

In the United States, the 4WD Ram 1500 started using the NV24 type transfer cases in the 2012 and older models. The 2011 and 2012 models had a mixed installation of transfer cases. These could have either a BorgWarner BW44, NV24, or the least popular NVG246 transfer case. A small percentage of Ram 1500 models from 2006 to 2012 were available with the NVG246 type transfer case. If you have a Ram 1500 from model 2006-2012, we recommend confirming your transfer case type before ordering fluid.

Ram recommends the use of a licensed ATF+4® MS-9602 specification fluid for the NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, and NV273 type transfer case fluid change. This is an ATF for the transfer case. The MS-9602 spec fluid is a different formulation or type of fluid compared to the other transfer cases that recommend universal ATFs, gear oils, or the above-mentioned BW44 fluid. RAVENOL ATF+4® transfer case fluid for the Ram NV24 transfer case is a licensed and approved ATF+4® MS-9602 specification ATF and meets dozens of OEM part number quality levels such as 68218057AC, 68218057AA, 68218057AB, 5013457AA, 5142893AA, 68234631AA, 68234631AB, 68218057CA, 68218058CA, 68218054CA, 05013458AA, 04798234, 04741729, 04773591, 04467724, 05010125AC, 05013458MA, 05010125AA, 04773591AC, 05093764AA, 04467722, 5013458AA, 68218054GA, 680474406MA, 68087385EA, 68218058GA, 05013458AA, 05103531EA, 05013458GA, 68218057GA, 05013457AA, 05103527EA, and 05013457GA.

The RAVENOL ATF+4® is formulated with specific additives, and base oils, meeting very specific lubricity parameters intended for the NV24 type transfer case applications. Formulated for maximum wear protection in all operating conditions. Improved transfer case engagement quality due to consistent fluid viscosity profile. Improved cold temperature lubrication. Extensively tested with longer fluid change intervals of about 100,000 miles of 160,000 km. To learn more about the benefits of using RAVENOL ATF+4® see our online catalog.

Some may still choose to use alternative transfer case fluid options or general multi-vehicle ATF formulations for the Ram NV24 transfer case fluid. We feel this is a risky decision. In accordance with the vehicle manufacturer, Ram recommends the use of an approved or licensed ATF+4® MS-9602 spec fluid in the NV24 transfer cases. This will ensure the best NV24 transfer case function. Using an approved and licensed ATF+4® formulation will ensure the correct transfer case lubricating characteristics and conditions are met. This will achieve the best performance results and longevity for internal transfer case parts and intended transfer case design or functions. This will offer the best transfer case longevity and minimize long-term mechanical issues.

Ram 1500 NV24 Transfer Case Fluid and Change Kit Features

  • Approved transfer case fluid ATF+4® License-No. 40630041 FCA US LLC (formerly: Chrysler Group LLC)
  • Extensively tested with longer fluid change intervals of about 100,000 miles (or 160,000 km)
  • Formulated for maximum wear protection in all operating conditions
  • Better transfer case engagement quality through a consistent viscosity profile
  • Improved cold temperature lubrication

2002-2012 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for NV24 Transfer Case

The Ram 1500 NV24 ATF+4® transfer case fluid can be identified by more than one part number. As many know, Ram or FCA has several divisions that operate in a variety of regions worldwide to support their automotive network. Since the introduction of the New Venture transfer case in the Ram 1500, different versions along with different fluid part numbers have been used.

The different Ram transfer case fluid part numbers are dependent on the regional location, country, or era.

RAVENOL ATF+4® Fluid is a replacement for all Ram New Venture transfer case fluid part numbers, transfer case types, and models listed below.

  • New Venture transfer case fluid for NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 type Ram transfer cases
  • Dodge Ram 1500 models require transfer case fluid type ATF+4® MS-9602
  • Dodge Ram 1500 models requiring transfer case fluid part number 68218057AC, 68218057AA, 68218057AB, 5013457AA, 5142893AA, 68234631AA, 68234631AB, 68218057CA, 68218058CA, 68218054CA, 05013458AA, 04798234, 04741729, 04773591, 04467724, 05010125AC, 05013458MA, 05010125AA, 04773591AC, 05093764AA, 04467722, 5013458AA, 68218054GA, 680474406MA, 68087385EA, 68218058GA, 05013458AA, 05103531EA, 05013458GA, 68218057GA, 05013457AA, 05103527EA, or 05013457GA

Model Fitment for NV24 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid

  • 2011-2011 Ram 1500 with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 transfer case - 4WD 3.7 Liter 12 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 transfer case - 4WD 4.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 Hemi with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 transfer case - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 transfer case - 4WD 3.7L 12 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 transfer case - 4WD 4.7L 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NV241, NV243, NV244, NV271, NV273 Transfer Case - 4WD 5.7L 16 Valve V8 Engine

Note: The 2006-2012 Ram 1500 models had a mixed installation of transfer cases. Either a BW44, NV24 (NV241/NV243/NV244/NV271/NV273), or NV246 type transfer case. These transfer cases use three different transfer case fluids. 2006-2012 Ram 1500 owners should confirm which transfer case they have before purchasing the corresponding transfer case fluid. This will ensure you use the correct transfer case fluid type during your fluid change.

Note: The NVG246 does not use the ATF+4® specification fluid in the transfer case. Part number 05179014AA or specification MS-9602-F is required for the NVG246 type transfer case.

Note: This blog article specifically discusses the use of NV24 transfer case fluid in the Ram 1500 4WD models. However, our RAVENOL ATF+4® is also used in Ram 2500, 3500, 4500, and 5500 models with the NV24 transfer case. To see exact model fitment information for Ram 2500 and 3500 models use our online catalog to select your vehicle.

NV24 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.89 liters or 2.0 quarts
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.89 liters or 2.0 quarts

NVG246 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Type

The Ram 1500 4WD model was also offered with the NVG246 transfer case. This was one of the least popular transfer cases. This was available from the manufacturing year 2006 to 2012. The recommended transfer case fluid for the NVG246 transfer case is different from the ATF+4® specification and BW44 transfer case fluids.

Note: Currently, our NVG246 transfer case fluid option is under development. Check back often for an updated NVG246 transfer case fluid recommendation.

2006-2012 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Specifications and Part Numbers used for NVG246 Transfer Case

  • New Venture Gear Transfer Case Fluid for NVG246 type transfer cases
  • Dodge Ram models require NVG246 transfer case fluid specification MS-9602-F or part number 5179014AA

Model Fitment for NVG246 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid

  • 2011-2011 Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 3.7 Liter 12 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 4.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2011-2012 Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 5.7 Liter 16 Valve V8 Hemi Engine
  • 2006-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 3.7L 12 Valve V6 Engine
  • 2006-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 4.7L 16 Valve V8 Engine
  • 2006-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 with NVG246 transfer case - 4WD 5.7L 16 Valve V8 Engine

Note: The 2006-2012 Ram 1500 models had a mixed installation of transfer cases. Either a BW44, NV24 or NVG246 type transfer case. 2006-2012 Ram 1500 owners should confirm which transfer case they have before purchasing the corresponding transfer case fluid. This will ensure you use the correct transfer case fluid type during your fluid change.

NVG246 Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2006-2012 Ram 1500 4WD NVG246 transfer case fluid fill capacity is 1.9 liters or 2.0 quarts

Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Change Intervals

When should you change your Ram 1500 center transfer case fluid? While it's always best to follow the manufacturers' recommendations, changing the fluid from around 80,000 miles to 90,000 miles should be acceptable under normal driving conditions. However, depending on your driving style the transfer case fluid could be changed more often. For example, if the vehicle sees aggressive driving, high horsepower applications (TRX models), full-time consistent 4WD engagement, off-roading, and frequent trailer pulling you should service the center transfer case fluid more often and as early as every 50,000 miles - 60,000 miles. Also, if you are using a cheaper non-synthetic name brand of fluid, you should change it more often. Abiding by recommended transfer case fluid change intervals and recommendations noted here can eliminate and minimize transfer case mechanical issues and costly repairs.

Why Should Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Be Changed?

The Ram 1500 center transfer case has a considerable number of internal parts turning at high speeds. This includes bearings, sprockets, gears, gear pulleys, clutch materials, and chains. These internal parts rely solely on the transfer case fluids lubrication film strength for protection and longevity. Through use the center transfer case fluid experiences excessive shear loads and excessive heat cycles. In time these heat cycles and excessive loads can degrade and deplete the lubricating properties and film strength of the fluid found in the center transfer case. Continued use of old transfer case fluid over an extended period will result in excessive transfer case bearing, bearings, sprockets, gear pulleys, chain wear, and eventual part failure. Therefore, performing regular transfer case fluid changes is important. Changing the center transfer case fluid as regular routine maintenance will greatly extend the life of the transfer case, minimize driveline noises, poor 4WD engagement, chatter, and vibrations due to wear, and ensure the transfer case unit receives reliable clean lubrication.

Why Choose RAVENOL Transfer Case Fluid for Your Ram?

Ram Transfer Case Fluids and Gear Oils - RAVENOL Made In Germany

  • Specifically engineered for BorgWarner BW44 transfer cases
  • Licensed and approved OEM quality levels (as noted on select fluids)
  • Engineered with improved lubricating properties
  • Highest quality fully synthetic PAO formulations
  • Longer oil changes intervals and extended service life
  • Better wear protection and improved fuel economy
  • 100% made and bottled in Germany!

Ram 1500 Transfer Case Fluid Licensed


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