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Dentyneice 11-14-2009 12:24 PM

rear differential fluid drain/fill plug location
 
Anyone know where the drain and fill spots are for changing out the rear differential fluid? I see 2 additional plugs by the oil drain plug but don't know what those are :iono:

FirstLSK 11-15-2009 06:58 AM

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View on the picture is from the drivers side rear wheel...



Just use your 3/8 ratchet.


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2SSjack 11-15-2009 11:23 AM

The plugs do not use sealant but do have a rubber gasket. Be carefull they don't slip off when you clean the muck off of them.

Michael_Js 11-20-2009 10:36 AM

Hi, I am trying to change my differential fluid and don't seem to have the correct Allen or Torx heads. Can you please let me know what size they are and if the drain size is the same as the fill plug?

Thanks!

Michael_Js 11-20-2009 11:34 AM

Ok, got it! Thanks guys! it was the end of the 3/8" ratchet (didn't understand the answer was already in this thread!)! Torque: 24 lbs. My service guy had also gotten back to me. Easy change to do, even with the Zoomer's exhaust!

Thanks again!
Michael J.

amphi 12-14-2009 11:25 AM

How much needs to go into the differential? exactly one quart? or one quart plus 2.5oz of friction modifier. I don't understand the manual very well. Seems they want you to add 2.5oz to the specified capacity, but would it then overfill? Thanks.

Michael_Js 12-14-2009 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by amphi (Post 1282773)
How much needs to go into the differential? exactly one quart? or one quart plus 2.5oz of friction modifier. I don't understand the manual very well. Seems they want you to add 2.5oz to the specified capacity, but would it then overfill? Thanks.

Just the 1 qt. total. You can't overfill it as it will just run out the fill hole. If you use Royal Purple, it already has the friction modifier in it. If you use something else, I suggest putting the friction modifier in first (since it comes in a very small container) then adding your Diff oil last.

midnighter 11-27-2010 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by FirstLSK (Post 1174972)
View on the picture is from the drivers side rear wheel...



Just use your 3/8 ratchet.


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Hmm, is there any special instrument neccessary for getting the axle fluid into that fill plug?

camaro52010 11-27-2010 10:02 AM

The 1 qt bottle will fit into the space horizontally as you squeeze the bottle, no pump needed, use the whole qt fluid will just start to run out the fill hole if car is level, reinstall plug, don't over tighten, you are done. 45 minutes.

midnighter 11-27-2010 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by camaro52010 (Post 2585102)
The 1 qt bottle will fit into the space horizontally as you squeeze the bottle, no pump needed, use the whole qt fluid will just start to run out the fill hole if car is level, reinstall plug, don't over tighten, you are done. 45 minutes.

Ok, thanks a million.


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