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How do change the differential oil?

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Loosen the lower bolts on the cover to drain the differential,remove all bolts,remove cover and clean cover, replace gasket or silicon, replace cover and tighten bolts to spec or snug + 1/4 turnrefill with proper fluid.

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you should only change any diff when damaged or if a different ratio is required and being a 4wd both diffs would need replacing with change of ratio, oil in the diffs should be checked regularly and oil changed every 20,000kms sooner if used in harsh condition

Dec 16, 2013 | 1999 Toyota 4Runner

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My car feels sluggish they changed rear differential fluid someone said there is front and rear ita a 2003 Nissan murano they put 80/90 someone said its 70/80


The 2003 Nissan Altima's user manual says to use only Genuine Nissan Matic D ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid). Dexron III/Mercon or equivalent may also be used.

Feb 17, 2013 | 2003 Nissan Murano

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What is required in the 90K & 105K services


Action: Description

Inspect Cooling system hoses
Torque Body Fasteners
Inspect Idle speed
Inspect Exhaust system heat shields
Inspect Fuel lines
Inspect Emission System
Torque Frame Fasteners
Replace Air filter element
Inspect Drive Belt(s)
Change fluid Automatic transmission/transaxle
Inspect Parking brake
Inspect Ball joints
Drain, flush & refill Cooling system
Inspect Steering system
Inspect Brake system
Inspect Brake lines & hoses
Inspect Axle Shaft Oil Seal
Change fluid Rear differential
Inspect Driveshaft Universal Joint(s)
Inspect Constant Velocity Joint Boots
Change fluid Brake system
Replace Crankcase Oil Filter
Lubricate Door checks
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Inspect fluid level Transfer case
Inspect fluid level Rear differential
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How do you check the transmission fluid in a 2006 VW Jetta? How oftain should the fluid b changed?



Fluid Level Check

Automatic Transaxle Differential Fluid
The manufacturer does not specify a maintenance interval for changing the differential oil/fluid. However, periodic inspection of the level of the fluid (and the fluid itself) is recommended. A high oil level indicates one of three conditions. First, the previous mechanic/owner may have accidentally overfilled the transaxle if the vehicle was not level. Secondly a high oil level (assuming the vehicle is level) can be caused by excessive condensation (water) in the differential. This may be a result of constant operation in wet areas, or high humidity. Moisture can condense inside of the transaxle in the same manner that a can of cold soda 'sweats' when removed from a refrigerator. Lastly, a high oil condition may indicate that the internal seals that separate the differential section from the torque converter/gearset are possibly faulty, and ATF has contaminated the differential oil.

NOTE Access to the fill/level plug is difficult with the vehicle on the ground. The vehicle must be level to ensure an accurate reading. Carefully raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands in order to access the fill/level plug. Make sure the vehicle is level before completely removing the plug.

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle such that it is level.
  3. Place a suitable drain receptacle underneath the rear of the transaxle.
  4. Remove the filler plug on the side of the transaxle, near the halfshaft flange.
  5. Note the oil level; it should be even with the lower edge of the filler hole.
  6. If the oil level is low, add the proper type and viscosity as necessary to obtain the correct oil level.
  7. Install the filler plug, and tighten it securely.



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Fig. The gear oil fill and level plug shown with the transaxle assembly removed


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Fig. The gear oil fill and level plug is near the centerline of the drive axle. Make sure the vehicle is level when checking


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Fig. The differential fluid fill and level plug is on the side of the transmission near the axle. A suitable sized hex tool is needed to remove and install the plug

Oct 13, 2010 | 2006 Volkswagen Jetta

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Where is the fill plug on the diffirential on a 1999 jeep grand cherokee laredo"


How to Fill a Rear Differential
You may need to add fluid to your differential due to leaks or changing seals, or it may be time to change out the gear oil completely. Either way, it's just a few steps to fill the rear differential and get your vehicle back out on the road!This article will explain how to fill a rear differential. jQuery('.intro .thumbnail').each(function(i,e){ jQuery(e).find('img').one('error',function(){ jQuery(e).remove(); }); }); Difficulty: Moderate
Instructions and Things You'll Need:
  • 3/8 inch drive ratchet with extension
  • 2 quarts gear oil (gear lube, differential fluid)
  • Side cutters
  • Oil drain pan
  • Shop rags
  • Flashlight or shop light (optional)
  • Lock tight (optional)

Filling a Rear Differential
  1. Be sure the car is raised on four jack stands and is level. It will be more difficult to fill the differential if you've only got it raised in the rear.
  2. Place an oil drain pan underneath the plug to catch any leaks or drips. Keep shop rags handy for any spills.
  3. Check your service manual for the amount of fluid your differential needs, if you're completely refilling the system. Two quarts should be enough in most cases.
  4. Remove the spouts on the gear oil containers. Peel off seals, then replace spouts. Use side cutters (or any cutting tool you've got handy) to clip off the top of each spout.
  5. Remove the differential fill plug using a 3/8 inch drive ratchet with extension. (Some models may require a hex key or screwdriver, but the 3/8 inch is the most common plug design.)
  6. Take the gear oil container and fit the spout into the fill hole. Pour the fluid inside. You can gently squeeze the bottle to speed the process. Repeat with a second bottle if necessary.
  7. Fill the differential until the fluid starts draining back out of the hole.
  8. Clean and replace fill plug. Use lock tight (thread locker) to help seal if desired. You can see my eHow article "How to Replace Rear Differential Fill Plug" (video) for more information.
  9. Take the car for a drive around the block to get the gear oil moving. When you return, check underneath for any leaks from the fill plug or differential cover.
Hope help with this.

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Transfer and Differential oil change for RX300


your front wheel drive rx300 doesnt use gear oil, the differential is lubricated internally by transmission fluid. the trans fluid is only reccomended if its dirty. if its a dark brownish red thats normal. or if its pinkish red then its new. if its black or yellow then time to flush it out. if you decide to change the trans fluid I believe the spec is 3qts. check it with the engine running and cold. thats the most accurate way to check it.

Oct 07, 2009 | 2000 Lexus RX 300

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Where do i put the differential gear oil


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  1. Before changing or inspecting oil, be sure to stop engine and lift vehicle horizontally.
  2. With vehicle lifted up, check leakage. If leakage exists, correct it. NOTE: Whenever vehicle is hoisted for any other service work than oil change, also be sure to check for oil leakage.
  3. Remove oil filler plug (2).
  4. Remove drain plug (1), and drain old oil.
  5. Apply sealant to thread of drain plug (1), and tighten it to specified torque.Tightening torque Differential oil drain plug a: 23 Nm (2.3 kg-m, 17.0 ft. lbs.)
  6. Pour new specified oil until oil level reaches bottom of oil filler plug hole (3) as shown in figure. NOTE:
    • Hypoid gear oil must be used for differential.
    • It is highly recommended to use API GL-5 80W-90 gear oil.
Differential oil specification: API GL-5 (For SAE classification, refer to viscosity chart [A] in figure.)

Differential oil capacity (Reference): 0.9 - 1.1 liters (1.9/1.6 - 2.3/1.9 US/Imp. pt.)

  1. Apply sealant to thread of level / filler plug, and then tighten it to specified torque. A: Sealant 99000-31260SUZUKI Bond No.1217G Tightening torque Differential oil level / filler plug b: 23 Nm (2.3 kg-m, 17.0 ft. lbs.)

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1987 944 porsche transmission and differntial fluid


I'm assuming that this is a 5 speed stick car because you mentioned 80-90 oil. This car has a transaxle, not a a separate transmission and differential. The transaxle houses the transmission gears and the differential all in one housing. There is a drain plug on the bottom a fill plug on the side. Here's a link to one of the best do-it-yourself 944 sites on the web. Click on the "garage shop manual" link in the sidebar and scroll down to "transaxle fluid change".

http://www.clarks-garage.com/

Apr 26, 2009 | 1986 Porsche 944

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Noise and vibration above 50 mph


Sounds like front differential or front drive axle issues. Check the front differential gear oil then take er' to the dealership before you end up spending a bunch of $. Most people change their oil frequently in the engine but forget about flushing the transmission fluid and changing oil in the front and rear differentials. I have three Ford 4X4s. Two which really get used hard. The 93 has 311K miles and still runs excellent. Trans and differentials get a fluid change every 25K miles and moble one synthetic engine oil changes every 5k miles.

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