Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How to fill a rear differential on a 2002 gmc sonoma two wheel drive

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 5,252 Answers

It should have a drain plug and a fill plug on the differential case. Drain plug will be at the bottom. Look for a fill plug on the front about halfway up or just below. It will probably take a 1/2 inch drive ratchet end, or maybe a larger hex drive. You can tell when you see it.
To get the oil out of the bottle and into the case, you may want to buy a little hand pump that will fit over the oil bottle and pump it in till it starts coming out the fill plug. Otherwise, you will be doing contortions trying to keep the bottle upended and going into the case, even with a small hose attached to the bottle-it gets real messy fast.

Posted on Nov 28, 2013

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: hummer h2 transfer case

Only way for this to happen on an H2 (AWD) is for something to break rearward of the lockup hub. Take a look at the splines between the intermediate shaft and centerdifferential or even the teeth on the forward sun gear and/or stepped pinion on the center diff.

As long as you have the t-case torn down for repair be sure to upgrade to the new aluminum mode fork (production upgrade to old plastic forks thru end of 2007 or so). You should also upgrade the rear half of the housing to the 2008 version which has a pressed-in rear prop bushing (better bushing and is also replaceable.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

  • 58 Answers

SOURCE: Rear end noise from front wheel drive car

At that mileage it could be, and most likely is given your description of the noise. I assume it reduces in volume as you slow down. If you can find a quite piece of road drive up to where the noise is apparent and lightly swerve from left to right. (Don't roll the car!! ) If the noise reduces as you swerve left then its the left bearing. If its when you swerve right that the noise reduces its the right bearing. If its both the only way is to jack the rear up and spin the wheels as fast as you can and listen. If there's a hint of a rumble from it, its that bearing or both. It should be completely quite apart from the slight hiss as the shoes rub on the drum.
35K may not seem much but if you don't know the history of the car it could have hit a bad pot hole or even had a knock on a kerb.
I have replaced bearing with a lot less miles than yours.

Cheers John

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • 198 Answers

SOURCE: 2004 gmc sierra rear differential

remove cover.take off back wheels and calipers (or drums).turn differential to where you see small bolt/pin (5/16) horizontally (same direction as axles)on right side of differential.remove bolt/pin.A large pin (about 5"long 3/4"diameter) should slide out differential with ease ( you may have to tap one side of the large pin).turn differential to completely remove large pin.turn differential so you can see in the view window.push each axles in (they'll go in about 1 1/2"each) You may hear one of the axle C-clips fall.If not use a small telescoping magnet to remove the C-clips from the axles through the differential window.pull each axle out about 10"so they are out of the diff.Now remove the cap bolts(4-5/8"bolts) and remove the caps(mark the caps so they go in excactly the way they came out.be careful the diff might fall out.If not you may have to use a long bar or 2x4 to wedge and pry the differential out. Have a basket/crate w/rags in it to catch the diff.TIP:If you are removing the ring gear from the diff, the bolts are left handed bolts meaning you have to turn them clockwise to loosen and counter clockwise to tighten ; )

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

Testimonial: "thank you helped ALOT perfect instructions "

ZJLimited
  • 17970 Answers

SOURCE: how do I install starter for 2000 GMC Sonoma

e
Removal & Installation
2-Wheel Drive
- 2.2L Engine

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:
    Negative battery cable Front exhaust pipe, if necessary for access Starter heat shield, if equipped Brace rod from the front of the engine and the bell housing Drivers side wheel to access the starter motor wires and the starter motor attaching bracket-to-engine bolt through the opening in the wheel well Wires from the starter solenoid Attaching bracket-to-engine mount bolt Starter-to-engine block bolts. When removing the last bolt, be sure to support the starter to keep it from falling and possibly injuring you. Starter and shims (if equipped) from the vehicle Bracket from the starter assembly, if equipped

    e12f2d1.jpg

    Fig. Starter motor and related components - 2.2L engine

To install:
  1. Install or connect the following:
    Bracket to the starter, if removed. Tighten the bracket nuts to 97 inch lbs. (11 Nm). Starter and shims (if equipped) into position in the vehicle and thread one of the retaining bolts to hold it in position. Bracket-to-engine mount bolt (loosely), if equipped Starter mounting bolt, then tighten all mounting fasteners to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) Wiring to the solenoid Brace rod and tighten the retainers Front exhaust pipe and tighten the fasteners, if removed Starter heat shield, if equipped Driver-s side wheel, if removed Negative battery cable

Hope helped with this (remember rated this help) Good luck.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

  • 209 Answers

SOURCE: my gear oil from the rear wheel bearing is leaking

You will need to remove the rear diff cover. There is a small bolt that secures the pin that the spider gears ride on. remove this bolt, and then remove the pin(you might call it a shaft). Remove the caliper and rotor from the side you are replacing, and push the axle in. Inside the differential, you will see what we call a c-clip on the end of the axle shaft you just pushed in. Sometimes this clip if it is in the right position, will fall out on it's own. If not, slide it off, and go pull the axle out. Now you can pry out the seal and replace it. There will be a pipe plug with a square recess on the front side of the differential. You can put a 3/8 drive ratchet in the recess and unscrew it. This is the fill plug. You fill the rear end untill it runs back out of this hole. It will be located about half-way up from the bottom of the differential housing.

Posted on Aug 19, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why every time when I turn the steering wheel the rear differential starts to lock and it shakes?


Do you have the vehicle in 4 wheel drive? 4 wheel drive is only meant for slippery conditions. It will act exactly as you describe if on dry surfaces.

Aug 22, 2014 | 2002 GMC Yukon Denali

2 Answers

How to install a new rear axle in a 02 gmc sierra 1500


Jack it up ,pull the wheel on the bad axle side,remove the diff. cover,
remove the small pin holding the large pin in,slide the big pin out ,push the axle in from the wheel end,remove the c-clip in the axle and slide it out.
Would be wise to change the seal at the end af the axle tube at the same time. Slide the new axle in ,put the c-clip in the axle ,push it back in the carrier and reinstall the large pin and keeper pin,"Right Stuff" sealer makes a good cover gasket,3/8 drive for the fill plug,some gear iol and you're done,,not a bad job,no special tools required.

Feb 23, 2012 | 2002 GMC Sierra 1500

1 Answer

How do I Check rear/front axle fluid level on my GMC Sonoma


On each axle there is a plug about half way up on the differential housing. remove it and i fluid starts coming out it's full. it not fill it untill it starts coming out. these plugs can be located on the front ,back, or side. They are 3/4" in diameter

Nov 16, 2010 | 1999 GMC Sonoma

1 Answer

Replacing a rear wheel bearing 1996 gmc sonoma 5 speed what all is involved does the axle have to come out or can you just take wheel and brakes drum off etc.


To remove the rear axle to replace a bearing you have to remove the rear differential cover and remove the small retaining bolt holds the spider gear shaft in place and then slide this shaft out far enough to remove the "C" shaped axle shaft retaining clip. Once this clip is off then the axle can be slid out and the bearing & seal replaced. Make sure that none of the spider gears or thrust washers behind them get out of place and you should use a new retaining bolt when reassembling the differential components as they come [or should come this way] with thread locker to prevent them from coming loose.

Jun 22, 2010 | 1996 GMC Sonoma

1 Answer

Looking for guide on how to rebuild rear differential


Rear differentials are weird birds. Tolerances must be perfect or it won't last. Take this project to someone who is good at it.

Dec 31, 2009 | 2002 GMC Sonoma Extended Cab

2 Answers

How do i add differetial fluid to A 2005 GMC


There should be a filler plug on top of the diff housing, it will have a square recess that will accept a 3/8" drive extension for removal.

Dec 16, 2009 | 2005 GMC Canyon

1 Answer

GMC '02, SAFARI, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, 83,000 MILES. WHEN TAKING OFF FROM A STOP, I FEEL A CHUGGING IN THE REAR AXLE AREA. TURNS ESPECIALLY CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN FROM A STOPPED POSITION. I HAD GOOP PUT INTO THE...


differential planet gears worn the thrust washers away,To confirm this drain the diff oil and check for any metal particles.Solution replace the diff.Good luck.

Jul 24, 2009 | 2002 GMC Safari

2 Answers

1999 GMC sonoma starte installation


2.2L Engine remove protective shields as needed then remove front exhaust pipe. Remove the brace from the engine to the clutch housing, then disconnect starter wiring. 4.3L Engine 2 wheel drive just remove the right front tire and you will have access to the wiring. 4.3L Engine 4 wheel drive you must remove the differential carrier shield if equipped then remove the starter bolts and rotate the starter to get access to the wiring. Good Luck.

Jun 15, 2009 | 1999 GMC Sonoma

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

39 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...