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Transfer and Differential oil change for RX300

I have a question regarding my front-wheel drive Lexus RX300 (2001). Does it require transfer oil and differential oil change, meaning does it have provision for this. It is confusing that some places it says it does not require change of these separetely with Hypoid gear oil APL GL-5, and it is only required for all wheel dfrive vehicles.

If my Front Wheel Drive RX300 require these (tranfer and differential) fluids (hypoid APL GL-5) then where are they located in the car. Please also let me know if my car will need any limited-slip differential oil, and if so where it is located in the car.

Will appreciate your reply on this. Thanks in advance.

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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.

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2002 Trailblazer Recall ==========================
OCT 17, 2001 ' Recall ID# 54221

Recall Reason POWER TRAIN:TRANSFER CASE (4-WHEEL DRIVE)
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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4-WHEEL DRIVE. THE CALIBRATION OF THE TRANSFER CASE CONTROL MODULE COULD CAUSE INSUFFICIENT HIGH SPEED GEAR ENGAGEMENT.

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GENERAL MOTORS CORP. 01064/01065

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