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Need differential fluid , where do I put it in

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If you slide in with you're feet towards the front bumper from the back you will see a rear differentual with two cv axle going to each rear wheel there are 2 diff plugs the highest one on top of the diff is to fill it the lower one is to drain it u usaully need a hand pump because space is limited and you rarely can pour it in best of luck to you.

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