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Most likely it is a sealed unit so you will not be able to check, add or replace fluid.

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How to put gear oil in..

The only place to put gear oil is in the "pumpkin". Otherwise called the rear-end.
To do so, I recommend driving the car backwards onto two ramps to raise the rear end up in the air, this also tilts the car forward.
Between the rear wheels, in the center of the axle, is a large metal container of gears and gear oil.
There should be a large hex-headed bolt less than half-way from the bottom to the top on the rear, facing your back bumper.
This is where the gear oil goes in, but after you take the bolt out, before you add any oil, stick your finger into the hole and try to feel the oil level.
If you can feel it, you don't need any more gear oil to be added.

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I have a Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in.cut riding lawn mower that I've had for about 5 years now, and the rear end is starting to make a whinning sound..How do I grease, or oil the rear end?

It a sealed unit. No service needed. They said call service provider. You tear it apart, if you want. Remove axle from mower. The case unbolt in two pieces>

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Cant find where to add new oil to the rear end. found the plug down low to see if you have oil in rear end but see no place to add new oil!

You have to add the new fluid through that same inspection hole, until it starts to overflow. It is about halfway up the middle of the rear diff, exactly where the oil level has to be.

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I need to grease or oil my rear axel on my 1983 silverado and don't know where to put the oil or grease... It's a automatic

It depends on which rear end is in your truck. There may be a plug about half way up the back cover on the differential, or it may be on the front passenger side of the rear end. The plug will come out using a 3/8 drive ratchet. Make sure you use a screwdriver or something to clean the hole out before you try to turn it. If you don't get it clean then the ratchet will slip and round the corners of the plug and then it isn't coming out.
Add your oil until it starts to leak out the plug hole. Then it is full and put the plug back in. You need to know if you have a limited slip differential or not. Limited slip takes special oil. Regular rear ends take 80-90 gear oil. Hope this helps.

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Need to find out how to add oil or check the oil in the rear end of a 2000 GMC gimmy

Hello, there is a fill pluf on the passenger side of rear end to check the fluid level and to add fluid. here is some help on this.

  • Remove the rear axle fill plug.
  • Inspect the lubricant level. Specification
    The lubricant level should be between 0-10 mm (0-0.4 in) below the fill plug opening.
  • If the level is low, add lubricant until the level is even with the bottom edge of the fill plug opening

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    Rear end is poping when i make left turns.

    totally clean out your rear end,taking back cover off and spray with cleaner and air hose. reinstall with new gasket glue and add new oil, but put in 2 bottles of anti slip differential oil, then top with gear oil. make several figure 8 's til rear end fully distributes oil thru out rear end. if rear end is dirty you may have to repeat this action after5000 km. diff slip oil can be purchased at dealer

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    There is a clanging noise when i put it in gear and can hear it while driving is it the rear end or universal joint

    Check rear-end fluid level and play in rear pinion gear.
    Check universal joints for play. If play is in pinion gear change rear end fluid and add a full bottle of LUCAS oil stabilizer, will quiet rear end noise.

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    get under truck go to the back of the rear-end housing shoul be a plug u can take out and u can kinda see in you can add the gear oil in that same hole you can only add oil up to the bottom of hole then put plug back and go on to next project

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