Rear Differential Fluid Change
I am one of those people who believe that the first fluid changes should come early. I base this on the fact that:
1) Dirt and lint from the factory that might have been left inside.
2) When the gears and other components first get used a bit, there has to be some initial wear and now metal pieces in the fluid.
3) The PDF (Pre Delivery Inspection), often the dealership technician will get lazy and just check the boxes on the form claiming they checked this fluid level, when in fact they did not.
4) Allows you to add a magnetic drain plug
I changed the rear differential fluid this weekend. I took a few pictures to show you all how easy it was.
The attached pictures show the rear differential. The first picture shows the fill plug, and the other picture shows the actual drain plug. To remove these plugs just use a 3/8 inch ratchet. No socket required.
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Last edited by Crashmaster; 02-12-2012 at 09:12 AM.