Not quite sure what is different about it though. So Synthetic won't hurt anything in the front, just pricier? The fluid capacities listed herein are measured in U. What follows is our quick reference guide to many of the recommended routine maintenance tasks, most of which you can do yourself at home. The oil change place inspected it I guess and came out with a sample of the fluid telling me it needs to be replace. If you need more guidance, or step by step instructions, check out our , or get the , or our. You will need three qts because it takes just over two qts to fill it. If the fluid goes bad or gets low, it can't do its job as well which can lead to damaging the gears inside the transfer case.
When I started finding out just how much routine stuff like brake jobs cost, I figured to just keep muddling along with half tons. Are you sure the system is getting re-set at each oil change?? Never had a problem before. Another way is to just look at the fluid in there right now. You have to unbolt the cover for the diff, clean everything out, put new gasket sealer on there, tighten everything down, add your new special fluid, and then pray that it doesn't leak out everywhere and make you start all over. It did not come with an owners manual, so I am wondering what fluid is best for the rear differential? The transfer case controls whether you are in four-wheel drive or in two-wheel drive, so it's important to make sure it's maintained properly. I never bother with a dealer service department as its pricing includes all the infrastructure support you don't need.
That seems very low for a truck like this. Just wondering if upgrading oil might help with that slight sound I hear as the dealer looks at it and said nothong was wrong like I figured they would The use of any additive in locking rear axles G80 is not recommended. Do it now, it's cheap and easy. If you can't get the fill plug out, then you don't want to proceed with draining the fluid; otherwise, you're stuck until you do get it out. Depending on your size, you may be able to slide under the truck fine; otherwise, you may need to put the truck on car ramps to give yourself a bit more room. This link to the procedures are great.
Edited August 18, 2008 by Mr. If you feel like doing some reading, check this study Amsoil did on some of the more popular gears lubes. However, some older model cars do have a plug and can be changed out, requiring a particular interval to be followed, however even this can be quite long 70-100k miles. The only change i can figure out is Dodge used to uses Dana diffs and now use American axel. Draining and refilling your rear axle gear lube is easy for the novice mechanic, and most non-mechanics can perform this basic service with a little step-by-step guidance. I would probably consider changing it if the vehicle was 20 years old though.
Just like your transmission, the transfer case requires fluid for both lubrication and cooling. They weren't usin synthetic back then. This article applies to the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014-present. All that being said, unless you are towing frequently, you should be able to go 100k on the stock fluids, unless the fluid capacity in your drivetrain is very small. Be prepared as the fluid will rush out quickly. This type of advice is why this is one of the worst automotive sub-forums on the Internet.
You have to unbolt the cover for the diff, clean everything out, put new gasket sealer on there, tighten everything down, add your new special fluid, and then pray that it doesn't leak out everywhere and make you start all over. Always verify fluid specifications and capacities in your owners manual, if applicable. Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Replacement Vehicles without Allison Transmission Only Vehicle without Allison Transmission only: Change automatic transmission fluid and filter. Poured it in and it became quiet in about a block and a half. I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 6. Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement Vehicles without a filter restriction indicator only: Replace the engine air cleaner filter. Because frequent maintenance enhances the efficiency, performance and resale value of your car, we encourage you to follow our schedule.
Drain and replace differential fluid immediately if the axle is submerged in water. Yes, you need to do a little research and use the correct oil. You'll be surprised at the amount of wear metal in there from the break in process. If it has never been changed it would be a good idea to change it now and 75w-90 synthetic is what is called for. It will be interesting to see what the oil looks like at the next change.
There tend to be complete walkthroughs of all routine maintenance as well as walkthroughs of the not-so-routine on those forums. The good news is, it's easy to do yourself. As for the transfer case, Im not to sure if the newer models now all have the synthetic Auto Trac 2 fluid or not. Wait the oil change light comes on at only 3500 miles?? By the time I get back to Ca. At some point, something will go wrong. Cooling System Service Drain flush and refill cooling system.
That along with heavy use would account for more frequent rear change. Interval: Every 50000 miles unless the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: 1 In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 F 32 C or higher 2 In hilly or mountainous terrain 3 When doing frequent trailer Interval: Every 50000 miles. If you change then at the same time, you will find the front looks almost new. Drain and replace differential fluid immediately if the axle is submerged in water. If anything doing a diff fluid flush will help you know the exact status of the diffs oil level and help in identifying any problems that may have been developing.
If you have a torque wrench you can torque it to 15 ft-lbs. Once fluid starts coming out, give it one more slow pump. Drain plug with metal shavings on it. If its blue or green then its Auto Trac 2. The transfer case functions by taking the output from the transmission and splitting that power into two driveshafts.