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Old 10-21-2000, 05:23 PM   #1
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Question Urgent...need help with changing gear oil

I think I found the drain plug, but where is do I fill it up from?
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Old 10-22-2000, 06:20 AM   #2
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Funnel to the dipstick tube.
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Old 10-22-2000, 08:49 AM   #3
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i think the rear has two bolts with indented square rachet fittings 1/2" or something one above the other on the rear diff.. i think you just stick the rachet itself in the hole and it fits. then just remove the bottom one and drain and replace. then remove the top one and fill and replace.

the dipstick i believe is to fill the MT fluid???

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Old 10-22-2000, 06:09 PM   #4
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Are you talking about the front or rear diff Zee?
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Old 10-22-2000, 06:12 PM   #5
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Isn't this illustrated in the owner's manual?
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Old 10-22-2000, 10:01 PM   #6
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For the tranny, the drain plug is located at the junction where the two header runners meet. Make sure you cover or remove the exhaust runners or you will smell burning tranny oil all day (all night and all week). The fill tube/dip stick for the tranny is located on the passenger side under the large plenum box right off the tranny housing. Look for it. Use a long funnel to fill it. And don't overfill. Overfill bad.

The rear diff is simple. The view from the rear shows 2, 1/2inch square bolts. Use a 1/2" breaker bar to remove. Top bolt is fill, the bottom bolt is drain. Fill only to bottom of top bolt. Very messy operation, but before you begin, check out the diff houseing for leaking fluid. If you see any leaking fluid (even a drop), take it to your dealer for warrenty seal replacement.
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Old 10-22-2000, 10:08 PM   #7
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It's not 1/2" -it's 3/8", I used my ratchet to do it....

Just wanted to save this guy a trip to the hardware store.

Try your ratchet....
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Old 10-23-2000, 12:40 AM   #8
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Gentlemen,
Always, open the fill plug BEFORE opening the drain. Just in case there is a problem getting the fill plug open.
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Old 10-23-2000, 09:16 AM   #9
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Its cool, I found the dipstick. It was 11 at night and the damn thing is hidden down there. Its a bitch to put it back in too. Before I changed the fluids I took a trip to Sears and copped the 170 piece mechanics kit so I had the tools. I believe its a 1/2" in the rear diff not a 3/8". Now that I got that all taken care of... my new problem is I am grinding 1st gear. I don't know if the oil is too thin...but I disengage the clutch to the floor and I pop in first and it grinds not all the time but when it does I can pull it out and repeat the grinding again. The oil I used was Valvoline Synpower 75/90. Is there something wrong with this oil and my tranny. Its not really a grind its more like a strong vibration that shakes the stick...
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Old 10-23-2000, 10:32 AM   #10
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Yeah, that seems to be a universal problem. I used Redline 75w90 NS (NS formula has friction modifiers). It seems that nearly all the synthetic 75w90 tranny fluids are too slippery for the syncros to work properly.

Try a search on Redline 75w90.

But if the gear isn't really grinding. You are probably feeling the syncros working.
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