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Old 01-15-2006, 08:31 PM   #5
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2002 WRX


Originally Posted by njskatchmo
How hard is it to replace this yourself? Anyone have directions?
Piece of cake.
1. Put car up on jackstands or a lift
2. Remove drain plug and drain old fluid. Reinstall drain plug.
(now would be a good time to do the rear diff, too)
3. Lower car and add new fluid via a funnel in the dipstick tube.
4. Make sure not to overfill, I believe the tranny holds less than 4QT total.

Originally Posted by njskatchmo
What about the differential fluid any comments?
Pretty simple, too. While you still have the car up in the air to do the tranny/front diff (same fluid, flows between the two) do the rear.
1. Remove FILL plug. (You don't want to drain the fluid THEN find out you can't get the fill plug out.)
2. Remove drain plug and let fluid drain. Clean the fill plug while the fluid drains, there's a magnet in it that will have metal filings on it.
3. Reinstall drain plug and carefully add fluid through the fill hole. This part is a bit of a pain because of the location of the fill hole. Holds less than a QT (about .8 I think) Fill until the fluid is just at the bottom of the fill hole.
4. Reinstall fill plug.
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