You can find all of what you require. The front you have a fill plug and drain plug. My heavy equipment runs with immersed seals and I've had 2 seal leaks in 20 years Bad seal from new. To do this, I tightened the bolts lightly by hand, and then used my socket wrench to tighten them using a star pattern, similar to mounting a tire. Latest 4th performed at 85,919 miles. The same transmission fluid serves both the transmission and the differential.
I am planning on changing the Differential Oil, front and rear. I'm thinking that the main benefits of changing your diff fluids would be: you're getting rid of a lot of the metal shavings that will be floating around in there, especially if you've never changed them before. Once the outside handle is loose, but still attached by the operating rods, you can carefully remove the retaining clip on the handle operating rod and remove the rod from the hole. Seeing I was the boss there, I trated my crappy F-Explorer very well with fluids. Don't no if this will create a problem later or not but gear patern must have changed. When brake lights are off the switch will be on.
Installations are much easier when a used differential has a warranty with it. Fill the differential until fluid begins to weep out of the filler hole. Now it's time to fill the differential with new lube. I've never actually filled the rear differential, so maybe an expert can jump in here and say for sure how it should be done. It can also be dangerous since the wheels lock and stepping hard on the gas can turn you 180°. I have contacted gm to no avail etc runaround. You can also order one from your local dealer.
. Carefully re-install handle assembly back in hole, install screws and re-assemble door parts in reverse order. From 2002 on same with front axle, synthetic 75W-90 is required. I got this from the Chevy website. Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-886-2815. When I removed the cover, I found the gears in pieces and a tooth missing from the ring gear. I also made a very sharp wedge from a chisel and rammed it hard on the other side to seoarate the hub.
But I always pull the cover anyway since I like to inspect and clean the gears. Add some underbody flair by bolting on a Transdapt Differential Cover in chrome, all for a relatively low cost. The side gear bores inside the carrier should not have any abnormal wear. Rear axle additives are designed for use in limited slip differentials which are normally installed in cars. I re-used the gasket that time, but can I just keep re-using the gasket or should I replace it after one re-use? Carrier bearings can be pulled using a bearing puller.
It is helpful to leave one in the top so the cover does not come off until the very end, after the lube has drained. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level. You can get a good synthetic at your local parts store. I had 150 miles on the vehicle when the trans blew,now a clunkling noise every time the vehicle shifts. The transmission, engine, and drivetrain components are always loaded and driving on snow or ice would be treacherous since the front wheels would stop turning on the low friction surface. The older trucks have a paper gasket that is not reusable.
For additional information, refer to Axle Shaft in this section. You can locate them easily when you get under the van. I am doing the differentials this weekend and was wanting to know how much fluid to buy. It should cost you only 35 bucks to get it set. Stef Thanks to all of you for the infos. Since you know the stock ratio, you can make changes based on your needs. Auto stores sell several types of these, as do many places online.
Remove your fan belt- But 1st draw a diagram of the fan belt and how it connects to all the pulleys on the engine so you can put it back on. You want to cycle it through once like that so everything gets right. Using a pump is the easiest way to get the fluid in the differential. That would be your best bet since it is easy to get and if you think about it cost isn't all that bad. Rear axle additives are designed for use in limited slip differentials which are normally installed in cars.
It may be best to use a torque wrench, but I applied about as much torque as it took to loosen them. Remove the rear brake disc 2C026. There is also a guide on how to change the fluid. Internal bearings replaced due to significant metal found on magnetic drain plug. I'd just wanna know so I wouldn't have to get up and down once or thrice.
The brake lines for the rear calipers were capped off by the rear differential. Generally faster and easier to replace the entire unit with a scrapyard part drum to drum. . Please call for customer service and availability at 1-800-886-2815. Unless things changed between 1999 and 2003, I would have to believe yours is an 8. It does not matter which one first.