: Gear Oil



maiahsdad
08-01-12, 07:00 AM
I really don't know what to call this, but I'm speaking about the fluid that you check that lubricates the gears that turn the wheels. We used to call it differential oil for the rear-end gears.

When I ask the technicians to check this fluid prior to a trip, they always say IT is full. But by my car being four-wheel-drive, aren't there're two places to check the level?

1harleyman
08-05-12, 11:48 AM
No, the front half shafts connect directly to the transmission, so that would be the trany fluid.

dkozloski
08-06-12, 03:56 PM
No, the front half shafts connect directly to the transmission, so that would be the trany fluid. Not true. AWD has two differentials, a front and a rear that each contain their own lubrication supply. Each has its own driveline that connects to the transfer case mounted on the back of the transmission. The transfer case also has its own lubrication supply.

A Factory Service Manual is your friend.

DarkMingBlueSTS
08-06-12, 06:21 PM
I figured they would have a transfer case...lol unless the front tires are where the front doors are