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This is a discussion on Gear Oil Change within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey all, I was sorta wondering what the deal is.... How often do you all change your tranny oil? My ...

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    Hey all,
    I was sorta wondering what the deal is.... How often do you all change your tranny oil? My oil was lookin a little low, and I haven't actually changed it myself yet, so I was wondering if there are any special techniques or whatever to doing it? Is it just removing the bolt on the botton of the tranny, putting it back and fillin the tranny back up with oil? Also, does the clutch fluid ever have to be changed? thanks...

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    Yes, park on a flat surface, drain the old gear oil, replace the plug, pull the dipstick, put in new gear oil, check level, done.

    The clutch fluid does require periodic maintenance, see the manual. It's a matter of drainng and bleeding the system after replacement etc.

    The gear oil will tend to look low on many cars, I'm unsure why. I've had the dealer check repeatedly and always get an OK answer despite the level looking on the low side to me, so I dismissed it.
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    cool, I was also wonderin, does anyone know what size square fitting I neet to remove the rear diff bolts? thanks,

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    Use the best 1/2' ratchet *without* a socket you can get your hands on. You may want to soak the bolt a little too, or else you might end up having to gorilla it off. Don't strip the fitting whatever you do. Instead of a plain ratchet you might also consider using a plain extension (without a socket) as long as it's very good (unworn). No wobble and you ought to be fine.
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