Differential Gear Oil Fluid Check
- Appropriate 3/8 ratchet, socket or wrench
- Gear oil
- Shop towels
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Start with the vehicle on level ground, safely lifted to access the differential fill port, use jack stands to support the vehicle.
Step 1 - Locate the gear oil fill port on the differential housing or rear cover.
Gear Oil Fill Port
Remove Gear Oil Fill Plug Step 3 - After the plug has been removed, insert a finger or wire into the fill port.
Insert Gear Oil Level Checker Step 4 - While inserted the indicator will leave a gear oil trace when removed. (Note: do not turn drive shaft or rear wheels while checking the gear oil level.)
Level Indicator Inserted