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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-25-2011 Thread Starter
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Question Differentual oil change after rear axle replacement?

I was thinking about changing the gear oil in my differential, but i am wondering if this is necessary since i recently got a new rear axle put it.
Does changing the rear axle require a fluid change, or do I still need to do the procedure?
The car is a 2004 3.8 liter with 100k miles and the axle that was put in is an old junkyard axle.

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couldnt hurt to change the gear oil!


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To remove and replace the axle, the differential cover had to have been removed. Hence, unless for some odd and unlikely reason they reused your old oil, they would have had to put in new oil. I honestly wouldn't worry about it.

My 1996 manual says that it only needs to be replaced every 100,000 miles or if you drive through water up or over your axle.
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Thanks.
I just dont want to waste my money changing new gear oil haha
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