I believe its meant to tell the consumer that additional additive is not required above and beyond that which is already found in gear oil. I know more often is better, but I also don't wish to create extra work or expense for myself. They are written to inform these technicians of conditions that may occur on some vehicles, or to provide information that could assist in the proper service of a vehicle. Besides all that, the truck runs, shifts, and brakes just as smooth as can be. The G80 is not a mechanical locking differential e. I have a 2010 Silverado 4x4 and im wanting to chance the rear diff oil.
When you depress the trigger it will exert pressure on the tube and will release the fluid. I was looking between 2 different brands: mobil 1 synthetic, and valvoline synthetic. However, front-wheel drive vehicles and 4-wheel drive vehicles have front differentials too. A mechanically sound vehicle should be quiet, other than a little brake squeal. Differential fluid, or gear oil, is added to your differential to keep the gears inside it lubricated and functioning properly. Valid on orders shipped in the contiguous United States.
I'd like to change my rear diff fluid as my truck just rolled 90k, and I tow with it regularly. Slip the tube of grease into the hand pump with the nozzle end facing forward. Now I see this problem is going to a continued problem. If you have a limited slip with a clutch pack in the carrier use a limited slip gear lube or straight gear lube with a bottle of limited slip additive. Finally found the issue after about 3 weeks.
I am so pissed off, I'm ready to trade for Toyota Tundra. The differential on your Chevy works in conjunction with your transmission to turn your wheels. I just need to know what oil I should use, what weight would be the best, and how much will the rear end hold? And my biggest concern is making sure this truck runs good for as long as possible. This condition would be noticed in parking lot maneuvers, turning, or during locking differential engagement and may be more noticeable when the differential is hot. There is no need to swap to a thicker oil, if there is a real problem the dealer needs to fix it. You'll be surprised at the amount of wear metal in there from the break in process. You do not want to use alimited limited slip gear lube with a mechanical locker.
A limited slip won't do that but it not good for traction in off-road situations due to its limited slip design. Most of my mileage has been towing a 2,800 lb travel trailer. I have a 2010 Silverado 4x4 and im wanting to chance the rear diff oil. These are used in performance cars where limited slip is desirable for the best traction under high load. There is no need to swap to a thicker oil, if there is a real problem the dealer needs to fix it. Looked, could not locate it. Basically all you need to do is remove the differential cover and the gear lube will drain out.
Interesting thou, the mechanic at the dealership said this year was a problem and their is a fix but it would cost. Rebate will be in the form of a Visa Prepaid Card. The yellow stuff that comes out of the front diff at least mine is very strange. Feels like someone bumps you on the rear end when you are stopped and slightly let up on the brake. Amazed how good it works in the snow,and gravel hillclimbing. Rear-wheel drive vehicles only have rear differential fluid. Looks like that they would know that that isn't normal! Rear axle additives are designed for use in limited slip differentials which are normally installed in cars.
Locking differential clutch chatter may be causing this concern. My last truck had the same statement in the owners manual, and as soon as I changed fluid the diff started chattering feels like two blocks of rubber slipping past one another. Offer excludes truck freight and oversize fees. Each time the dealer has lubed something not quite sure what to this day which has required removal of the drive shaft and several hours waiting for it to be completed. Sometimes after I come to a stop, about 2 or 3 seconds later it feels like someone bumped my rear bumper. They might give you a story that the rear end fluid broke down.
This damn slack in rear end is driving me nuts but the dealer says there's nothing wrong. Differential fluid, or gear oil, is added to your differential to keep the gears inside it lubricated and functioning properly. Its designed to get you and keep you from getting stuck, not for performance at 60mph like you would need in a Corvette. Had the truck in to dealer 7 times in the last 5 years to have yoke serviced with high temp grease. Since you are experiencing noise it might not be that bad of an idea to pull the cover and look for any excessive wear, and check the magnet in the cover for shavings. Because cost factor would cost to much to repair under warranty.