2005 Gear Oil Change Procedure
Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:55 PM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:14 PM
Fill plug - refilling
Note: Before you attempt this - make sure you have a 24mm socket, double check that it will fit both the fill and drain plugs. *Important* - Make sure you can loosen the fill plug before you drain the transaxle. Too many times, I see someone drain the gear oil only to find out that the fill plug was seized solid. Takes about 2 quarts to refill it. You check the fill level by sticking you finger in the fill hole. Keep filling it up until it just touches the bottom of the fill hole, or starts to run out.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:25 PM
I had guessed right. The tips are very helpful, too.
is there a magnet on the end of the drain plug or elsewhere?
Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:23 PM
What were you planning to fill the transaxle with? OEM, Amsoil, Royal Purple, Mobil, Redline, etc.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:34 PM
i bought amsoil. Local hardware store has it fro 9 bucks a quart. i bought three quarts, not realizing i only needed two.
so far I've had zero problems with my car. It's at 60k.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 03:44 PM
I'm at 100k no and the only problem i've had with this car is a corroded brake piston in the front causing the brake to stick. Not a biggie, but that's the only problem I've had.
Posted 09 November 2011 - 12:30 PM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:46 PM
Magnet is inside transaxle case near output shaft front bearing.
I did stick a strong neodymium magnet on my drain plug, which collects a fair amount of fine metal shavings between 40,000 mile gear lube changes.
Amsoil's MTG is perfect for our manual transaxle.