How to Change the Rear End Fluid?

Answer Inside the rear differential of rear-wheel- and all-wheel drive vehicles sits a network of gears protected by heavy-weight oil. Heat builds within the differential while you are driving. The heat c... Read More »

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How to Change Rear End Fluid in an Explorer?

The technical name for a vehicle rear end is the rear differential. A differential requires a high-tech lubricant to manage heat and wear. Some differentials are positive traction, meaning both whe... Read More »

How to Change the Rear Differential Fluid?

The rear differential, commonly called the "pumpkin" by auto enthusiasts, is located where the driveshaft meets the rear axle. The gearing inside needs to be constantly lubricated and is immersed i... Read More »

How to Change the Rear Differential Fluid in a 2006 F-150?

The rear differential in a 2006 Ford F-150 houses the ring and pinion gears. The differential uses these gears to transmit torque from the driveshaft to the axle shafts to turn the rear wheels. As ... Read More »

How to Change the Rear Differential Fluid in a Mustang?

Classic Mustangs were equipped with either an 8 or 9 inch differential. Both differentials use essentially the same design although the 9 inch is generally considered to be stronger because it uses... Read More »