Originally Posted by howdy246
Changed my PTU and rear drive unit. Each only had about 1/2 a quart in them and took about the same amount to refill. I needed a 10mm hex socket, 15/16 wrench and a 17mm socket to change both fluids. Don't forget to clean off the magnets on the lower drain plugs for both units.
Thanks for this, made the job easier. The only tool I used differently is a Torx T55 instead of the 10mm hex socket for the rear. (I wonder if a T55 is the same as a 10 mm hex socket?)
Anyway, pretty simple job. The oil came out black. I suggest changing both fluids at 30,000 miles because it is easy to do and it is a non-synthetic oil.
For the PTU I did not use a transfer pump and just snipped the bottle, capped it, put it in place, then filled it up. (See pics).
For the rear I used a transfer pump (see pic).
Thanks again everyone.
Sorry, for some reason it won't let me upload pics (they are each under 430 kb).