Thursday, July 09, 2009

How to Change Rear Differential Oil of Subaru Forester

Step 1: Lift up vehicle a little bit. Since you'll need some free space to handle 24'' wrench to loosen the differential 1/2" plugs.

Step 2: Loosen the upper plug first. If you can not be succeed still you will have a chance to call mechanic. Otherwise the lower plug will drain the oil.
The oil will start to bleed a little. Put your waste oil container below the plug.

Step 3: Now loosen the lower plug and drain the full oil.

Step 4: Differential needs 0.8 liters of 75-90 GL-5 performance level oil. You may need a plastic pipe to reach differential. I choose a plastic container and put a pipe on it. Fill up the differential till it starts bleeding from the upper plug hole.

Tightening torque for the plugs: 49 NM
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At 9:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks man!

At 4:45 PM , Blogger Erick said...

Please can you help with how to drain front differential oil of Subaru forester? and what oil do you recommend ?

At 5:09 PM , Blogger Wikimechanist said...

Check the below link for Front Diff/ATF drain plugs:

80W/90 is recomended for front diff. I preffered Eneos. Good luck.


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