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Old 08-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Coming up on 30.000 miles......

About to hit 30,000. Everythings' been changed except for the front diff. and transmission.
OK, questions for the Suzuki techs. Which drain plugs are which? They are so close together it's hard for a Suzuki novice to figure out...
I have the correct fluids on hand per the owners manual, one kind for the diff. the other for the trans, 5pd.
The rear was changed at 26,000, (for the first time, it was fairly clean though, not black)

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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in both pics #1 is the drain #2 is the fill
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in both pics #1 is the drain #2 is the fill

Thanks for the reply but that's not my question. There are 2 drain plugs and 2 fill plugs in the "front end". Which is the trans, and which is the diff?
Obviously the 2 facing down are the 2 separate drains. They don't take the same fluid.
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do you mean this one? this is the transfer/front diff.
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Yes, the transmission/front diff. assembly.....
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that last one IS the diff/fransfer assy. it uses GL5 80w90
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this is the transmission. it calls for a GL4 75w90
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Yes, many, many thanks!!
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Got the front gear lubes changed today. Another easy job. A little messy when you dump the transmission lube, but it cleaned up nicely.
Had very little metal shavings on either drain plug, but more of course on the trans. plug.
One curious thing I can only attribute to the previous owner taking the car to "outside" oil change/service places , (Wal Mart and Jiffy Lube, ACK!). Both fill plugs were fairly loose. In fact the transmission fill plug was just finger tight. Didn't need a ratchet at all to take it out. That explained the film of wetness around the bottom of both the transfer and transmission. Seeping fill plugs.
Well now they are tight and wrapped with teflon tape.....
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Default GL5 in transmission acceptable?

the manual wouldn't agree, but the dealerships aren't offering GL4. What gives?
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