AMC Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1975-1988 Repair Information

Drive Axles



It is recommended that the front or rear axle lubricant level be checked at each engine oil change. The filler plug may be located either on the front or the rear of the housing, depending on the axle used. Sometimes it is an allen head plug. When the unit is warm, the level should be even with the plug hole; when cold, it may be a bit below. A finger makes a fine dipstick. Lubricant may be added with a suction gun. Standard differentials may use SAE 80W GL-5 gear lubricant or the special lubricant made for limited slip differentials. Limited slip differentials must use the special lubricant or they will be damaged. If you don't want to go to the trouble of finding our, then the obvious solution is to use the special limited slip stuff.


See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: Location of the drive axle fill plugs and the correct fluid level on the Eagle front drive axle

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Fig. Fig. 2: Loosen the rear differential axle cover retaining bolts ...

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