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Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Drive Axle-4WD Wagon

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



The rear drive axle requires Hypoid gear oil of API GL-5 rating. Use SAE 90 for temperatures above 41°F (5°C) or SAE 80 for temperatures below 41°F (5°C). Replace the fluid every 30,000 miles (48,300 km) or 24 months.

LEVEL CHECK



  1. Raise and safely support the entire vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Remove the oil filler plug from the drive axle housing.
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  5. Check that the oil is level with the bottom edge of the filler hole; if not, add oil.
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If the oil level is low, inspect the companion flange and drive axle housing for signs of leakage.

  1. Using a new aluminum washer, install the filler plug. Torque the plug to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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DRAIN AND REFILL



  1. Raise and safely support the entire vehicle on a level surface.
  2.  
  3. Place a drain pan under the drive axle housing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the oil filler and drain plugs from the drive axle housing, and allow the fluid to drain.
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  7. Using a new aluminum washer, install the drain plug. Torque the plug to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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  9. Using fresh gear oil, pour it through the filler hole until it is level with the bottom edge of the filler hole.
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  11. Using a new aluminum washer, install the filler plug. Torque the plug to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
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