In all 4-speed, 5-speed and 4-wheel drive models the transaxle and drive axle share a common supply of lubricant. On 1970-73 vehicles the lubricant level should be checked at least every 3 months/3000 miles (5000 km), whichever comes first. For 1974-80 models check the level every 6 months/6000 miles (9700 km). On 1981-84 models, check every 6 months/7500 miles (12,000 km).
Refer to the Capacities chart for the correct amount of lubricant the transaxle and drive axle in your vehicle needs. Use API GL-5 hypoid gear oil of one of the following viscosities:
The level is checked with a dipstick in much the same manner as the engine oil level. The dipstick is located on the right rear (passenger) side of the transaxle housing.