Toyota Corolla 1988-1997 Repair Guide

Front Differential

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FLUID RECOMMENDATIONS



All front differentials in the 3 speed automatics (A131L) use Dexron II.

DRAIN & REFILL



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Only the 3 speed automatic (A131L) transaxles have a separate front differential unit.

  1. Loosen the filler plug for the differential.
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  3. To remove the plug from the differential on A131L models, use a 10mm hexagon wrench.
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Fig. Fig. 1: A 10mm hexagon wrench will be needed to loosen and remove the drain plug on the differential

  1. Reinstall and securely tighten the plug.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Add fresh fluid through the differential fill hole on the A131L automatic transaxle models

  1. Add new oil (Dexron II) through the filler hole till it begins to runout then tighten the plug.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Check the fluid level through the filler hole

 
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