Lexus ES manuals

Lexus ES: Differential Oil

Components

COMPONENTS

ILLUSTRATION

*1

REAR DIFFERENTIAL FILLER PLUG

*2

REAR DIFFERENTIAL DRAIN PLUG

*3

GASKET

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N*m (kgf*cm, ft.*lbf): Specified torque

Non-reusable part

Replacement

REPLACEMENT

PROCEDURE

1. DRAIN DIFFERENTIAL OIL

(a) Stop the vehicle on a level surface.

(b) Using a 10 mm socket hexagon wrench, remove the rear differential filler plug and gasket.

(c) Using a 10 mm socket hexagon wrench, remove the rear differential drain plug and gasket.

(d) Drain the differential oil.

(e) Install a new gasket and the rear differential drain plug.

Torque:

39 N·m {398 kgf·cm, 29 ft·lbf}

2. ADD DIFFERENTIAL OIL

(a) Add Toyota Genuine Differential gear oil LT SAE 75W-85 API GL-5 or equivalent.

*a

0 to 5 mm (0 to 0.196 in.)

(b) Pour oil into the rear differential carrier assembly so that the oil level is within 0 to 5 mm (0 to 0.196 in.) of the bottom of the filler plug opening.

NOTICE:

Excessively large or small quantities of oil may cause problems.

Recommended viscosity:

SAE 75W-85

Standard oil grade:

Toyota genuine differential gear oil LT API GL-5 or equivalent

Standard differential oil capacity:

0.45 to 0.55 liters (0.48 to 0.58 US qts., 0.40 to 0.48 Imp. qts.)

(c) Wait approximately 5 minutes and check that the oil level has not changed.

(d) Using a 10 mm socket hexagon wrench, install a new gasket and the rear differential filler plug.

Torque:

39 N·m {398 kgf·cm, 29 ft·lbf}

(e) Drive the vehicle and check the oil level again. If necessary, add differential oil.

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