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hey i want to change the oil in my tranny but i don't know what weight it call for. I call my local autozone but they did not know. could someone plz let me know what wheight to use? thank you in advanced.

by the way 2.5 5spd.

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use ATF. its a T-5. thats what they call for.

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ok thank you I just was not sure. from the looks of when i checked it it had some very nice motor oil in there yay. the rear end also that's the main reson I'm changing them both and inspecting the rear end for where.

autozone said 90 for the rear end is that also right?
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yep,,thats what we used when i worked in a trans shop
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in the rear if you have no leaks it might be a good time to upgrade to a
Synthetic (Royal Purple) type grease. 75-90 is what i use on my trucks. 2 Quarts. Not so sure on the manual trans.
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while on the topic, whats the weight recomended for the diff. I was going to pull my cover to change fluid casue its leaking anyway.

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Synthetic (Royal Purple) type grease. 75-90 is what i use on my trucks. 2 Quarts. .
around $15 a quart
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i just got back from autozone and got me 3 quarts of atf and 2 quarts of 80-90 gear oil.

oh and i had to take back the 5664 springs i ordered cause you will never guess it but they got the wrong ones.
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How do you change the transmission fluid for a 5 spd? ( 2.8 TBI by the way)
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Autozone did not know what fluid too use..... Autozone markets Alldata. For them to not know what fluid it needs is either a lie because they can look up all the info or Alldata is truly as worthless as I know it to be (I call it Nodata).

To change the fluid there will be two large plugs. One lower than the other. Pull the lower and drain the fluid then reinstall. Then fill from the upper, slowly so the fluid will settle, then when it pours out of the hole it is full. When its a heavy fluid (ATF is pretty light) you would want to allow the fluid to settle for a few minutes and recheck the level and top off if needed.

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15 bucks a quart...wow!

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15 bucks a quart...wow!
for Royal Purple Gear Oil Considering you change it say ever 50k pretty cheap insurance
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for Royal Purple Gear Oil Considering you change it say ever 50k pretty cheap insurance
It also already has friction modifiers for LSD's so you don't need to add any.

If I acted like some of the people here do and ran to someone when ever my feelings were hurt I would have been called a sissy and then ridiculed for that as well. I suppose I just grew up in a time when we were all tougher and turned out to be men and women instead of staying crying children.
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Autozone did not know what fluid too use..... Autozone markets Alldata. For them to not know what fluid it needs is either a lie because they can look up all the info or Alldata is truly as worthless as I know it to be (I call it Nodata).

To change the fluid there will be two large plugs. One lower than the other. Pull the lower and drain the fluid then reinstall. Then fill from the upper, slowly so the fluid will settle, then when it pours out of the hole it is full. When its a heavy fluid (ATF is pretty light) you would want to allow the fluid to settle for a few minutes and recheck the level and top off if needed.
i would say there is a good chance that the employee was just lazy and did not want to look it up. but either way it is done now so I'm happy.
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in the rear if you have no leaks it might be a good time to upgrade to a
Synthetic (Royal Purple) type grease. 75-90 is what i use on my trucks. 2 Quarts. Not so sure on the manual trans.
The oil company I work for has developed a pretty good Synthetic G.O. 75W90..We aslo make a good LSD additive to add to MP Gear oils
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before pulling the bpttom plug, always pull the top (fill plug). youre ****ed if you drain all the fluid and cant get the fill plug out.

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I would hope that was common knowledge. But guess you never know. MadMike is 100% correct on the drain and fill. It is extremely easy, especially if you have easy access to the trans
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x2 its easy

opinions are like assholes,,
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how much does the 4 speed hold? (2.5L, 1987)
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I have an 01 xtreme 4.3 with a 5speed and I have been wanting to change my trans. Fluid. Two questions. First, when I the tranny is cold, like hasn't been run for a couple hours or more, it shifts, engages, and disengages smoot and quietly. When it warms up I hear it engage and disengage sometimes with like a metal to metal clap. If I throw in a good high quality fluid you guys think it'll help a lot or should I be expecting bigger issues? And second. Am I supposed to be using an ATF fluid for my manual transmission?
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Go to the dealership and get the synchromesh fluid for the manual trans. I've had the best luck with that and it's fairly cheap.
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