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Old 01-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question fluid type in rear/front diffs. and transfer case?

I have a 2004 colorado I5 3.5L , Auto , 4x4 ext. cab Z71. I need to know what ALL types(synthetic and standard oils) and capacity of fluids can be used in the following units on this truck?

1) Front differential - ALL acceptable types and capacity

2) Rear differential - ALL acceptable types and capacity

3) Transfer case - ALL acceptable types and capacity


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Old 01-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your owners manual will give you all this information you need and the quantities for refilling. The front and rear axles take 75-90 weight gear oil for both the front or rear. Actually takes a bit less than 2 qts for the refill but I just dump the whole two bottles. As far as the transfer case, I can't help you much on that. I know some G.M transmissions take Dexron, so you may have to find your owners manual for the correct fluid for your transfer case fill.


Also the rear and front differential covers have a reusable gasket that can be reused without using any gooey silicone either. Just torque down and you won't have any leaks. If you have the desire to use silicone don't use it with the G.M gasket.

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I can't seem to find the owners manual at this time,thus the reason i was asking.
Thanks for the reply on the diff. oil.If i can find out what type the transfer case uses and the capacities on all 3 i will be good to go.

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Old 01-08-2012, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You can download the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado Owners Manual here:
http://www.extendedgmwarranty.com/ow...t-Colorado.pdf


2004 CHEVROLET TRUCKS COLORADO 3.5L 5-cyl Engine Code [6]
LUBRICANTS & FLUIDS:

Engine Oil
Grade 1......API*[1]
SAE 5W-30
Above 0 F......10W-30
All TEMPS......5W-30 [2]
Manual Transmission,4WD......GL-3 [3]
Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (75W-90) API GL-4 (MTGQT)
Manual Transmission,2WD......GL-3 [3]
Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (75W-90) API GL-4 (MTGQT)
Automatic Transmission,4L60-E......AF6 [4]
Low Viscosity Synthetic ATF (ATLQT)
Synthetic Multi-Vehicle Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATFQT)
Torque-Drive Synthetic Transmission Fluid (ATD1G)
Differential, Rear......GL-5
All TEMPS......75W-90 [5]
SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Differential, Front......GL-5
All TEMPS......75W-90 [5]
SEVERE GEAR 75W-90 Synthetic EP Lubricant (SVGQT)
75W-90 Synthetic Long Life Gear Lube (FGRQT)
SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
Transfer Case,Isuzu T150......GLS [6]
Synthetic Synchromesh Transmission Fluid (5W-30) (MTFQT)
Fluids
Clutch Fluid......HB
AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN)
Power Steering Fluid......PS
Power Steering Fluid (PSFCN)
Clutch Fluid......
Brake Fluid......HB
AMSOIL Brake Fluid DOT-3 (BF3SN)

[1] Oil must be formulated to meet GM standard GM6094M.
[2] SAE 5W-30 is preferred.
[3] Use GM part no. 89021806 or equivalent.
[4] This specification has been updated from Dexron II or III to Dexron VI per a Technical Service Bulletin from the manufacturer
[5] Synthetic lubricant, GM part no. 12378261, or equivalent product formulated to meet GM specification 9986115.
[6] GM part no. 12345349 or equivalent.


CAPACITIES:
Engine, with filter..........6.1 quarts [1]
Cooling System, Initial Fill..........10.6 quarts
Automatic Transmission, 4L60-E Initial Fill..........5 quarts
Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
4 speed 4L60-E..........11.3 quarts
Manual Transmission, 2WD..........5.1 pints
Manual Transmission, 4WD..........5.3 pints
Differential, Front..........3.2 pints
Differential, Rear..........3.4 pints [2]
Transfer Case, Isuzu T150..........2.8 pints

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Thanks for the detailed info rshadd!
This is much more info/options than the standard owners manual gives
Also thanks for the download link for the owners manual as well
i should be able to keep up with this version and NOT misplace it
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