Rear differential

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  1. Paul Greenberg

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    Hi all,

    My 2018 prime just hit 30k and wondering if there is a rear differential fluid to change?
    I change the transaxle fluid at 30k and it was kind of dark,
    I am a dyI home mechanic and cant seem to find anything on the internet.
    My guess is I will find out this is a dumb question but better safe than sorry to ask and I like to properly maintain my cars

    Thanks
     
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    No. It's not RWD or AWD so there's no rear differential.
     
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    ...and while there is a front differential, it shares lubricant with the transmission. You already changed that, you're done.

    But if you have a few spare minutes, maybe clean the battery cooling fan. They often get overlooked.
     
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    Thanks again
     
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    Thanks - will do. I love this car!
     
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    What...there's no rear diff ?

    ;)


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    They eliminated it in favor of headlight fluid. It's lighter and more efficient.
     
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    Don't forget to check the blinker fluid when you check the headlight fluid level:p.
     
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