Lexus RX (RX 350L, RX450h) 2016-2024 Repair Manual: Differential Oil

Replacement

REPLACEMENT

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

HINT:

Stop the vehicle on a level surface.

PROCEDURE

1. DRAIN DIFFERENTIAL OIL

(a) Using a 10 mm hexagon wrench, remove the differential inspection plug and gasket.

(b) Using a 10 mm hexagon wrench, remove the rear differential drain plug and gasket to drain the differential oil.

NOTICE:

As the differential oil may be hot after driving, make sure that the differential is sufficiently cool before starting work.

(c) Using a 10 mm hexagon wrench, 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 differential oil.

Oil Type:

Toyota genuine differential gear oil LT 75W-85 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.)

NOTICE:

  • Add the differential oil in small quantities every few minutes.
  • Too much or too little oil will lead to differential problems.

(b) Check that the oil level is between 0 to 5 mm (0 and 0.196 in.) from the bottom lip of the differential inspection plug opening.

*a

0 to 5 mm (0 to 0.196 in.)

(c) Inspect for oil leaks if the oil level is low.

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

Torque:

39 N·m {398 kgf·cm, 29 ft·lbf}

NOTICE:

After changing the oil, drive the vehicle and then check the oil level again.

3. INSPECT FOR DIFFERENTIAL OIL LEAK

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