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Old 12-27-2001, 02:23 PM
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Rich126,

Autozone is one of many sources. I bought my 14mm hex key from a local industrial hardware supply shop ($4 or so).

Changing the diff fluid is just good ol' preventative maintenance.

I can tell you from experience with my former daily driver (a Trans Am GTA with a limited slip diff) that the fluid does wear out. That car had a bad clunk in the rear when going around a tight left corner. A little research (a lot of worry) later, and I found out that this was a common indicator that the diff fluid is tired. So, while it may be a different make, the fluid experiences the same environment and does not maintain it's characteristics indefinitely.

It's a 20 minute job every few years (assuming you can get the plug out.) Well worth doing.
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