Vehicle : 2011 Rav4 4WD 4-cyl
Current Mileage : ~ 82,000 miles
Pardon my limited knowledge, but why is the maintenance guide stating to replace front differential oil ? As i understand, the front differential is integrated with the transmission, hence "transaxle".
Below quote is from the maintenance guide @ 60K miles service under special operating conditions ::
Replace automatic transmission fluid
Replace front differential oil
Replace rear differential oil (4WD)
Replace transfer case oil (4WD)
Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body
Link :: http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/omms/T-MMS-11RAV4/pdf/2011_RAV4_WMG_lr.pdf
Reason why i ask :: I had free maintenance until 75K and i looked at 60K receipts, dealer did not changed ATF or any differential oil. (obviously as it was called for special operating conditions).
So, i would like to do this on my own. Now, my confusion is why in maintenance manual, replace ATF and Replace front differential oil are 2 line items? From, the owner's manual i see :
Transfer Case (4WD) - 0.48qt SAE80W-90
Rear Differential (4WD) - 0.5qt SAE80W-90
ATF - 8.6qt (4-speed) / 9.3 qt (5-speed)
Ref :: http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM42785U/pdf/sec_06-01.pdf
Just want to ensure there is not a separate drain/fill for front differential oil, otherwise this thread explains most of the DIY ..