Differential Fluid Exchange Service in Denton County, TX
A differential is located on the front and rear axle assembly and is the centralized shaft on the vehicle that it rotates around. The differential is what allows the wheels located on the same axle to be able to rotate various speeds, which means when your vehicle turns around a corner, the wheel located on the outside must travel at a faster speed than the wheel located on the inside. As part of the transmission service provided by Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville of Denton County, the oil or differential fluid located in the axles and transaxles will be changed. When this service is completed based on the recommended service interval for your Ford, it will extend the life of the differential and help to prevent high repair costs in the future.
Recommended Differentail Fluid Maintenance
Over time, the differential fluid will heat up as the car is driven and will break it down causing friction from metal-to-metal contact, subsequently stopping the gears from being able to turn properly. The recommended service interval for changing differential fluid is 150,000 miles. However, this interval may drop significantly to every 30,000 for vehicles such as Ford trucks that are actively used at wide-open throttles and at driving temperatures of 70ºF or higher. Changing the rear-end gear oil in your Ford is one of the most commonly overlooked service maintenance requirements.
Why Change the Differential Fluid?
If the differential fluid is not changed at its recommended intervals, your vehicle may begin to exhibit symptoms associated with failing differential oil, which results from low levels or excessively dirty gear oil. The most common symptom being a howling or whining noise that is heard when the wheels are turned. This indicates a major lack of lubrication which increases in volume as the speed of the vehicle increases. To prevent severe damage from occurring, if this sound is heard while driving, it is important to have your vehicle serviced as soon as possible.
Certified Ford Maintenance & Repair Center
The factory-trained certified technicians at Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville are capable of changing differential fluid for all makes and models of Ford. We are committed to using genuine OEM parts for a factory fit, so in the event, any component of the transmission system needs to be replaced or repaired, you can be confident that your vehicle will receive high-quality service. Call us today at (469) 470-4938 or schedule an appointment online.
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