2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
- Plano, Texas, USA
Rear Diff and Transfer Case Fluid Change: tools parts and links
You need more than 1 quart gear lubricant to replace both front transfer case and rear differential. The manual says both front and rear need 0.48 quarts, but in reality the rear needs about ⅔ quarts!$39 shipped for 1 qt. Ouch.
And you can order some oil chang kits and engine / cabin air filters to make the order amount over $100 to waive the expensive shipping at our sponsor Med Center. Or you can try Amazon as the OP CX5-SO suggested:Mine is same as 2013. Correct. I needed more than one quart to change both. Front was seemingly spot on... rear needed more than half quart. Unfortunately I didn't measure. I don't think 3/4 quart but it seemed around or shy of 2/3 quart was what it took.
EDIT: Vehicle was cold and level.
I have coming from Amazon
OEM Tools 22297 23mm Metric Socket (THIS IS A VERY SHALLOW SOCKET)
OEM Tools 22298 24mm Metric Socket (THIS IS A VERY SHALLOW SOCKET)
Genuine Mazda Fluid (0000-77-80W9-QT) SAE 80W-90 Rear Differential Oil - 1 Quart
I have coming from arlingtonmazda.com
DRAIN PLUG WASHER (ISH9956-41-800)
Thanks go out for the member that gave the plug head sizes!
MAZDA HAS CHANGED THE SPEC ON THESE FLUIDS FOR LATER YEAR MODELS. CHECK YOU OWN OWNER MANUAL FOR THE RECOMMENDED LUBE FOR YOUR CX-5.
EXAMPLE DIFF. BETWEEN 2013 AND 2016 YMs