Cadillac Escalade: How to Check Lubricant - Rear Axle - Vehicle Checks - Vehicle Care - Cadillac Escalade Owner's ManualCadillac Escalade: How to Check Lubricant

To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface.

To get an accurate reading, the vehicle should be on a level surface.

  • For Two-Wheel-Drive vehicles, the proper level is from 15mm to 40mm (0.6 in to 1.6 in) below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level.
  • For All-Wheel-Drive vehicles, the proper level is from 1.0mm to 19.0mm (0.04 in to 0.75 in) below the bottom of the filler plug hole, located on the rear axle. Add only enough fluid to reach the proper level.
    When to Check Lubricant
    It is not necessary to regularly check rear axle fluid unless there is a leak suspected or an unusual noise is heard. A fluid loss could indicate a problem. Have it inspected and repaired. All axle ...

    What to Use
    Refer to Recommended Fluids and Lubricants   to determine what kind of lubricant to use. ...

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