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what kind of oil goes in the rear end? on 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

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GL-5* GL-5 Gear Oil for Limited-Slip Differentials
Cadillac: Rear Differential XLR, part no. 12378261 or equivalent meeting Spec. 9986115
plus 4 oz. Additive part no. 1052358, Spec. 9035-P.
DaimlerChrysler ex. Mercedes-Benz: Use the following as noted: SAE 75W-90, Part
No. 05010320AA meeting MS-9763; SAE 80W-90, Part No. 04874468 meeting MS-
9020; SAE 90, Part No. 04874466 meeting MS-8987; or Synthetic SAE 75W-140, Part
No. 04874469 meeting MS-8985. All axles require 6.5% additive, Part No. 04318060AB
meeting MS-10111
Ford, Lincoln, Mazda Trucks, Mercury: Use the following in front axles as noted:
SAE 75W-140, Part Number XY-75W140-QL plus specified quantity
of additive. Others use the following as noted: SAE 80W-90, Part No. XY-80W90-QL,
Spec. WSP-M2C197-A plus specified quantity of additive; or Synthetic SAE 75W-140,
Part No. XY-75W140-QL, Spec. WSL-M2C192-A plus specified quantity of additive; or
Synthetic SAE 75W-90, Part No. XY-75W90-GLS, Spec. DANA ES-PM-M2013 plus
specified quantity of additive.
All above require Part No. C8AZ-19B546-A, Spec. EST-M2C118-A in the following
quantities: 1986-97 Ranger, Bronco II w/10.25 ring gear add 8 oz; 1994-97 Mazda
B2300, B3000, B4000 w/10.25 ring gear add 8 oz; 1991-94 Explorer, Navajo w/10.25
ring gear add 8 oz; 1986-05 E-Series w/ Dana axle or w/10.25 ring gear axle add 8 oz;
1986-97 F-Series (ex 1997 F150, F250LD), Bronco w/ Dana axle or w/10.25 ring gear
axle add 8 oz; 1998 F250 HD, F350, F450, F550, Excursion w/ Dana axle add 8 oz;
1999-2005 F250 HD, F350, F450, F550, Excursion w/ Dana or Ford axle add 8 oz;
2000 Cobra R rear, add 2 oz; 1987-91 Tempo/Topaz 4WD rear, add 1.5 oz; All others
rear, add 4 oz.
GM Cars: Camaro, Firebird, 1994-98, and Corvette 1998 and earlier, Part No. 12345977
or 80W-90 GL-5 meeting Spec. 9985182 plus 4 oz. Additive Part No. 1052358. Camaro,
Corvette, Firebird, 1999-04, Part No. 12378961 or equivalent meeting Spec. 9986115
plus 4 oz. Additive Part No. 1052358, Spec. 9035-P. Other 1991-96 cars use Part No.
1052271 except Corvette and 1994-96 Camero & Firebird. NOTE: For all applications
not using synthetic, except 1993-94 Cadillac limo, with complete drain & refill add 4 oz.
Part No. 1052358, Spec. 9035-P
GM Trucks: Part No. 1052271 (Canada, 740321), Spec. 9985290
Isuzu: Use GL-5 Limited-Slip Differential Gear Lubricant plus 4 oz. Additive, Isuzu Part
No. 8-01052-358-0 or GM Part No. 1052358
Mercedes-Benz: Rear axle (Limited-slip Differential): Part No. 001 989 17 03 or
approved products on MB Sheet 235.7
Mitsubishi: Genuine Gear Oil, Part No. 8149630EX (90 GL-5)
Peugeot: Part No. 97.37
Volvo: With Eaton limited-slip axles, GL-5 plus additive 1161329-6; with Dana limited-
slip axles GL-5 plus 0.5 Liter Additive Part No. 1161129-0
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Mopar makes a synthetic rear differential gear lube and that is the 1 I always use and recommend. It will increase the life of your rear diff and front diff if you have 4wd.