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
Last edited by CX5-SO; 07-11-2016 at 02:51 PM.
Do you need a pump?
How much fluid for each - front and rear should get exchanged?
Are rear diff and xfer case conected (same oil) or each is separate?
I normally use a hand pump like one of these when changing diff or transfer case fluids.
Good to know. Thanks for posting.
I plan to use this.
More info in this thread
Specs say around .5 quart but can't remember if anyone said it is actually more to bring up to fill line.
The Wife's turned over 30k and I had a couple days off from work, so, the fluids got a change.
I made extenders from 2x10s and 1/2" by 4" carriage bolts so I could easily get 'er up and level on my 4 Rhino Ramps. The extenders are gotten out of the way by simply lifting them up and out of the ramps.
I got the idea from this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSH8shmHvgg
The low angle provided by the extenders made it super easy for the CX 5 to crawl to the top.
I got these snapshots off my security camera.
The changes went off without a hitch. Getting the splash shield off was the hardest part. The sockets I bought worked perfect and were shallow enough that I was able to use my 3/8 drive torque wrench in the tightest spot, which ended up being the rear diff. fill plug. For the diff. change, you will be working very close to the exhaust, so, maybe let things cool off for a period before you start.
One last note, the diff. fluid came out pretty darn clean, much more clear than I expected. The transfer fluid was somewhat dark but nothing out of the ordinary. Both drain plugs had just a tiny amount of metal captured.
Last edited by CX5-SO; 09-10-2015 at 08:23 PM.
CX5-SO: Was drained fluid less than what you put back in? Was level up to the fill hole before you drained it?
Drained fluid was less and factory level was not up to the fill hole. I filled as I have always done, pumped until I saw fluid draining back out the fill hole and then let it sit until there was not even a drip coming out. I figure there are always air bubbles to come to the top and nicks and crannies to be filled, so by filling until overflow, the fluid should settle down to just about right. The wife took the vehicle on two trips after the change, totalling 685 miles, without issue. I am going to say that filling to the bottom of the fill hole is perfectly fine in these vehicles, but that is just my opinion. Others, please do what makes you feel good, I'm not a Mazda engineer.
CX5-SO: Did you note how much fluid you used between front and back? 2 quarts sufficient? I know what FSM says but to bottom of fill line might be more. Thanks!