Info for 2nd generation Traverse
This is excellent information! I know there has been a lot of conflicting information, but this clears it up. Very interesting that the clutches have their own fluid and it's sealed from the gears in the rear diff - Honda uses a clutched rear differential as well but it's one fluid for the whole diff.Traverse transfer case
The differential and the transfer case take the same drain plug. I ordered 2 magnetic drain plugs on www.powerslutracing.com (#PSR-5692). It is a M22-1.5 thread. I ordered extra washers/gaskets. You don't have to replace the plug. Just replace the washer. Even when I change my oil I am in the habit of always replacing the washer.What's everyone take on not reusing the fastener?
The 2015 (1st gen) is much more straightforward. Gear oil in both per the owner's manual page below. 75W90 can be hard to find in synthetic, I've run 80W90 with no problem in every vehicle I've owned.Are the fluids different also for a 2015 AWD? I only had the Delco synthetic gear lubricant changed
Do the work and you will find multiple answers to your questions. there are many substitutes for all the lubricants for your Traverse.
The older (A lot older) car manuals even used to have torque specs and valve adjustment clearance. Now it says don't drink the antifreeze. What happened to people?Owner's manual is written for the average person. The one who never opens the hood even to check the oil occasionally.
That's why 1/2 of it is dedicated for the important stuff like how to link one's phone to the vehicle or run the infotainment system.
Us 2% who do our own maintenance are very deep into the minority now.