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Old 02-19-2020, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default are rear ends year specific?

I saw the sticky thread regarding changing the oil, but I'm not sure if Mine is a "split" rear end that requires draining/filling two parts, or if its all in one.

i have a 99 with split seat backs and unfortunately I forgot to take a picture.


or if anyone has pics of examples
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:16 AM   #2
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Default Re: are rear ends year specific?

The change in rear ends came between the 1996-1997 model years.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: are rear ends year specific?

99 is a unitized transaxle, it's all in one.

96 and earlier were separate transmission/axle assembly. On these the center case is offset to the left side of the cart, and the transmission housing is above the right axle tube and there is a big gap between the axle and the housing.


97 and later are unitized. The center case with transmission and differential combined, is more towards the middle of the axle.
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Old 02-19-2020, 10:57 AM   #4
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Default Re: are rear ends year specific?

The biggest difference between them (aside from unitized vs. 2 separate parts) is rotational direction. The older carts used a CCW rotational motor, the newer motors rotate clockwise. So while an older unit would probably fit ant work fine in a newer cart, forward and reverse would be opposite.

Is your rear end bad or are you just looking for maintenance procedures?
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Old 02-19-2020, 12:47 PM   #5
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99 is a unitized transaxle, it's all in one.

96 and earlier were separate transmission/axle assembly. On these the center case is offset to the left side of the cart, and the transmission housing is above the right axle tube and there is a big gap between the axle and the housing.


97 and later are unitized. The center case with transmission and differential combined, is more towards the middle of the axle.
-this one looks like mine. thanks for the heads up. i think I can figure out the drain plugs it looked like they were on the passenger side toward the back and rear?





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Is your rear end bad or are you just looking for maintenance procedures?
maintenance, figured id change the fluid since I had it in the shop
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:22 PM   #6
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Yes, drain and fill plugs are on the passenger side of the case. Takes a little less than a quart to fill.

Fluid should be GL-5 gear oil. I just run plain cheap 80w-90 in all of mine.
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Old 02-19-2020, 01:31 PM   #7
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Fresh oil never hurts :) most people never touch them, and you drain out some nasty sludge. If it's real bad it might not hurt to put in some straight 30 weight that's thinner, run it for about a minute on jack stands just to get everything "rinsed" then drain it and fill with gear oil.
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Yes, drain and fill plugs are on the passenger side of the case. Takes a little less than a quart to fill.

Fluid should be GL-5 gear oil. I just run plain cheap 80w-90 in all of mine.
that was the plan we have a bucket in the shop that i planned on getting a bit from


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Fresh oil never hurts :) most people never touch them, and you drain out some nasty sludge. If it's real bad it might not hurt to put in some straight 30 weight that's thinner, run it for about a minute on jack stands just to get everything "rinsed" then drain it and fill with gear oil.
not a bad idea ill see how it looks. If I had to guess its never been done, but I can't be sure. i will find out
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Old 02-19-2020, 07:13 PM   #10
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Perfect thanks I thought those were it


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