can I put gear oil in the rear end of my 1999 chevy Silverado through the hole were the vacuum line goes

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Asked by Dec 04, 2013 at 05:37 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the rear end is leaking and I can't get the plug out and I noticed a vacuum in the top of the housing and I was wondering if I could put some oil through that hole

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510

How are you going to know you have the right amount of oil in there? That hose is usually a vent to equalize pressure.

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I have to put a new seal on it and I just want to get some oil in it because I need it to goto work ,then I will fix it when I get payed,just wondering if oil would go into the rear end cavity through that hole

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4,335

probably not. air would have to be coming out of the tube at the same time you are trying to put oil in.

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