Ram 1500 Front and Rear Differential Fluid Types

When shopping for Ram 1500 differential fluid, many Ram 1500 owners wonder what type of front or rear differential fluid their specific model uses. Blauparts is here to help! In this blog article, we've put together a Ram 1500 differential fluid specification application list. This will help you determine the right Ram 1500 front and rear differential gear oil spec, fluid part numbers, and fill capacities needed when changing your Ram 1500 gear lube.

How to Find Your Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Type

Currently, in the United States, the Ram 1500 models recommend the use of several different differential gear oil fluid types. The type of differential gear oil you will need for a fluid change will depend on whether you are changing the front differential, rear differential, and the exact model year of your Ram 1500. The differentials and corresponding fluids use different Mopar gear oil part numbers, specifications, viscosity, and formulation types. Below you will find some essential tech tips and informative information to help you confirm which gear oil you will need for your Ram 1500 differential fluid change, the differential fluid change capacities, and the recommended differential fluid change interval.


Front Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Specification Guide

75W85 Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid Type

The following front differential fluid information applies to the 2012 and newer Ram 1500 models. The Ram 1500 4WD models started recommending 75W85 GL5 gear oil for the front differentials in the 2012 model year. The gear oil part numbers are 68210057AA and 68210057AB. Currently (as of 2022), this is still the recommended gear oil specification for the front differentials in the Ram 1500 models.

The main reason Ram updated to a 75W85 front differential fluid was to improve or optimize the efficiency of the vehicle. By using a slightly lighter 75W85 gear oil (vs. the 75W90), there is less dynamic drag inside the front differential, reducing the vehicle's rolling resistance and resulting in improved fuel economy. The Ram 75W85 gear oil also offers a better flow of gear oil lubrication to critical areas of the front differential, especially during initial differential 4WD rotation and engagement. It also supplies better cold-climate lubrication while maintaining high-load shear stability.

Some may still choose alternative front differential gear oil viscosity options or general multi-application gear oils, even though a high-quality 75W85 gear oil is specified. We always suggest using a fluid in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, as noted in service and owner manuals. Using the recommended gear oil SAE 75W85 viscosity with GL5 specification formulation will ensure intended differential designed functions are achieved with the best performance. Using the correct viscosity will also provide the best possible lubricating characteristics for the internal front differential components and will ensure long-term reliability is met. The newer Ram 1500 75W85 GL5 front differential gear oil contains a more sophisticated additive formulation using higher quality additives and more advanced fully synthetic base oils than many popular 75W90 gear oils. The high-quality level of the 75W85 GL5 front differential fluid formulation achieves the benefits of instantaneous lubrication flow to internal components in cold weather while maintaining excellent shear stability in high-load, high-temperature driving conditions.

Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid Types

75W85 Gear Oil Specifications and Part Numbers Used for Ram 1500 Front Differential

Ravenol Gear Oil DGL 75w85 GL-5 LS 1L
Rating:
100%
$22.95

Ram offers several different OEM 75W85 GL5 gear oils. A standard and heavy-duty 75W85 GL5 gear oil. The standard 75W85 GL5 gear oil is known as part numbers 05136035AA, 05136035AB, 05136035AC, and 05136035AD. These should not be used in the Ram 1500 front differential.

When choosing a 75W85 GL5 gear oil for the Ram 1500 front differential, we suggest heavy-duty gear oils based on high-quality, fully synthetic PAO (Polyalphaolefin) oils. You can see our product description if you'd like to learn more about the performance and heavy-duty benefits of the fully synthetic RAVENOL DGL 75W85 GL5 gear oil.

The Ram 75W85 GL5 front differential gear oil can be identified by more than one part number. As many know, Ram has several divisions operating in various regions worldwide to support its automotive network. These different Ram gear oil part numbers usually depend on the vehicle release era, regional location, or country.

  • Ram 1500 front differential fluid part numbers 68210057AA and 68210057AB.
  • Ram 1500 4WD models requiring 75W85 GL5 front differential gear oil part numbers 68210057AA and 68210057AB apply to known models available in America only, as seen below.
  • RAVENOL DGL 75W85 GL5 is a replacement for Ram differential gear oil part numbers 68210057AA and 68210057AB for the following Ram 1500 4WD front differential fitments.

Model Fitment for 75W85 Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid

  • 2012-2022 Ram 1500 4WD 5.7L V8 Hemi models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2013-2022 Ram 1500 4WD 3.6L V6 Pentastar models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2014-2018 Ram 1500 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2019-2019 Ram 1500 Classic 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2020-2022 Ram 1500 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX 4WD 6.2L V8 Hemi models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5
  • 2012-2013 Ram 1500 4WD 4.7L V8 Magnum models use front differential fluid 68210057AA, 68210057AB, 75W85 GL5

75W90 Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid Type

The following front differential gear oil information applies to the 2002-2011 Ram 1500 models. The 2011 and older Ram 1500 4WD models use SAE 75W90 viscosity gear oil with an API GL5 specification in the front differential.

Some may still choose alternative front differential gear oil viscosity options or general multi-application gear oils, even though a 75W90 gear oil is recommended for the 2002-2011 Ram 1500 front differential. This is a risky decision. We always suggest using differential gear oil according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, as noted in the service and owner's manuals. Using the recommended gear oil SAE 75W90 viscosity with GL5 specification formulation will ensure intended differential designed functions are achieved with the best performance. Using the correct viscosity will also provide the best possible lubricating characteristics for the internal front differential components and will ensure long-term reliability is met.

75W90 Gear Oil Specifications and Part Numbers Used for Ram 1500 Front Differential

Ravenol Gear Oil VSG 75W-90 GL-4 GL-5 1L
Rating:
100%
$18.95

Popular 75W90 GL5 gear oils typically use general formulations for various applications. In some cases, these generic inexpensive gear oils can offer low-performance lubricating levels and essential characteristics requiring more frequent front differential fluid changes. This is due to lower-quality base oils that break down and lubricating additives that become prematurely depleted. We recommend using a 75W90 GL5 gear oil for these front Ram 1500 differential applications based on high-quality full synthetics. Typically, these are PAO (Polyalphaolefin) or Ester oils. To learn more about the heavy-duty, high-performance benefits of the fully synthetic RAVENOL VSG 75W90 GL5 gear oil, see our product description in our online catalog.

The Ram 75W90 GL5 front differential gear lube can be identified by more than one part number. As many know, Ram has several divisions operating in various regions worldwide to support its automotive network. These different Ram gear oil part numbers depending on the regional location, country, or era of vehicle release.

  • Ram 1500 front differential fluid part numbers 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, and 05010320GA.
  • The following Ram 1500 4WD models requiring 75W90 GL5 front differential gear oil part numbers 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, and 05010320GA apply to known models available in America only.
  • RAVENOL VSG 75W90 GL5 is a replacement for Ram front differential gear oil part numbers 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, and 05010320GA for the following Ram 1500 4WD front differential fitments.

Model Fitment for 75W90 Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid

Ram Models:

  • 2011 Ram 1500 4WD 5.7L V8 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5
  • 2011 Ram 1500 4WD 4.7L V8 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5
  • 2011 Ram 1500 4WD 3.7L V6 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5

Dodge Ram Models:

  • 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD 5.7L V8 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5
  • 2004-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD 4.7L V8 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 4WD 3.7L V6 models use front differential fluid 68089195AA, 68049954AA, 68049954AC, 05103529EB, 68218655GA, 05103529EA, 05103529GA, 05010320GA, 75W90 GL5

Rear Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Specification Guide

75W90 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid Type

The following rear differential fluid information applies to the 2017 and newer Ram 1500 models. The Ram 1500 models started recommending SAE 75W90 GL5 gear oil for use in the rear differentials in the model year 2017. This is known as gear oil quality specification MS-A0160 or part number 68340460AA.

Some may still choose to use alternative viscosity gear oils in the Ram 1500 rear differential even though a 75W90 GL5 gear oil is specified for the 2017-2022 Ram 1500 rear differential. This is a risky decision. We always suggest using differential gear oil according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, as noted in the service and owner's manuals. This will ensure the best rear differential function. The suggested gear oil viscosity and spec formulation will ensure the correct rear differential lubricating characteristics are met for the intended differential designed functions. Also, you can expect to achieve the best performance results and long-term reliability for all internal rear differential components. Ram also recommends that 5 ounces of limited-slip friction modifier be added to the rear differentials for models with limited-slip differentials. This limited-slip additive is known as specification MS-10111 and part numbers 4318060AD, 4318060AB, 4318060AC, 4318060AS, and 4318060BS. For convenience, we offer the RAVENOL 75W90 LS gear oil (part number J1C1169-001-999). This is formulated for limited-slip differential applications, so no additional limited-slip additives need to be purchased and added to the rear differential.

Ram 1500 Rear Differential Gear Oil Types

75W90 Gear Oil Specifications and Part Numbers Used for Ram 1500 Rear Differential

Popular 75W90 GL5 gear oils typically use general formulations for various applications. In some cases, these generic inexpensive gear oils can offer low lubricating performance levels and essential characteristics requiring more frequent rear differential fluid changes. This is due to lower-quality base oils that break down and lubricating additives that become prematurely depleted. We recommend using a 75W90 GL5 gear oil for these Ram 1500 rear differential applications based on high-quality synthetics. See our online catalog to learn more about the performance and heavy-duty benefits of the Ram 1500 rear differential fluid.

  • The Ram 1500 75W90 GL5 rear differential gear lube can be identified by specification MS-A0160 or part number 68340460AA.
  • The following Ram 1500 models requiring 75W90 GL5 rear differential gear oil part numbers 68340460AA apply to known models available in America only.
  • RAVENOL Gear Oil LS 75W90 GL5 is a replacement for Ram 1500 rear differential gear oil specification MS-A0160 or part number 68340460AA for the following Ram 1500 fitments.

Model Fitment for 75W90 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid

Important Note Regarding Different Rear Differential and Fluid Types: From our research, the majority of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic models were optioned with 3.21 or 3.55 rear differentials. These differentials recommend using SAE 75W90 GL5 with an additional 5oz limited-slip additive. 2019-2022 Ram 1500 should confirm the rear differential type before selecting the rear differential gear oil type.

Important Note Regarding Different Rear Differential and Fluid Types: A select or limited amount of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic models were optioned with 3.92 rear differentials. These 3.92 rear differentials recommend using 75W140 GL5 with an additional 5oz limited-slip additive. Also, a few models may be optioned with a Dana 3.92 max tow rear differential, which recommends using SAE 80W90 GL5 gear oil. If your Ram 1500 is optioned with a 3.92 rear differential, please use the RAVENOL SLS 75W140 GL5 or EPX 80W90 GL5 gear oil according to your differential type.

  • 2017-2018 Ram 1500 5.7L V8 Gasoline Engine - 4WD 
  • 2017-2018 Ram 1500 3.6L V6 Gasoline Engine - 4WD  
  • 2017-2018 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 3.0L V6 Engie - 4WD  
  • 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic 5.7L V8 Gasoline Engine - 4WD
  • 2019-2021 Ram 1500 Classic 3.6L V6 Gasoline Engine - 4WD
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic 5.7L V8 Engine with 3.21/3.55 Rear Differentials - 4WD
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic 3.6L V6 Engine with 3.21/3.55 Rear Differentials - 4WD
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 5.7L V8 Engine with 3.21/3.55 Rear Differentials - 4WD
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 3.6L V6 Engine with 3.21/3.55 Rear Differentials - 4WD
  • 2020-2022 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel 3.0L V6 Engine with 3.21/3.55 Rear Differential - 4WD

75W140 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid Type

The following rear differential fluid information applies to the 2002-2016 Ram 1500 models, 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX, and select 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models with the 3.92 rear differentials. These models recommend using SAE 75W140 GL5 gear oil.

Ram also recommends that 5 ounces of limited-slip friction modifier be added to the rear differential gear oil for models with limited-slip differentials. This limited-slip additive is known as specification MS-10111 and part numbers 4318060AD, 4318060AB, 4318060AC, 4318060AS, and 4318060BS. For convenience, we offer the RAVENOL SLS 75W140 LS gear oil (part number J1C1120-001). This gear oil is formulated for limited-slip differential applications, so no additional limited-slip additives need to be purchased and added to the rear differential.

Some may still choose to use alternative viscosity gear oils in the Ram 1500 rear differential even though a 75W140 GL5 gear oil is specified for the 2002-2016 Ram 1500 models, 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX, and select 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models with the 3.92 rear differentials rear differential. We always suggest using differential gear oil according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, as noted in the service and owner's manuals. This will ensure the best rear differential function and reliability. The suggested gear oil viscosity and spec formulation will ensure the correct rear differential lubricating characteristics are met for the intended differential designed functions. Also, you can expect to achieve the best performance results and long-term reliability for all internal rear differential components.

75W140 Gear Oil Specifications and Part Numbers Used for Ram 1500 Rear Differential

Popular 75W140 GL5 gear oils typically use general formulations for various applications. In some cases, these generic inexpensive gear oils can offer low lubricating performance levels and essential lubricating characteristics requiring more frequent rear differential fluid changes. This is due to lower-quality base oils that break down and lubricating additives that become prematurely depleted. We recommend using a 75W140 GL5 gear oil for these Ram 1500 rear differential applications based on high-quality, fully synthetic PAO (Polyalphaolefin) oils. See our online catalog to learn more about the performance and heavy-duty benefits of the Ram 1500 75W140 GL5 rear differential fluid.

  • The recommended 75W140 GL5 gear oil for these Ram 1500 rear differentials is known as specification MS-8995, part numbers 4874469, 68218657AB, 68218657AA, 68218657CA, and 68218658CA.
  • The following Ram 1500 models require 75W140 GL5 rear differential gear oil part numbers 4874469, 68218657AB, 68218657AA, 68218657CA, and 68218658CA apply to known models available in America only as listed below.
  • RAVENOL SLS 75W140 GL5 gear oil is a replacement for Ram 1500 rear differential gear oil specification MS-8995. Part numbers 4874469, 68218657AB, 68218657AA, 68218657CA, and 68218658CA for the following Ram 1500 fitments.

Model Fitment for 75W140 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid

Important Note Regarding Different Rear Differential and Fluid Types: A select or limited number of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic models were optioned with 3.92 rear differentials. These 3.92 rear differentials recommend using 75W140 GL5 with an additional 5oz limited-slip additive. If you have a 3.21 or 3.55, use the 75W90 GL5 gear oil. Also, a few models may be optioned with a Dana 3.92 max tow rear differential, which recommends using SAE 80W90 GL5 gear oil. 2019-2022 Ram 1500 owners could have the 3.21, 3.55, 3.92, or Dana 3.92 rear differentials. Please confirm your rear differential type and be sure to use the correct gear oil specification and viscosity for that specific differential.

  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX - 4WD 6.2 Litre V8 Gasoline Engine
  • 2012-2016 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7 Litre V8 Gasoline Engine
  • 2012-2013 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 4.7 Litre V8 Gasoline Engine
  • 2013-2016 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.6 Litre V6 Gasoline Engine
  • 2014-2016 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.0 Litre V6 EcoDiesel Engine
  • 2012-2012 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.7 Litre V6 Gasoline Engine
  • 2003-2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7 V8 Gasoline Engine
  • 2004-2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 4.7 V8 Gasoline Engine
  • 2002-2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.7 V6 Gasoline Engine
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 Engine with 3.92 Rear Differential
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck - 4WD 3.6L V6 Engine with 3.92 Rear Differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 Engine with 3.92 Rear Differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.6L V6 Engine with 3.92 Rear Differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine with 3.92 Rear Differential

80W90 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid Type

Many older Ram 1500 models in the ’90s recommended using 90W GL5 and 80W90 GL5 gear oils in the rear differentials. However, this article section will specifically discuss the 2019-2022 models optioned with the Dana 3.92 max tow rear differential. From our understanding, the Dana 3.92 max tow rear differential was an option in only a small percentage of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models. These differentials recommend using an 80W90 GL5 gear oil with no additional suggested limited-slip additives or friction modifiers. This is a similar rear differential option used in some of the older Ram 1500 models.

We always suggest using differential gear oil according to the vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, as noted in the service and owner's manuals. This will ensure the best rear differential performance, function, and reliability. The suggested gear oil viscosity and spec formulation will ensure the correct rear differential lubricating characteristics are met for the intended differential designed functions. Also, you can expect to achieve the best performance results and long-term reliability for all internal rear differential components.

80W90 Gear Oil Specifications and Part Numbers Used for Ram 1500 Rear Differential

  • The recommended 80W90 GL5 gear oil for these Ram 1500 rear differentials is known as specification MS-9020, part numbers 04874468AA, 68218041AA, 68218041AB, and 04874468.
  • The following Ram 1500 models require 80W90 GL5 rear differential gear oil part numbers 04874468AA, 68218041AA, 68218041AB, 03744994, 04874466, 02933565, 04796517, 04318058, 82300026, 04874468, and 02585318 apply to known models available in America only as listed below.
  • RAVENOL EPX 80W90 GL5 gear oil replaces Ram 1500 Dans 3.92 rear differential gear oil specification MS-9020. Part numbers 04874468AA, 68218041AA, 68218041AB, 03744994, 04874466, 02933565, 04796517, 04318058, 82300026, 04874468, 02585318 for the following Ram 1500 fitments.

Model Fitment for 80W90 Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid

Important Note Regarding Different Rear Differential and Fluid Types: A select or limited amount of 2019-2022 Ram 1500 models and 2022 Ram 1500 Classic models were optioned with Dana 3.92 max tow rear differentials. These models could have 3.21, 3.55, 3.92, and Dana 3.92 rear differentials. Please confirm your rear differential type and use the corresponding gear oil specification and viscosity.

  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 Engine with Dana 3.92 max tow Rear Differential
  • 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck - 4WD 3.6L V6 Engine with Dana 3.92 max tow Rear Differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 Engine with Dana 3.92 max tow Rear Differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.6L V6 Engine with Dana 3.92 max tow rear differential
  • 2019-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine with Dana 3.92 max tow Rear Differential

Differential Gears with Differential Fluid


Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Fill Capacities

Ram 1500 Front Differential Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX Truck - 4WD 6.2L V8 Hemi model front differential fluid capacity - 1.4 liters or 1.5 quart
  • 2011-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 Hemi model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2013-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.6L V6 Pentastar model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2014-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2011-2013 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 4.7L V8 Magnum model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2011 Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.7L V6 model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 5.7L V8 model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2004-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 4.7L V8 model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4WD 3.7L V6 model front differential fluid capacity - 1.1 liter or 1.16 quart

Ram 1500 Rear Differential Fluid Fill Capacity

  • 2021-2022 Ram 1500 TRX Truck - 6.2L V8 Hemi model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.7 liters or 2.85 quarts
  • 2011-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 5.7L V8 Hemi model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.9 liters or 2.32-3.0 quarts
  • 2013-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 3.6L V6 Pentastar model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.9 liters or 2.32-3.0 quarts
  • 2014-2022 Ram 1500 Truck - 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.9 liters or 2.32-3.0 quarts
  • 2011-2013 Ram 1500 Truck - 4.7L V8 Magnum model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.7 liters or 2.32-2.85 quarts
  • 2011 Ram 1500 Truck - 3.7L V6 model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.7 liters or 2.32-2.85 quarts
  • 2003-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 5.7L V8 model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.7 liters or 2.32-2.85 quarts
  • 2004-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 4.7L V8 model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.7 liters or 2.32-2.85 quarts
  • 2002-2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck - 3.7L V6 model rear differential fluid capacity - 2.2-2.7 liters or 2.32-2.85 quarts

Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Change Intervals

When should you change your Ram 1500 front and rear differential fluids? While it's always best to follow the manufacturers' recommendations, changing the fluid from around 50,000 miles to 60,000 miles should be acceptable under usual driving conditions. However, the differential gear oils could be changed more frequently depending on your driving style. For example, suppose the vehicle experiences aggressive driving, full-time/consistent 4WD engagement, off-roading, and frequent trailer pulling or is a high horsepower vehicle application (TRX models). In that case, you should service the differential fluids more frequently and as early as every 30,000 miles. Also, if you use a cheaper non-synthetic brand of fluid, you should change it more often. Following the recommended differential fluid change intervals and the recommendations noted here can eliminate and minimize mechanical issues and costly differential repairs.

Why Should Ram 1500 Differential Fluid Be Changed?

Your differential has a significant number of moving internal components. This includes bearings, pinion gears, and crown gears. These internal components rely solely on the differential fluid's lubrication film strength for protection and longevity. The differential fluid is subjected to excessive shear loads and various heat cycles through everyday driving. In time, everyday driving conditions can cause wear and tear on the fluid and deplete the differential fluid's lubricating properties and film strength. If you continue to run old differential fluid and gear oils, you will likely experience differential bearing, pinion gear wear, and other possible failures. To avoid differential failure, having regular differential fluid changes is essential. Changing the rear differential fluid as part of routine maintenance will significantly extend the life of the rear differential, minimize driveline noises, chatter, and vibrations, due to wear, and ensure the differential bearings and gears receive reliable, clean lubrication.

Why Choose RAVENOL Differential Fluids for Your Ram?

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  • Lubrication partner to Drexler Automotive (OEM Differential Manufacturer)
  • Engineered with improved lubricating properties
  • Extreme shearing, thermal stability, and resistance to foaming
  • Great cold-temperature lubricating properties and flow
  • Better wear protection, driveline efficiency, and fuel-saving characteristics
  • High quality fully synthetic PAO and Ester formulations
  • Longer oil changes intervals and extended service life
  • 100% made and bottled in Germany!


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