Can-Am Outlander Front & Rear Diff Oil Change

If you want to get the best performance out of your Can-Am ATV, don't forget to change the diff oil along with the engine oil.

The differential is at the heart of your ATV’s ability to traverse the toughest of terrain, so make sure you regularly replace the diff oil. Follow the steps below and watch the video above to change the diff oils in a Can-Am Outlander 1000 XMR.

Tools and Parts Needed – Can Am Outlander Diff Oil Change

Tools

  • 6mm Allen
  • Drain pan

Parts

NOTE: We worked on a Can-Am Outlander, but the process is the same or similar for most Can-Am ATV makes and models.

Can-Am outlander rear and front diff oil change

How to Change the Rear Diff Oil in a Can-Am Outlander

Step 1. Place a drain pan under the rear differential, then remove the 6mm fill bolt and the drain bolt from the left side of the diff housing.

Can-Am Outlander rear diff oil change

Step 2. Let the old diff oil drain out, then reinstall the drain bolt and tighten it down.

Step 3. Refill the differential with 75W-140 differential oil until the oil is level with the fill hole. Use a quart pump and length of pipe to pump the diff oil into the differential.

Can-Am ATV rear diff oil change

NOTE: The front and rear differentials take different weight diff oils. Make sure you’re using the correct oil for each differential.

Step 4. Reinstall the fill bolt and tighten it down.

How to Change the Front Diff Oil in a Can-Am Outlander

Step 5. Place a drain pan under the front differential, and some rags or shop towels under the drain bolt. Next, remove the 6mm fill bolt and the drain bolt from the right side of the diff housing.

Can-Am Outlander front diff oil change

Step 6. Let the old diff oil drain out, then reinstall the drain bolt and tighten it down.

Can-Am Outlander front differential oil change

Step 7. Refill the differential with 75W-90 differential oil until the oil is level with the fill hole. Use a quart pump and length of pipe to pump the diff oil into the differential.

NOTE: The front and rear differentials take different weight diff oils. Make sure you’re using the correct oil for each differential.

Step 8. Reinstall the fill bolt, then tighten it down and you’re done.

Ready to change the engine oil on your Can-Am ATV next? Watch the video above to see how to do an oil change on a Can-Am Outlander XMR 1000

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