A common complaint associated with the C6 is the noise which comes from the rear end - from the differential. If you are hearing rubbing, chattering, clunking or musical melodies coming from your differential, there is a good chance that changing the differential lubricant will often quiet things down. (There is also a need to change the fluid as per the schedule in your manual.)
 
Before you tackle this job, it is a good idea to warm the differential up to get the oil warm inside. Drive around for a few kilometers and then let the car sit for a bit to allow the mufflers to cool off slightly - about 20 to 30 minutes - so you don't severely burn yourself on them. The car will need to be elevated to access the underside. If you don't have the luxury of a hoist, then raise the back end - but try to keep the car level so fluid levels will measure properly within the differential.
 
The model shown here is a 2005. The location of the drain plug was changed in 2006 and onwards to allow easier access. In the 2005 an L-shaped Allen key has to be used because the location of the rear spring prevents the use of a socket wrench on it.  2006 and after had the plug moved to allow the use of a ratchet with an Allen socket. Them GM Engineers! Ready to give it a try?
 
Locate the differential.  It’s over the rear leaf spring. (Below)
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Locate the drain plug - see below.
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Remove the plug and the let the oil drain.  You will no doubt notice the 'pleasant' aroma of the oil.  
Gear oil is always stinky! After oil is drained re-install drain plug.
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Locate fill plug and remove it - (below).
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You can refill the differential with a piece of rubber hose pushed on to the pointy tip of the bottles.
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It will take not quite 2 liters plus the additive. (Below)
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Start filling the oil until it runs out of the fill hole.
Install the fill plug and go for a ride making lots of slow left and right turns to stir it up.
Then recheck the oil to ensure it’s topped up. Add more oil if necessary.
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This is pretty easy to do!

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