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Old 08-26-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
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Differential cover fill up rubber plug

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This is my first post, I just get a TJ 97 4cyl with 107k its running nice and all is ok with it, but I saw a small leakage from the rear differencial cover and this leakage are comming from the rubber plug; where I can get this seal?.

I will do it as same this link just that mine is dana 35, please your comments.

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Also I will like to know what is the top speed for this jeep with no lift and 31x10.5 tires I just getting 65 miles practically with my foot reaching the engine. (no more speed than that)

Many many thanks in advance.

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Old 08-26-2009, 06:54 AM   #2
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any jeep/chrysler dealer, or most auto parts could get you the rubber plug for your dana 35. i also have a 97 tj 4 banger, and my top speed is around 70, any more is hard to do and doesnt feel real comfortable! it works awesome
off road though!

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sounds like your overfilled. pull the plug and let the fluid drain out till it stops leaking then put the plug back in
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:23 AM   #4
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^x2. I bet you probably just have too much fluid in there. Just park it on level ground and pull the plug out for a while. if you want, clean the plug with some brake/part cleaner. I too have a '97 4 banger with 31's and can hit 80, but feel much more comfortable around 65-70mph. trust me from experience, too much speed can get ya in trouble with a wrangler. drive it nice and smooth.

also, if you haven't had a new speedo tooth put in since the new larger tires, you're speedometer is lying to you. when your speedo says 65mph you're actually around 70-71. there's a site somewhere online that will convert your speed for you if you haven't made the modification. i just keep by the rule that i'm always riding 5mph faster than my speedo tells me. although i believe that the product from the funtion of the equation is exponential.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Many thakns friends
I will level the car and plug out to see if it drain and then plug in. Yes is more confortable 50 to 60 mph I did wanted to know about the speed since I am a Jeep beginer and every will like to know more from you guys that have experience.
Thanks a lot and Regards from Costa Rica.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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i've been 90+ in my 4.0L, is there really that much difference in top speeds between the 2.5 and 4???
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i doubt it, i'm sure you could push the 2.5 to 90 if you wanted. you'd just need to run it down a pretty steep hill. haha
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A very steep hill..............

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