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Old 05-30-2009, 09:55 PM   #1
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differential question

i want to replace the seals in my front and rear differentials, but i am not sure which danas theyt are? a 44 and 30? thanks

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Old 05-30-2009, 10:05 PM   #2

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What year and model? If non rubicon you will have a 30 front, rear could be either dana 35 (plastic plug) or dana 44 (metal plug).

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:58 AM   #3
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It doesn't matter which model they are as there is no 'seal" in them. They are sealed with RTV silicone.

Pull the old cover off. Start with the bottom bolts and let the oil drain as you remove the cover. Clean out the cover and inside of the diff with some brake cleaner. Scrape all of the old RTV off of the cover and the diff housing itself. Make sure everything and both surfaces are dry and clean. Sqeeze a new bead of RTV all the way around the mounting surface of the diff cover. Make sure you get it around each bolt hole. Let it dry or tack up or a couple 3-5 minutes and them re-install it. Torque the the bolts to 25 ft/lbs. Refill the diff with a quality oil.
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But they both have pinion seals and axle seals. Which do you want to replace?

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Old 05-31-2009, 08:53 AM   #5
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it is a 97 wrangler SE. here is a link to the gasket i want to use, its a non silicone replacement.it gets rid of the rtv.I want to change just the very first seal, nothing inside.

Lube Locker Differential Gasket and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware
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Old 05-31-2009, 10:11 AM   #6
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correct me if im wrong but the se only came with the Dana 35 in the rear so that gasket would not work since its for the dana 44
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I am a rtv fan also. works like a champ.
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is it leaking?

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Old 05-31-2009, 07:18 PM   #9
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Sounds like a good excuse to throw on some sturdier diff covers!
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