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Old 03-03-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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How do you change front diff fluid?

Pretty much what title says. I rolled jeep onto side and my diff fluid leaked out so I picked some up. But I was wondering if there was a write up on how to do it.

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:07 AM   #2
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Take all the bolts out if the diff cover except the very top one. Have a drip pan under it then tap it with a rubber mallet. It's gonna dump out so you have to control the flow with the top bolt in place. If your gear oil leaked out you might want to get new seals in there too. EDIT: the top bolt must be loose and left in a few threads...

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Old 03-03-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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Alright thanks man. Where do I refill?
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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There is a fill plug on the diff cover. Park it on level ground and remove it once you have everything put back together. Just pour in your gear oil through it until it starts draining back out. Replace your fill plug.
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There is a bolt to remove to fill. TAKE THIS OUT BEFORE DRAINING THE DIFF. I think it is just a 3/8 inch square. So just put a ratchet in with no socket.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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When refilling you'll most likely have to pump it in, at least I had to. Also, depending on where you're doing the work & the temperature, it was too cold for me to use RTV, as it wouldn't set up, so I used a gasket, which was a lot easier, with no waiting. Just my $0.02
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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if your fluid leaked out and you are just wanting to refill it then take the fill plug out and fill it up to that level

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