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Old 12-09-2008, 07:29 AM
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Rear Diff. felt warm. Is this OK?

I removed my transfer case spacers and took the jeep for a test drive looking for vibes. When i returned (5 to 8 min) drive i got under the jeep to check what kind of rearend it has. When i touched the diff. it felt very warm to the touch. I have never noticed this before on other vehicles i have owned. Should i be worried? Should i check if it needs fluid added?
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Old 12-09-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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check the fluids b/c they may need to be changed. friction= heat, it is not really uncommon for the diff to be warm after use.

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Old 12-09-2008, 12:58 PM   #3
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x2 Being warm is normal. Too hot to touch though is a whole different can of worms.
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synthetic is the way to go in your dif's. I run synthetic in my front and rear dif's.,transmission,and transfer case. I think it helps out and helps slightly with fuel mileage.
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