So this weekend it's about time I change the axle fluids and lube everything up. Any need to know tips/advice? It's an 06 2.4L. I can just pull the plug on both axle's drain and refill right or do I need to take the whole cover off? Any suggested type of grease to pump the zerks full with and recommended fluid to fill the axles with? Manual says mopar 80w-90 API gl-5 axle and gear lube, watcha think?
Also I washed my engine and covered everything important exept my oil dipstick, think I got a few drops of water down the dipstick, is that going to hurt anything if I don't change my oil for another 2k or so? ooops.....what can happen?
well yea I just covered the airfilter but I noticed after that the oil dipstick wasnt all the way sealed down and I lifted it a little and there was a little bubble of water around it. I pulled it out and there was tiny little water droplets on the stick. I don't think it's a real concern but i get paranoid about these things.
Are you missing your dipstick? I'm confused as to how water would have got in there. If there's much water, you should be able to see a milky like color if you pull the oil cap or possibly on the dipstick I believe.
Edit...just saw your response . . . I wouldn't worry much about it if you think it really just a couple of drops.
Bite the hand that feeds you . . . you've had more than enough to eat already.
Ok so I think I'm all set, I took the day off today and did a lot.
One last question.
I found 7 grease fittings in the front end and none in the rear and pumped them all full. did I get them all (I couldn't find any more zerks maybe 1 or 2 are hiding?) or am I missing anything that needs some grease??
thx nicolas, you only have 6 circled on the front end though i found 7 on mine, so i'm guessing i'm good. You just pump them until grease starts to come out right, thats something you really can't mess up?