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07-12-2013 12:17 PM
89Saharagreen it has to breathe both ways you do not want the pressure to build. Or so I was told by axle guy.
07-12-2013 11:00 AM
petercass88 I would think it would need to breathe in and out to avoid pressure build up at the axle and diff heat and cool
07-12-2013 10:43 AM
Kytans93yj
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
I didn't mean seal the opening, I meant seal where the breather hose goes in. When the diff fluid is warm/hot and you put it in cool water it causes a suction. If your breather hose is high enough and sealed around the diff it will pull in air instead of water. Your gasket should keep water out unless there is no way for air to get in and it sucks it through the gasket. I agree on checking each time you do a water crossing, but I do crossings regularly and don't have contamination problems (knock on wood). I also check regularly my breathers because I know i'll be in water.
So couldn't you put a one way valve on the breather hose to keep water out? Or does it need to breathe in and out? Just a thought
07-12-2013 10:22 AM
KentuckyMike Looks like you got a little cream for your coffee to me .. lol Cream is never a good color in any chassis,engine,axle or trans. component.
07-12-2013 10:06 AM
petercass88 Just had my front seals done because of that problem. I had gear oil siphoning up the front air locker line so I pulled the line and cleaned it and reseated. I realized my diff was basically empty so when I refilled... it all leaked right back out the drivers side of the axle lol
07-12-2013 09:33 AM
RednekYJ Water can also be pulled past the axle seals. If you have gear lube leaking onto the inside of the rim it time to do seals.
07-12-2013 09:00 AM
petercass88
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
No dumb questions. On the rear it's on the driver side axle tube where your brake lines attach and split. It's the black hose going out the top. It ends behind the gas tank by the wheel well, if you do deep crossings you probably want to lengthen it to behind the rear taillight
Awesome thank you! I dont think I have any at all because I encountered the milky diff issue recently and when I examined my axles I didnt notice any lines aside from my airlocker lines and break lines.
07-11-2013 11:34 PM
adamfitz
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Originally Posted by AllMudd View Post
What I would do is drain it and put new oil in it run it around the block shifting and all. Then drain and refill. That's the best way to flush a manual trans.
Okay great that's what I was thinking. Really appreciate the help.
07-11-2013 11:32 PM
AllMudd What I would do is drain it and put new oil in it run it around the block shifting and all. Then drain and refill. That's the best way to flush a manual trans.
07-11-2013 11:16 PM
adamfitz
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
I have a different year than yours and mines a 5 speed manual, you can find out what type and how much at the parts store by giving them your information. If you find you had water you're going to want to do what Rednek did and flush the old out thoroughly before refilling. Also if you have a LSD rear make sure you get gear oil with the additive for limited slips.
Okay great thanks. I have the 5 speed as well however how exactly do I flush it out completely? I couldn't really tell in the above because it was mainly about diffs. And it's stock so would it have and LSD rear?
07-11-2013 11:09 PM
reno92 I have a different year than yours and mines a 5 speed manual, you can find out what type and how much at the parts store by giving them your information. If you find you had water you're going to want to do what Rednek did and flush the old out thoroughly before refilling. Also if you have a LSD rear make sure you get gear oil with the additive for limited slips.
07-11-2013 10:47 PM
adamfitz
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
You have to open the drain plug or pull some out the fill plug with a pump. You'll know if you have water because it looks like Rednek's milky soup. Also when you open the fill plug it may come oozing out because it's overfull.
Okay cool thank you. I plan on doing this tomorrow because my trans is sticking when I shift into second and got stuck in some water a while back so it may be why. What do I replace it with? How much should i put in? I'm only 16 so I'm just trying to learn :newbie sorry for all the questions
07-11-2013 10:46 PM
reno92 You have to open the drain plug or pull some out the fill plug with a pump. You'll know if you have water because it looks like Rednek's milky soup. Also when you open the fill plug it may come oozing out because it's overfull.
07-11-2013 10:31 PM
adamfitz How do you check the trans for water? Also how do check the diffs as well?
07-11-2013 10:28 PM
reno92
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Originally Posted by petercass88 View Post
Maybe this is a dumb question... where is the breather hose located? The only opening I was aware of on the top of the pumpkin has my airlocker line run to it.
No dumb questions. On the rear it's on the driver side axle tube where your brake lines attach and split. It's the black hose going out the top. It ends behind the gas tank by the wheel well, if you do deep crossings you probably want to lengthen it to behind the rear taillight
07-11-2013 09:55 PM
RednekYJ It happened cause I was a lazy turd who never put the breather tubes back on after rebuilding it. They are on now with fresh fluid. I went through 4 cans of brakekleen and jacked up each corner individually to drain the tubes. I think I have atleast 95% new oil. Ill change it again in October or so.
07-11-2013 09:50 PM
petercass88
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
Did you find out why this happened? I thought the breather hose if sealed at the diff should have kept things dry.
Maybe this is a dumb question... where is the breather hose located? The only opening I was aware of on the top of the pumpkin has my airlocker line run to it.
07-11-2013 05:55 PM
reno92
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Originally Posted by shoepick View Post
You should not seal the diff breather hoses, if you want to keep them out of the water you should extend them to the highest point you can get them to on the jeep. The duffs need to breath or they will get condensate in them no matter how water tight they are.
I didn't mean seal the opening, I meant seal where the breather hose goes in. When the diff fluid is warm/hot and you put it in cool water it causes a suction. If your breather hose is high enough and sealed around the diff it will pull in air instead of water. Your gasket should keep water out unless there is no way for air to get in and it sucks it through the gasket. I agree on checking each time you do a water crossing, but I do crossings regularly and don't have contamination problems (knock on wood). I also check regularly my breathers because I know i'll be in water.
07-11-2013 05:47 PM
AllMudd This is why you change out that dreadful D35.
07-11-2013 05:46 PM
AllMudd
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Originally Posted by Mbclark View Post
Gaskets keep fluids in not out. Anytime you get in the water you should inspect and change if needed.
If they keep fluids in they will keep fluids out. Sealed is sealed no matter how you slice it. The breather would, should be the only open spot on any gear case.
07-11-2013 05:37 PM
Mbclark Gaskets keep fluids in not out. Anytime you get in the water you should inspect and change if needed.
07-11-2013 05:30 PM
shoepick
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Originally Posted by reno92 View Post
Did you find out why this happened? I thought the breather hose if sealed at the diff should have kept things dry.
You should not seal the diff breather hoses, if you want to keep them out of the water you should extend them to the highest point you can get them to on the jeep. The duffs need to breath or they will get condensate in them no matter how water tight they are.
07-11-2013 05:23 PM
reno92 Did you find out why this happened? I thought the breather hose if sealed at the diff should have kept things dry.
07-11-2013 05:15 PM
Mbclark
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Originally Posted by RednekYJ View Post
Post some this is why stories, carnage pics are welcome.

This is why you change your diff fluid after water crossings. Mine was on account of heavy rain flooding the streets. Trans and tcase checked out good.

Rear

Front
The water just helps cool it right? Lol.....
07-11-2013 04:46 PM
RednekYJ
This is why....

Post some this is why stories, carnage pics are welcome.


This is why you change your diff fluid after water crossings. Mine was on account of heavy rain flooding the streets. Trans and tcase checked out good.

Rear



Front


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