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|12-31-2010 11:18 PM|
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|12-31-2010 03:24 PM|
Santa seemed to leave that at the elf work shop, lord only knows what they are doing with it.
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|12-31-2010 11:25 AM|
|beefmobile||nice. now all you need is a Ford 8.8"|
|12-31-2010 12:42 AM|
|doclouie||Yes that is a dana 35.|
|12-31-2010 12:41 AM|
I usually take a BF(rubber)H to the housing to get it open. How did you paint it and keep the white lettering? That looks great!
|12-30-2010 11:54 PM|
|SUBZEROCOOL||^^ has to be my 31 dont look like that|
|12-30-2010 10:46 PM|
|Mortalis5509||Is that the Dana 35?|
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|12-30-2010 09:14 PM|
You tossed back 5 beers in the time it took to take off the rear diff cover....?
|12-30-2010 08:57 PM|
How to: Drain your rear differential
I'm sure this is a no brainer for most, but I figured I'd make one any-way.
Things you'll need
Step 1 Start loosening the nuts on the cover
Step 2 Once they are all loosened, start taking the bolts out.
Step 3 This is the fun part, getting the housing off, I used butter knives to break the 15+ year old RTV seal
Step 4Once the seal is broken, get ready for the great mud flood-have an oil pan ready to catch all the fluid
Step 5 Take a second to inspect the innards of your differential, look for anything abnormal.
Step 6 Take a break, you deserve it.
Step 7 Clean off all the old RTV from the housing and the differential it's self. (I "forgot" to take a picture of that).
Step 8 This is all optional, but I decided to wire brush and repaint the housing, the lady even came out and made my paint job more awesome.
This Coors is for you WF =)
I think this was great
All done and clear coated, looks good in my opinion. (the lady did all the art work)
Back to the process....
Step 9 Apply the Rtv to the housing of the differential and let it sit for about ten minutes, then start putting the cover back on, socket wrench them down first, then apply the torque wrench (I believe it was 25lbs for mine).
That's all there is to it! I waited 12 hours (according to the RTV recommendations) before I added the fluid back in (purple power!). You want to fill it up until it's 1/2 an inch below the filler hole (according to Chiltons)
Yes, Wrangler Forums will make you a wizard.
Hope this helps!