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T-pole 09-09-2007 05:51 PM

Rear Diff leaking...
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I have a 97 Sport 4x4. Noticed that the Rear diff is leaking from a rubber plug in the back.

I'm assuming that I can just replace that rubber plug. While I'm at it, I'm also assuming that I should top off the fluid. What weight is recomended, and where can I find that plug from besides a dealer? Anywhere good on-line?



AzTJ 09-09-2007 06:55 PM

Its also seeping from the bottom, so it might be time to replace the gasket. You might be able to find the fill plug at NAPA or AutoZone.

Tj Bunch 09-09-2007 07:03 PM

Time for a Upgrade cover.......:)

khenderson 09-09-2007 07:20 PM

i like bunch's idea.

Tj Bunch 09-09-2007 07:33 PM

Dude I smacked the Crap out of my front diff cover today just did not see the rock. no damage but sure woke me up.

Triple88a 09-09-2007 08:47 PM


Originally Posted by khenderson (Post 133812)
i like bunch's idea.

2x.. get a solid cover that comes w/ a metal plug.

AzTJ 09-09-2007 08:51 PM

Its only a D35... plus we don't know if he wheels enough to need one.

Triple88a 09-09-2007 08:52 PM

and wtf is that?

AzTJ 09-09-2007 08:55 PM

^ that is a waist of money.

khenderson 09-09-2007 09:07 PM

there was a test of diff covers in a mag a few years back when that first came failed first.

Triple88a 09-09-2007 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by khenderson (Post 133880)
it failed first.

It says "in some cases stronger than steel and aluminum cases" :rofl:

sure looks cool though :doh:

btw the yt dont work any more?


AzTJ 09-09-2007 09:35 PM

That and a few other things still don't work after the attack because of security risks.

ct-tj 09-09-2007 09:37 PM

Get a nice diff cover....... and a locker while your in there. You know you want it.

Triple88a 09-09-2007 09:56 PM


Originally Posted by ct-tj (Post 133899)
Get a nice diff cover....... and a locker while your in there. You know you want it.

or just swap in a d60 for the future?

T-pole 09-09-2007 09:57 PM

I wish I used the jeep for off roading...

Live downtown Chicago, use the jeep mostly for snow plowing...

AzTJ - At first I also thought it was leaking from the gasket, but now I'm not sure, it looks like it's just soaking everything from that plug.

So any regular old dif plug will work that I get from Autozone? I was at one, and the guy didn't have a clue and told me to go to a dealer.

What weight should I use if I replace the cover and gasket, and any good links on where to get one?

Thanks again!

Triple88a 09-09-2007 10:02 PM


Originally Posted by T-pole (Post 133916)
Live downtown Chicago

oh well welcome aboard dude. Chicago suks.

also i assume you can first try just cleaning the metal area on ur differential.. now that u mention that you live in chicago my gues would be there is rust around the entire plug hole so its not seating right and is causing the leaking.

foxinthemudd 09-10-2007 02:53 AM auction # 280142112834

this is the exact same one I just bought its the SOLID cover that everyone is talking about. F-in Bulletproof! :D

GrnTJ 09-10-2007 09:37 AM

There is a diff. cover that really is bullet proof. The manufacturer shot it point blank with a .44 and didnt pearce it. Some of you have probably seen it. They are cast iron and painted black inside and out.
On a side note, where the hell is the fill plug on that stupid clear gearz crap?

T-pole 09-10-2007 04:49 PM

Fox - thanks! I'm assuming that will fit my stock jeep.

Thanks for all your help guys!


Triple88a 09-10-2007 04:57 PM

hmm i assume "clear gearz" became popular making diff covers for hummers? :rofl:

foxinthemudd 09-10-2007 09:51 PM


Originally Posted by T-pole (Post 134187)
Fox - thanks! I'm assuming that will fit my stock jeep.

Thanks for all your help guys!


assuming your jeep has a Dana 30 in the front and a Dana 35 for the rear and that is the one you want to get a cover for. they also make D44 as well. I will see if I can find those for you as well and post them.

foxinthemudd 09-10-2007 10:00 PM

280149822425 this is the ebay number for the D35

280149823540 number for the D44

280149822098 number for the ford 8.8

110140833669 and just for shits and giggles a riddler D30 cover for a little over 100

Buster 09-11-2007 06:59 PM

I have the Solid Axle D30 cover, and it is indeed bullet proof. Also, since you snow plow, you might just want to change your diff fluids in both the 30 and 35, just to be on the safe side. I have used 80/90 for years with no problems at all. Good luck.

Scotty355 09-11-2007 07:32 PM

A to Z fabrication has some nice covers
and on the main page they are currently giving 10% off everything.
unfortunately they are out of dana 30 covers for now, they said they will let me know when they are in stock.

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