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sensor5 07-10-2009 11:07 PM

Rear Diff Cover and Gas Tank
I have changed a few diff covers, but never on a Jeep. Can it be done with the gas tank in place, or does the tank need to be removed?

wranglerpilot 07-10-2009 11:33 PM

I didn't have any problems today on my 05 sport. front or back.

sensor5 07-10-2009 11:37 PM

I don't have a lift installed and it looks pretty cramped back there. I didn't know what the standard practice was on changing a rear diff cover.

jdhallissey 07-10-2009 11:43 PM

umm well you know crack all the bolts then take out the bottom to the last top bolt LEAVE that bolt in there or you will wear gear oil! let it drain into the pan then side it out if it hits the rear sway bar just loosin the bolts holding it in place and that will give you all the room you need.

wranglerpilot 07-11-2009 12:15 AM

my jeep is sinfully stock and I had no problems taking the cover off for a fluid change. I would say you shouldn't have any issues.

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