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Front Diff oil?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by lipripr, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    lipripr

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    I changed my rear diff and trans case oils, but couldn't loosen the damn fill plug in the front diff (glad I tried before draining) Is it ok to have new fluid rear and t/c and not in the front Diff, or am I going to mess something up? thanks
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    vtragweed

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    you should be fine, but you might wanna keep a schedule of this, and change all at once
     
  3. May 28, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    I had the same thing happen to me at my last oil change. Changed the rear end, transfer, & engine oil, but for the life of me, I could not get the fill plug off for the front diff! I started to work on it, but that hex socket started to slip on me so I didn't go any farther. I didn't want to strip that thing out. So I'm gonna give it another try this weekend when I change out the engine oil. Wish me luck!:eek:
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    can someone tell me the size of that damn hex?
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 2:11 PM
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    drew02a

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    Is it 24mm like the others?
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 3:50 PM
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    It's 10mm or 12mm hex, can't remember - anyone else?.....24mm socket is for the rear I know that much....
     
  7. May 28, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    Yeah I don't remember who but another guy had the same problem on the fill plug. He couldn't get it off now matte what he tried! I remember he was really pissed. Not sure what he did finally to get it off.:rolleyes:
     
  8. May 28, 2009 at 3:53 PM
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    No its a hex, the rest are garden variety 24mm sockets
     
  9. May 28, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    10 mm socket...had to buy a set just to get the one.
     
  10. May 28, 2009 at 3:57 PM
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    So did you change out your front diff oil as well?
     
  11. May 28, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    Front diff and driveshaft grease are the only things left on my 30k that I couldnt get done
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    indeed, did it about 6k ago....along with plugs, etc.
     
  13. May 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM
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    Any secret on getting off the front diff plug?
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM
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    my next attempt is going to include spraying that thing with PB blaster with the zeal i had on losing my virginity.
     
  15. May 28, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    but this time i am NOT going to tell the fill plug I want to just put to tip of my tool in
     
  16. May 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    uhhhh.......use an extension, and put your ass in it, if you will. It wasn't that hard, and I am by no means mechanically inclined.
     
  17. May 28, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    fixed it, SICKO!!!:eek:
     
  18. May 28, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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  19. May 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    Sweet!
     
  20. May 29, 2009 at 1:38 AM
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    I recently greased the drive shafts. The rear 2 u-joints took 1 pump and the grease squished out. The front u-joint took 3 pumps until anything squirted out. I guess its good I greased that front u-joint.
     
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