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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 02:50 PM
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rear differential

I have a 14 bolt rear diff and can't find a drain plug on it. do I have to take off the diff cover to drain the fluid? If I do, what is the best way to seal the diff cover with out leaks.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 03:38 PM
 
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Re: rear differential

Yes, you have to take the cover off. I went to the dealer and they sold me a tube of adhesive to use to reseal the cover, it was around $9 bucks & the part # is 12346141. I'm sure you can use other stuff I just happen to be there for something else. Hope this helps.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 03:40 PM
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Re: rear differential

There is no drain plug! To drain the diff you have to take off the cover and have a big pan under it to catch all the fluid. aftermarket company's do make diff covers with drain plugs though. There is a fill hole on the front of the diff more toward the top were you fill it after. [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img]
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-03-2003, 04:00 PM
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Re: rear differential

thanks for confirming that for me
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Re: rear differential

Just use Permatex to seal it up, cheap from autozone and works great. I use "The Right Stuff" from permatex for everything, no drying time needed.

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post #6 of (permalink) Old 12-04-2003, 10:33 PM
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Re: rear differential

I just put on an aftermarket diff cover on my 9.5" 14 bolt. To seal it back up the recomended stuff is RTV sealant. Its like 6 bucks at Kragen (a horrible place w/ crappy service [img]images/graemlins/chair.gif[/img] )
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