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Posted: 1/10/2005 7:58:59 AM EDT

  What is involved in changing the rear differential fluid in my 2001 2WD  Dodge Dakota ? Is it just a matter of pulling a  plug and letting it drain ?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:02:02 AM EDT
Actually you need to pump it out. The plug on the side is at the high level for the fluid, so nothing will come out when you pull it.
A mighty vac works well, and it has other uses like bleeding brakes.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 8:52:47 AM EDT
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:08:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 40Sig:
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.



correctomondo, i do it this way, and am a certified master mechanic
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:16:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By 40Sig:
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.



correctomondo, i do it this way, and am a certified master mechanic



+1. The world is full of half assers, don't go there.  It will take about the same time as trying to pump it out and it will be done right.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:54:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By 40Sig:
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.



correctomondo, i do it this way, and am a certified master mechanic



+1. The world is full of half assers, don't go there.  It will take about the same time as trying to pump it out and it will be done right.

+2
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:59:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 9:59:54 AM EDT by lvgunner777]
I just changed all the gear oil in my truck including front and rear diffs and the transfer case.

Talk about some STINKY shit that comes out of there man. EWWWWWWWWWWW



Anyone know why it stinks so bad coming out???
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:59:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:58:41 PM EDT

 Thanks guys .  
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:02:21 PM EDT
You only have to do this every 100,000 miles or so - do it right.

Remove diff cover, scrape gasket, clean interals.  Probably will be a magnet in ther eyou need to clean metal shavings off of.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:32:12 PM EDT
Nitrile gloves are your friend.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:34:24 PM EDT
Gear oil is stinky!  I don't know why.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:35:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By 40Sig:
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.



correctomondo, i do it this way, and am a certified master mechanic



What about a front diff without a cover (like a GM)?  Vaccuming seems to be the only option.  
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:40:24 PM EDT
Front diffs on GM's have a drain plug.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:43:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lvgunner777:
I just changed all the gear oil in my truck including front and rear diffs and the transfer case.

Talk about some STINKY shit that comes out of there man. EWWWWWWWWWWW



Anyone know why it stinks so bad coming out???



Chances are you had water in the fluid.

SGatr15
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:44:17 PM EDT
Friction modifier is teh stink!!!
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:15:29 PM EDT
Gear oil period is raunchy, even without friction modifier.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:20:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
Gear oil period is raunchy, even without friction modifier.




Sometimes I rub it on my....nevermind
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:24:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lvgunner777:
I just changed all the gear oil in my truck including front and rear diffs and the transfer case.

Talk about some STINKY shit that comes out of there man. EWWWWWWWWWWW



Anyone know why it stinks so bad coming out???



Sulfur.  Sulfur is added chemically to reduce wear.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:41:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rayra:

Originally Posted By enigma2y0u:

Originally Posted By avengeusa:

Originally Posted By 40Sig:
Pull the cover off to let it drain completely, this also helps if there are any shavings left in there for some reason.
Scrape both surfaces well to remove all the old gasket matertial.
Then get a tube of ur favorite liquid gasket material, apply as needed.
Reinstall the cover & add fluid.



correctomondo, i do it this way, and am a certified master mechanic



+1. The world is full of half assers, don't go there.  It will take about the same time as trying to pump it out and it will be done right.

+2



+3
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