Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. They can replace the shims and or bearings. Gear oil is used in the rear axle differential to lubricate the bearings and ring and pinion gears. There may be other ways, but this is the way that I found best. Note the amount needed for next time. At the bottom of your differential there's a little reservoir that collects sediment.
This will just protect them while you do the next step. However, I quite recently 3 months ago had the rear differential fluid and pinion seal changed. Hi, I'm Mike from 1A Auto. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. That may stop the leak and get you a few more miles. You want to make sure you have a drip pan underneath.
Take your rear differential cover. Then fill the bottle all to the halfway mark with some regular gear oil. Leave two bolts at the top of the cover and then, using a flat blade screwdriver, you want to just pry open the bottom of the cover. Here, we're going to add some limited slip differential additive. Went in for an oil change today, and during the circle check one of the techs noticed my rear pinion seal was sweating and recommended I get the pinion seal changed. To ensure accurate oil life indicators, perform this reset procedure only after an oil change.
Just try to get as much of that out of there as you can and then wipe down the outside of the differential. Learn how to install a lift kit yourself to save some green. Take care not to gouge or chip it. When performing this, you are doing so at your own risk In this how-to I will be showing you my method to replacing the gear oil in your rear differential. If you can't do the repairs yourself take it to a good gear shop. We'll just fast-forward as Mike replaces the rest of those and tightens then up preliminarily. Now put some paper towels in over the gears.
Step 7 - Install other removed parts For everything else, install is the reverse of removal. Your differential could be damaged by using the wrong type or viscosity of gear oil. The differential rearend is what your back wheels and drive shaft are bolted to. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person. After you have the oil changed, you must execute the following procedure. You just want to clean that off. This article applies to the Ford F-150.
Brought to you by www. Not to be checked unless leak suspected. The fluid was replenished, but the failure recurred. Materials needed: - 3 Qrts of 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Oil I used Mobil 1 your truck may call for different fluids - 1 Tube of TransX Friction Modifier for people with limited slip only!!! Might as well replace both sides so you know you have new seals, remove the differential cover and drain the fluid. The dealer stated that the rear differential fluid needed to be refilled. The vehicle was not repaired.
Most vehicles will come with an open differential in the rear which allows for one wheel to spin completely independently of the other. Once that is done, it's time to break the seal. When it's done draining, remove those last two bolts and then pull your cover off. He had the rear differential replaced. This would be a good time to replace the wheel bearing too since you have access to them and there not that expensive.
This article applies to the. However, for off-roading purposes a locker or limited slip differential may be more beneficial. Using a combination of the screw driver and the hammer, try to pry away the bottom of the cover from the axle. Like I said a good gear shop can do this for you. You gear oil is ford 75W-140 Dana 80W-90 and the capacity is 2.
You'll only have to worry about this on 2009 to 2014 model year trucks. If no issue found in the rear end it may possibly a bearing in the tranny. Don't waste your money by purchasing a used differential. The current mileage was approximately 40,000. Good luck and hope this helps.
Step 6 - Install new differential This part takes the most patience as any misalignment can destroy both the new differential and your axles. The approximate failure mileage was 110,678. I mixed my friction modifier with a qrt before putting it in. Remove the two bolts holding the brake caliper bracket to the wheel hub. But these are 13mm bolts.