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D-LARGE
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:24 am    Post subject: Rear Differential Reply with quote

this morning i saw a new puddle under my 88 cherokee. the rear differential is leaking. assuming tightening the bolts doesn't work, i plan to take off the cover, replace the gasket and change the gear oil. my question is: Is there any specific gear oil I should use? And if so, what is it? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For my Jeep (TJ), I use Mobil1 75W-90 synthetic gear oil. The key here, use a good gasket maker, like permatex orange gasket maker and make sure you get a good seal and torque to manufacturer's specs, don't overtorque and cause another leak. I recommend just saying screw it and change it without trying to tighten. New gasket will make a big difference.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked at it a little closer today and it looks like it my be leaking from where the drive shaft enters the diff., how much of a job would I be into changing the seals or packings in there?
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