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Old 08-26-2016, 10:34 AM
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Re: Whats the schedule for changing our diff fluids?

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But thats not my owners manual... here is the SRT8's owners manual: http://www.wk2jeeps.com/manuals/2013...l_srt8_5th.pdf
Page 577 does not give interval of diff changes, page 609 starts the detailed services and the diffs are not mentioned in them NOR is there a list found on 680 of your link in the SRT owner's manual. So while I thank you for the link, I hope that you understand why I posed my original question despite already seeking my owners manual (I have printed page 680 and added it to my owners manual).

The 4x4 service is $500 for both diffs ($240 per diff alone) and the transfer case ($160 alone) from my dealer, however two things came up when I went to pick up my SRT.
1. The dealer decided to not do the transfer case service since it was 10k miles too early.
2. They stated that the drain plug on the transfer case is stripped.

Despite it being early, changing the transfer case fluids early would of been more cost effective since I paired $480 for the diffs and will have to pay $160 within the next year to get the transfer case done vs paying $500 with the 4x4 service. Also, the last transfer case service was done by the same dealer and now they're saying the drain plug is stripped but cannot give me a reason why or what they are going to do about until I go to service the transfer case in 10k miles... Dealer was nice enough to credit me $160 on todays service so the total balances out.
That is just highway robbery for what they charge to change those fluids. I know not everyone wants to DIY but these are simpler and take less time than an engine oil change and they are charging that for them just crazy

including shipping there is probably $82 of OEM fluid for both diffs and the T case that's for us to buy it dealer gets it for far less than that.

each diff and tcase is a simple drain and fill literally probably 5 minutes each.


The OEM fluid for your diffs 05136035AA you need 3 quarts ($40) plus $10 for the friction modifier so about $50 on fluid for both diffs

transfer case is 5013457AA you need 2 quarts ($14)

add shipping for me it was $82 for all fluid and shipping


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Old 08-26-2016, 11:39 AM
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That is just highway robbery for what they charge to change those fluids. I know not everyone wants to DIY but these are simpler and take less time than an engine oil change and they are charging that for them just crazy
I agree I had Both front and rear diff and tcase done for $380

Only reason I have the dealer do it is I have lifetime maxcare and it seems to be less fight if dealers have records of service.

Just more of a hassle to do differentials on the SRT than my lifted WJ etc.

Plus I have all the off road skid plates added to mine so even more hassle.
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I agree I had Both front and rear diff and tcase done for $380

Only reason I have the dealer do it is I have lifetime maxcare and it seems to be less fight if dealers have records of service.

Just more of a hassle to do differentials on the SRT than my lifted WJ etc.

Plus I have all the off road skid plates added to mine so even more hassle.
yeah it is a bit harder on SRT cause you cant get under as easy on my summit I just dial the quadra lift all the way up and slide under, pull the drain plugs fill back up. so easy now that these zf diffs have drain plugs on them instead of the mess it used to be removing the diff covers gaskets and all that crap.
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That is just highway robbery for what they charge to change those fluids. I know not everyone wants to DIY but these are simpler and take less time than an engine oil change and they are charging that for them just crazy

including shipping there is probably $82 of OEM fluid for both diffs and the T case that's for us to buy it dealer gets it for far less than that.

each diff and tcase is a simple drain and fill literally probably 5 minutes each.


The OEM fluid for your diffs 05136035AA you need 3 quarts ($40) plus $10 for the friction modifier so about $50 on fluid for both diffs

transfer case is 5013457AA you need 2 quarts ($14)

add shipping for me it was $82 for all fluid and shipping
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I agree I had Both front and rear diff and tcase done for $380

Only reason I have the dealer do it is I have lifetime maxcare and it seems to be less fight if dealers have records of service.

Just more of a hassle to do differentials on the SRT than my lifted WJ etc.

Plus I have all the off road skid plates added to mine so even more hassle.
I have MaxCare as well, and thats why I have the dealer take car of my Jeep. I can only assume I pay more due to the cost of living here in SoCal. The hourly rate at the dealer is $180!
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I have MaxCare as well, and thats why I have the dealer take car of my Jeep. I can only assume I pay more due to the cost of living here in SoCal. The hourly rate at the dealer is $180!
Except duing those fluids is minutes not hours very little labor there.
I have maxcare also a dealer cant make you service with them that is a law. If you do yourself or a non dealer place just keep your receipts and write in a log. The law is on the consumer side and burden is on the dealer to prove any issue, they cant just denign a claim because you didnt service with them.
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I have MaxCare as well, and thats why I have the dealer take car of my Jeep. I can only assume I pay more due to the cost of living here in SoCal. The hourly rate at the dealer is $180!


Uh, yeah, gotta b your cost of living...CDJR dealer service rates around here are $65-110/hr.
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