Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat
Originally Posted by swing4terps
....realized the front two bolts holding the plastic skid plate are rusted and one is deformed so I can't get a ratchet on it. How many bolts hold up the skid in the back? Has anyone successfully changed the front diff without removing the skid plate?
2 front and 2 back. Same part number 06505269AA.
I always remove the splash cover / skid plate for front differential service. Not necessary for transfer case. Just did all mine this week also.
14mm and 12mm hex keys for front diff. (200CF); 10mm hex key socket will fit both fill & drain plugs for the transfer case (NV245).
Fill the front diff and transfer case slowly and let the oil settle down. If you go too fast, it will give a false indication of full by overflowing out the fill hole instead of draining into the bottom of the case. Didn't see this happen on the rear diff. Maybe there is more room around the internals for the lubricant to flow down freely.
'08 WK Limited, 5.7L HEMI, Quadra-Trac II, Bright Silver Metallic, Class IV Hitch, Michelin LTX M/S tires, Billet Technology oil catch can, Fumoto oil drain valve.