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Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat

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Man I noticed my skid plate hanging after I told my mechanic to change the front diff fluid last and he told me "it looked good so we didn't change it" - when I looked at it yesterday the bolt snapped and when I took off the other - that one snapped too! Now it's held up with zip ties. Wah wah!
your skid plate is held up by zip ties?
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Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat

Are you all lifting your WK to reach the front diff and xcase? I have never done this before but I feel extremely confident I can do this. I am just trying to replace all fluids without having to lift the WK on stands. Rear looks super easy as far as clearance goes. I have a stock 06 5.7.
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Old 01-04-2012, 07:20 PM
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Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat

rear doesn't need lifting, but the front is easier to do if you have some ramps to drive on to. I suppose if you were really skinny you could do the front without ramps or a lift.
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I did both diffs plus my xfer case all in a one day and I didn't use a ramp at all. It was very easy!!

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Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat

Thanks...going to get all the oil tomorrow. Never done this before lol shouldn't be a problem.
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There must be a bunch of different TC setups....mine had a big bulky bracket in the way. It was so tight I couldnt even fit a hex wrench in there let alone a socket.
I had the same thing on my TC... Jeeps calls it a damper and it comes off with just 4 bolts. Which will give you full access to the drain plug.

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I did both diffs plus my xfer case all in a one day and I didn't use a ramp at all. It was very easy!!

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+1 very easy service to do, just take your time and make sure your parked on a level surface.

It also helps to have a suspension lift, cause crawling around under there can be tight if your stock height.
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Re: Front Diff Fluid Change Cheat

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I used a T70 Torx socket from Auto Zone on the front drain plug. $5 from Auto Zone, sold individually and fits right in there. Cheaper than buying a hex set with a 14mm in it. It's an idea from using a T60 Torx socket, that I have had forever, on the T-case plugs on the WK and the TJ. It's either a T60 or T55, I'm just too lazy to verify that right now because it's raining.

Crashtown - your awesome brother! The T70 torx socket worked like a charm and for only $3.99 you can't go wrong. Forget this whole 7/16 coupler nut solution. Got in there with that socket and wrench no problem. A little tight for the drain fill plug area but got it in there.

Here is the link for it. Picked it up today and looks like I got the last one at the store near me. Beware however as the highlight description says it's 3/8 size but it is indeed 1/2" as stated in the description. Unfortunately my torque wrench is 3/8 so I just tightened my lugs to my best judgment with standard ratchet. I didn't even have to lift the truck. Removed the skid plate and just slid under and did the work. I'm not a small guy either.

Duralast/3/8 in. drive S2 steel T70 star bit (76-021) | Driver Bit | AutoZone.com_
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