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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Did mine that way. Oil wasn't contaminated and was full.

I did pump it out into a clean container, then measured how much came out. Gave me an idea of how well I did. That was ~38K miles. Next time, I'll take off the pumpkin cover and wipe it out thoroughly.

Used Mobil-1 75W-140 full synthetic. Says on the front that it meets Chrysler warranty requirements. No special additive required for Quadra-Trac II.

That stuff has an odor all its own. You won't be a chick magnet afterwards. Enjoy.
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

I have just had a service @ 42500 miles, and the independant dealer mentioned the driveline oil change but thought I could go to the next service @ 55,000 miles before I have it done

That will be in about 4 months time

Most of my work is motorway cruising @ 80mph

Hope I am not shortening the life of my drivetrain
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

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I'd be carefull about spraying cleaner on the gears. Some of the residue is still left on, then mixes with the new oil breaking it down, plus the residue on the gears might affect the oil from coating them properly. Like when changing the engine oil you dont go and spray the inside down, but instead the contaminants come out when draining the oil. I would not start messing with removing any covers, but instead just drain the old oil and refill with new at regular intervals. Especially for the home mechanic that really doesnt know what they are doing but just wants the oil changed. Stick with the maintenance schedule recommended by Jeep and you will be fine.
It is Recommended to ONLY clean dif with light oil
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

i used

1 quarts Mopar NV247 transfer case oil
3 quarts mobil 75W140

but i got a qt1


draind the front and
and used the a pump to pump out the back axle and the refill it to save time
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Finally serviced my differentials and transfer case after 54,000 miles... whoops! Everything looked good though, the rear fluid was dirty as expected but still full and doing its job. My concern is that my transfer case only took ~1 quart of fluid back in it. And of course this is the one time I decided that I didn't need to empty my drain pan after each axle, so I have no idea how much actually came out of the transfer case. I know it is supposed to take almost 2 quarts, but it will not take any more. I'm not sure what the inside of the transfer case looks like, but I did notice that I was not able to get my fill tube in very far, it seemed like a gear was in the way. So I moved the jeep around a little and opened the fill plug again, and the blockage was gone, but still it wouldn't take any more fluid.

Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Hey Chris,

I had that same problem with my transfer case last month. (See my posts from early August). Got only one quart in. Dealer was stumped too. Drove it around for a few days without pushing it too hard because it was making a slight noise around 20mph. Got back under it a few days later and got the entire 2nd quart in no problem and no more noise.

I still don't know why I had the problem in the first place but all is good now. Tip: Back the rear up on ramps so truck is tilted forward allowing more fliud into the case. Good luck.
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Thanks for the reply! I drove it around this weekend and I do think that I can hear a slight noise too, so I'm hoping I can get a chance to get back under it asap to see what I can do.

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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Sounds good. Let me know how it goes. Thanks.
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I got some Redline 75W140 NS fluid that I brought for my 99WJ but never used it, so it is about 10 year old never opened was going to put it in my 05 WK is this stuff too old to use. Also it does not have Limited Slip friction stuff in it. So what should I do?

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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Firstly, you'll have to add the limited slip additive (MOPAR, Redline, etc) if you're going to use it. Secondly, Mobil suggests a shelf life of 5 years on unopened oil, but keep in mind, they have a vested interest in having you pour out your old oil and buy some new Mobil 1. Personally, ten years is a bit much for my comfort zone, especially considering what's at stake.

http://www.mobiloil.com/USA-English/MotorOil/Car_Care/AskMobil/Mobil1_Shelf_Life.aspx

As a sidebar, I swear by the Redline oils. The 75W140 with the LS additive worked wonders for the binding I was getting in hard turns when I first bought my Jeep (seems the original owner put 36,000 miles on the original conventional gear oil - it was quite crummy when it come out). I've used Redline in all my vehicle differentials (had a 240SX that I changed the diff fluid in every 60,000 miles .... sold it with 245,000 miles on it - never had a problem). Good stuff.
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Well I order some mobil 1 75w 140 gear oil at advance auto for a grand total of $45 dollars plus tax for 4 quarts. If you order online put in this promo code BIG30 get 40% off your $75 dollars order.

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Thanks for the reply! I drove it around this weekend and I do think that I can hear a slight noise too, so I'm hoping I can get a chance to get back under it asap to see what I can do.

Thanks again!
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DONT back up a ramp! that will allow an overfill! the "fill line" is the dif hole. if it pour out, its full.

now... maybe driving around the block then trying again seems to work, good. but done angle the axle to fill it with more......

great video on youtube by a member(name slips my mind). search differential. 2nd or 3rd post. how to vid.
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