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WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

I did a quick search and didn't find anything but I am nearing the 37xxx mile mark and still have not changed the fluids in my differentials that was due at 30k miles. I was wondering how important you guys think this is... I know I need to do it, but being that it is this far past the 30k miles, should it be a pressing issue?? Also if anyone has a link or advice for everything needed to do the job, I'd greatly appreciate it! I know there has been some discussion on buying the rip off fluid from the dealership or the fluid with the additive already in it... any opinions/suggestions would be greatly welcomed!!

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Old 06-12-2009, 05:06 PM
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Do it.

We need to know what drivetrain do you have?
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

sorry...forgot that part...haven't fully made the transition over here yet!!!

I've got an 06 overland...got the qd2...and all of that!!
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Wow I just typed out a long post about what you need and how I changed mine and I accidentally hit back and I coldn't recover text.... that is a bummer. I will come back tonight and re do it
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

thanks for the effort!!! I'll check back later!!

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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

What's your location? I know a couple people that will do it for cheaper than the dealer.
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

Jeep actually recommends to change the fluid in the diffs every 12K miles.

I did mine on my 02 Overland with Quadra-Drive by myself, all for about $120, where if they dealer did it, it would have been $600 for the diffs and transfer case...

All depends on if you want to do it yourself...or let someone else do it...
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

My moms wj has 64k miles and never had the diff and tcase fluids changed. Anyone in the chicago area have a good, cheap service shop they use to get the service done that wont break the bank?
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

I'm located in erie, pa.... if you know anyone in the area I'd appreciate it!! I don't mind doing the work myself...its just a matter of finding enough time to get it all done!!
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Re: WK Front and Rear Differential Fluid Change

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Wow I just typed out a long post about what you need and how I changed mine and I accidentally hit back and I coldn't recover text.... that is a bummer. I will come back tonight and re do it

hit control z simultaneously, it'll undo the last action. It's too late now, but just a note for the future
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I'm located in erie, pa.... if you know anyone in the area I'd appreciate it!! I don't mind doing the work myself...its just a matter of finding enough time to get it all done!!
Doing it yourself with be the most cost effective way to go....but you do need a good day, well, not a whole day...to get it done right the first time...
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hit control z simultaneously, it'll undo the last action. It's too late now, but just a note for the future
That is what I usually do when I accidentally hit back or something like that but it didn't work this time
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