My question is how do I know if it is Limited slip or not. The gloves used look like they have glitters. Aug 09, 2010 Normally there is a tag on a bolt of the rear cover that tells you the ration of the differential. As simple as it sounds, the owner's manual is the best place to start for bulb replacement instructions and illustrations. Simply tighten and when the lines match up.
Determine the source of that pesky oil leak leaving a stain on your garage floor. Don't forget the Motrin for the neck for those of us getting a little older. Stop your truck from smoking! Nov 22, 2012 This is pretty straight forward once you have a few basic tools. Again, taking care not to scratch its mount surface if a scraper is required. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008.
Gear and axle lubricant left and 4 oz limited slip additive right. When you see smoke coming from your Ram's rear axle, act fast. Thus, if the pinion yoke rotates 3. The four-wheel drive options use a transfer case and front and rear differentials. For this reason, some truck owners change their differential fluid by pumping it out with a hand pump. Worked great and no mess.
My friend told me looks like anti-seize was used to quiet it down. One benefit being the improved traction. However, many others prefer to clean the inside of the housing thoroughly, including the magnet that collects gear shavings before refilling the housing with fluid. The fluids for the differential depend upon the type of differential installed. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-present.
The rear differential on your Dodge Ram pickup is filled with gear oil that lubricates and cools the gears and bearings inside the case. May be the dealer or independent garage did that. Remove the driveshaft using a 12 mm wrench to loosen and remove the four retaining bolts that attach the driveshaft to the pinion yoke. Well, today marks the first time I changed my differential fluid on my '06 3500 Ram dually. Unplug the wire harness connectors from the washer pump and, if the vehicle is so equipped, the washer fluid level sensor. I do not spray down the open tranny with it. Position a set of jack stands under the axle tubes and lower the jack until the truck is secure on the jack stands.
Kept the hands clean and no funky fluids to worry about. This is not a problem with new or rebuilt replacement parts, but by now most of the original seals in vehicles made prior to 2000 are are the verge of failure due to age and heat degradation. Use brake parts cleaner and an abrasive pad to clean the seal residue. Do each wheel bearing one at a time just in case. This is where all those extensions on your socket come into play.
When the oil is completely drained, unscrew the bolts around the plate. Tools Used: Tools, Floor jack, Jack stands, Oil drain pan, Socket set, Ratchet, Clean rags, Torque wrench Change Differential Fluid Raise the rear of your Dodge truck with a floor jack under the rear differential. The transfer case can get so hot that conventional gear lubricants will literally be cooked. Bought this truck used with 61K miles, a little over 62000, I was changing differential oil, I've found the retaining clips on the bottom towards the back and found one up front. Most of the time, the differential seal has simply dried up and allowed the oil to leak out. I have 100K drivetrain and am 86K miles - planning to sell and buy non-american. Mark all the bolt holes and fill bolts with alignment paint.
Cost-wise, it makes a lot of sense to do it yourself. There are two major sections of the rear axle: the brake assembly and the differential. With your truck's rear end on jack stands, it's also a simple matter to determine your rear differential gear ratio. So in looking for the drive shaft they pryed open my truck cap which was denied and never followed up on. Check for an oil leak around the differential plate, which is located in the center of the rear axle.
Remove bottom then top to drain. This diff looks like it was serviced before for the same problem. Check around the edges of the gasket for cracks or excessive wear. So, before we dive into what gear ratio is better for you, let's first go over what. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 1994-2008. Since then, I tore a few parts off the truck and its been rotting in the repair shop lot as I figure out what to do with it, since I can't find a new Axle housing, its probably heading to a junkyard in about a week basically a 16,000 dollar loss, after buying it and then the maintenance and things I fixed.