11-24-2003, 10:04 AM
My 96 GC Limited V8 is leaking slowly from the rear diff. Is this something that can be fixed in the driveway with hand tools, or is it a bigger job than that? I've never opened up a differential before. Is this a simple gasket or seal replacement or indicative of a larger problem?
11-24-2003, 11:46 AM
you can do it at home, just take off the rear cover, let it drain, scrape the old gasket material off then put rtv sealant around it and bolt it back up and refill.. i am doing mine this wed. i will let you know how it turns out
11-24-2003, 11:49 AM
Unscrew the bolts, catch the wasted diff fluid to recycle.
Take the cover off.
Wipe out what you can.
Clean off all the old RTV (silicone-like stuff).
Get some RTV (The Right Stuff is what I use).
1/4 bead of RTV on the cover (inside of where the bolts go, think about it).
Bolt the cover in place.
Fill with diff fluid to the hole using a hand pump.
Put the filler hole cap in.
That should do it.
11-24-2003, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the replies. Any suggestions on which diff fluid to replace the old stuff with?
11-24-2003, 03:53 PM
I use Mobil One 75/90. But if you have a clutch type limited slip you shouldn't use sythentic, go with dyno and 8oz of Ford or equivilant limited slip additive.
11-24-2003, 08:55 PM
Why do you use Ford friction modifier instead of Chrysler modifier?