The amount of transmission fluid and fluid level should be set by the indication on the dipstick's normal operating range. The Rear Changing the rear differential fluid on the 1500 trucks also a pretty easy job. The answers is the thread size for the oil drain plug on a 7. The truck came with Gold or Green Coolant. He's been there quite a while. Use one that is a little more that Â½ inch long on the short end of the tool to dip it into the fill hole.
In those cases, got a set of pipe taps and put my own in. Indicates only approximate dry-fill capacity. These lubricants do not need to be checked or changed unless a leak is suspected, service is required or the axle assembly has been submerged in water. I think it's the most convenient way if the cover is leaking and you need to re-seal the diff cover otherwise just suck the old fluid out and fill in. This guide covers removing the differential cover. Like the rear differential, start by removing the fill plug.
Once that happens, put the drain plug back in and tighten it down. Al This was the way I was leaning. The picture shows the siphon end in the hole, with the output end in the drain pan. It is up to the differential to act as a balance arm, establishing constant equilibrium of torques and forces between the left-hand and right-hand driven wheels. Use non-synthetic Unocal Thermal Stable Lubricant Dana No. Put on your woolies and go freeze your ass! Transfer Case Skid Plate Removal Once the fluid is drained, put the drain plug back in and tighten it down.
Slide your drain pan under the rear differential. The Owners Manual Supplement for the 2011 Raptor says the above but adds the following: Rear axle fluid friction modifier 4 oz. Putting atf in a differential is hard to imagine putting it mildly, considering it is more of a hydraulic fluid than a lubricant although newer atf's are adding a bit of anti-wear agents and the like. Fill the differential to within Â½ inch of the bottom of the fill hole. Torque the bottom-most bolt, then the top, then the left, then the right, then the bottom left, top right, etc, moving as far across the cover as you can each time.
In the picture below, you can see that they are already removed. . Fluids Engine Oil Powerstroke Diesel Interval: It depends on year and operating conditions. It would take forever for the pumkin to drain and to refill it at those temperatures. It allows you to pump the gear oil out of the bottle, through a tube, and into the differential. I originally checked out this thread in hopes of a real answer but now I'd like to share what I have found.
You can just pump out as much old, front diff fluid as possible thru the fill hole using either a hand pump with tubing or an electric pump and some tubing. I kept refilling it with Mercon, but it would not hold. The front diff cover, if you choose to try to remove it Just to elaborate on the earlier point. Limited-slip differentials make use of friction between clutch plates, as opposed to the meshing teeth employed by locking differentials. Oh, by the way do you have a recommendation on my gasket sealer questions? One side only lets you remove it easy. The pictures below show what it looks like before and after cleaning it up. Removing the Front Differential Fill Plug No wrench on the fill plug bolt If you have 4wd, you may as well change the front differential fluid when you do the rear.
This was for my 1996 exploder xlt. There are two ways you can do it though. Fuel Tank F250 Super Duty,F350 Super Duty,6. The teeth of the spider assembly engage with those on the locker clutch, causing both axle shafts to operate as one. Also extends the life of those axle bearings. If you use Royal Purple 75W-140 axle lube, the modifier is not needed. A shop who thought they knew better put gear oil in my front differential, and then it would not hold anything.
You can just drain the fluid out and refill it, or drain the fluid out, remove the cover, clean out the inside and magnet, reinstall the cover and refill the differential. Manual locking differentials usually use an electric motor or vacuum diaphragm to engage the locker, reducing this noise. Mating surface now clean Use the same approach on the mating surface of the differential housing. Check with your dealer to verify the part number for the fluid, because the part numbers do change occasionally. Now, how accurate that 2mpg is I don't know, but he makes a good point. Refill the Rear Differential Pour in the fill hole until it starts dripping out There is enough room above the rear differential to simply pour the fluid in as shown. Ford Super Duty Maintenance Information This information is specifically for model year 2000, but should be accurate for model years 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2003.
But hypoid gears like a differential uses need friction protection because of high load and typically require a gl5. Buy the Motorcraft oil at a Ford dealer and add another dollar or so. I could also have used syncro shift in the tc but I wanted as thin as possible for mpg's on a long trip. You will then have easy access to the drain plug and fill plug. The factory-approved method requires removing the cover in this picture. This helps ensure the cover seats flush and avoids leaks.