Overall, a few hours work. These images show the front axle on a 2010 Ram 3500 Mega Cab. You will need a 13mm socket with some varied extensions. Starting in about 2008, Dodge added a u-bolt to the front end design that would contact larger aftermarket covers when at the limit of the steering. Why would they put such a crappy differential in such a good truck? They'll tell you with certainty in about 20 seconds.
I have a 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 6. But before we get to this actual job, there are a few more things we need to clear up. This article applies to the Dodge Ram 2002-2008. To ease the problem, get a small section of hose to connect to the spout of the bottle and then run the other end into the differential and squeeze. By the time you get you … rself, your tools, and your bottle of fluid under the truck it can be a challenge to the fluid in the differential.
They only have a single filler hole sealed with a rubber plug. Going to change the fluid in the rear differential. They had no lint to worry about and they do a bang up job of cleaning the interior of the cover. Remove sealer residue from the cover mount surface. Details like paint, engine size, trans type, and diff type that will eventually become useful in the future.
Saved lots of dollars and have a deep satisfaction of a very good job completed. Click on images to view larger. Dispose of the old fluid at a oil change place or one that accepts outside used oil. The seal at the front of the differential where the driveshaft yoke goes in. I use my 4x4 for the snow. The cure time prior installation can be anywhere from ten minutes to an hour. There are several brands, such as Permatex, and these are readily available at automotive stores like Pep Boys and AutoZone.
Maybe Axel Rose owns the company. A second way is to look for a metal tag that should be held under one of the bolts holding the rear diff plate on. Take care not to scratch the cover's sheet metal mount surface while doing this. Differential refilled with fluid and sealed. A diagram is also known as a schematic layout.
I have been married a while Gents, don't think about putting good rags to clean with this synthetic stuff in your wife's washer. My vehicle use falls somewhere in between, I change my axle oil every 30,000 miles. When I started finding out just how much routine stuff like brake jobs cost, I figured to just keep muddling along with half tons. Differentials used to go 100,000 between changes. Click on image to view larger.
Click on images to view larger. Soak everything with penetrant, loosen the bolts a few turns and try hitting right on the bolt heads. To change the water pump you usually have to take the raditor off then take the fan blade off and take the hoses off then take the bolts out and take it to a auto store and tell them you want a rebuit one. Determine the source of that pesky oil leak leaving a stain on your garage floor. I have attached pics of the fluids. If there is a nick in the gasket, that is where you'll get a leak.
I use vinyl gloves think dental office. In my experience the front axle oil that is drained is very clean, the front axle is usualy just coasting. Unless you went through water off roading, every other on the front and normal change interval on the rear according to the manual. Unless you do alot of off-roading, drive through water or plow snow I would only change the front axle oil every 5 years. Limited-Slip Rear Axles on 1500 Models Require the addition of 118 ml 4 oz. If you prefer pre-cut gaskets, check with your parts store to see if one is available for your differential. Use an old rag to clean the differential housing.
He wanted a custom look, so he spray painted his cover a shiny red. Pour gear and axle lubricant into the differential. One other point to this. Don't forget the Motrin for the neck for those of us getting a little older. As a side note yes your oil life will drop much faster around town then on the highway. Remember to also check the front differential as well.