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Unread 01-12-2007, 05:52 PM   #1
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Removing Differential cover???

Any tips on how to get these babies off???mine aren't budging...tried everything...whats the secret???except getting a jeep with less RUST!!!

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Unread 01-12-2007, 05:56 PM   #2
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After you remove the bolts you have to pry the cover off. There's no real trick to it, just go nice and easy with a flat blade screwdriver. Try not to mar up the surfaces if you can help it, but silicone usually seals them up no problem.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 05:57 PM   #3
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try hitting the cover with a minisledge with a block of wood inbetween..i tried to hit it so the cover would slide to one side
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Unread 01-12-2007, 06:01 PM   #4
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Thin flathead screwdriver.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
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rubber mallet!

whack the ***** out of it side to side
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Unread 01-12-2007, 06:47 PM   #6
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I use an old putty knife to get the split started, then I shove a flat head screwdriver in there and pry it apart. Rubber mallet works too.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 07:16 PM   #7
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rubber mallet!

whack the ***** out of it side to side
X2 Works every time
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Unread 01-12-2007, 07:19 PM   #8
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i used a putty knife to open mine up a little. I then let all the fluid drain out into a pan. I then used a rubber mallet hitting from side to side. It worked like a charm.
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Unread 01-12-2007, 08:53 PM   #9
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If it's the bolts that you can't get out try a handheld 3/8 impact driver. You put the proper 3/8 drive socket on it and hold it in one hand applying pressure in the direction you're going and whack it with a hammer. It pounds the socket on tighter and loosens in 1 movement, It is pretty impossible to strip or break off a bolt with it but they work for getting tough bolts and screws out.http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/otc4608.html
Like this. I don't have this one but they work the same.
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Unread 01-13-2007, 10:18 PM   #10
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x3 on the rubber mallett
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Unread 01-14-2007, 10:54 AM   #11
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If it's the bolts that you can't get out try a handheld 3/8 impact driver. You put the proper 3/8 drive socket on it and hold it in one hand applying pressure in the direction you're going and whack it with a hammer. It pounds the socket on tighter and loosens in 1 movement, It is pretty impossible to strip or break off a bolt with it but they work for getting tough bolts and screws out.http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/otc4608.html
Like this. I don't have this one but they work the same.

i got all bolts out no prob, seems to be rusted a little, gonna whack the s#$t out of it...

thx guys
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rubber mallet!

whack the ***** out of it side to side

ahh next time il use that instead of a mini sledge...didnt even think of that i always use a wood block and the 3lb mini sledge..only reason is cauz they are close next time il try a rubber mallet
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Unread 01-14-2007, 01:38 PM   #13
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good tools to own for jeep repair:

Impact Driver

Dead Blow Mallet, think rubber hammer but with more hitting strength
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Unread 01-14-2007, 06:10 PM   #14
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Got them off with screwdriver and rubber mallet, THX guys!!!
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Unread 01-14-2007, 06:19 PM   #15
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for a second, I thauight those last pics were the inside of the voer and that you have lined it with RTV. I was thinking that you were crazy and or stupid. but then I realized it was the outside of the cover.
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