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post #1 of 5 Old 05-17-2004, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
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Rear diff leaking question

anyone make something better than the rubber plug for the rear end of a 97 grand cherokee??? and aftermarket cover with a true drain plug??? or just put some silicone sealent around it????

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-17-2004, 09:01 AM
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I put some RTV sealant around mine.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-17-2004, 11:07 AM
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i supposed if you have some fabrication skills, time and tools you can weld a bung into it, or find a pre-fab bung that just requires drilling and fastening/sealing into the existing cover.

i hear you, i keep putting off changing diff. fluid because i don't want to deal with the mess. but a fluid change is a good excuse to open them up and inspect the internals from time to time.

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post #4 of 5 Old 05-19-2004, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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fixed it

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I put some RTV sealant around mine.
the silicone fixed it, no luck finding an aftermarket cover.
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post #5 of 5 Old 05-19-2004, 09:22 AM
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Only problem with the silicone is that when you go to check the level, you break the seal and the leak is back. I guess you just have to clean the plug and put new sealant on it.
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