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Unread 06-25-2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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Front Differential and Transfer case fluid change

After watching the video's here I tried changing the fluids on both differentials and transfer case. But I was only successful on the rear differential.
Front differential there is no room to remove the fill plug (14mm Allen wrench) and on transfer case there is no room to remove the drain plug (10mm Allen wrench). Dealer is asking $225 for both. Any help be appreciated.

Also I was trying to install the new headlight switch but couldn't get the screws out on the plastic casing on steering wheel. Are they Philips or just standard screws.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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Not sure what u mean by "no room" to get to the front diff and tcase. They should be readily accesible.
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Unread 06-25-2013, 10:19 AM   #3
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A hex socket will easily get the transfer case done if your allen wrenches are too long.

Can't comment on the diff. My dealer charges only slightly more than the fluid cost on those.
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They are good instructions on WKjeeps.com Review these and they should be helpful
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For the diff just cut about 2" off the handle of a 14mm allen. Use this with a 14mm box wrench.
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Way to stick with it!
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Unread 06-25-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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So what is the issue?
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^ yeah that's exactly what I do
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So what is the issue?
Thanks, I will try it.
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So what is the issue?
Love it, thinking outside of the box.

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If the T-case is a QT1 it has a vibration damper covering the drain hole. You have to remove the damper first.
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So what is the issue?
Yep, it's tight so that's what I did.

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If the T-case is a QT1 it has a vibration damper covering the drain hole. You have to remove the damper first.
Was gonna say the same thing. Remove it (be careful, it's HEAVY) and access is EASY.
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