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post #1 of 7 Old 02-07-2014, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Replacing front/rear differential gaskets

Hello all,

I am getting ready to do a differential fluid change, i have called the dealership about procuring new gaskets. But they state there are no paper gaskets for differentials. They suggest i use Orange Axel RTV sealer.

Is this correct?

I have a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD 4x4

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-07-2014, 10:40 AM
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Yes, Run a line of sealer around the diff cover and completely around every bolt hole.

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-07-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, Run a line of sealer around the diff cover and completely around every bolt hole.
Ah okay great, also what size allen wrenches will i need if i decide not to take off the plate and only drain and refill?
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-08-2014, 06:02 PM
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on the rear diff there is no drain plug so you have to take off the cover.
On the front diff, the drain plug is 14mm
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-08-2014, 06:19 PM
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Make sure you clean the old rtv off before you put more on.

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-08-2014, 07:32 PM
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Also make sure on the front you can remove the fill plug before draining the diff.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-09-2014, 02:00 AM
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Also for a greater peace of mind I recommend an 8.25 lube locker gasket for the rear.

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