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Unread 04-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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D35 Fill Plug leaking?!?

Sorry for the dumb question, but why is my D35's fill plug leaking? Had a regear done about 5000 miles ago. Was going to change diff flud and noticed the cover is wet. Thanks in advace!

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Unread 04-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #2
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If you're sure it's leaking from the plug, go ahead and pull it, clean the plug, and the fill hole, and put it back in.

If that still doesn't work, you may need a new plug. Your jeep is getting older now and the rubber might not be soft enough to seal properly.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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That rubber fill plug is the worst idea....I'm sure it saves Chrysler a bunch in production costs.

I'd try a new plug.
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Unread 04-24-2008, 08:48 PM   #4
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That rubber fill plug is the worst idea....I'm sure it saves Chrysler a bunch in production costs.

I'd try a new plug.
x2... considering your rig is a 97, and maybe its likely the plug is original
(now 11 years old) buying a new one is a cheap fix...
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Unread 04-24-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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i had to buy a new one. they wanted 7 bucks for that damn thing at the dealer
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