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post #1 of 8 Old 06-22-2021, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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Shift motor oil change - YJ 1988

Hello,

is there a trick to replace the oil in the shift motor on the front axle? I just saw an old post, where the housing had a fill plug, which is missing on mine.
I tightened the lower bolts and used a straw to fill the oil form the top, which doesn't seem to be the proper method.

Glad to get any advice.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-22-2021, 01:29 PM
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the CAD gets it lucubration from the oil in the axle . No need to change or add oil to it. Just service your axle as needed.
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Be sure not to over fill. There should be the correct amount in the FAQ section. Typically 2-3 pints. IIRC 2.5, but double check.
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Thank you very much, I added about 5oz. and will not touch it for the next 30 years.
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Thank you very much, I added about 5oz. and will not touch it for the next 30 years.
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Thank you very much, I added about 5oz. and will not touch it for the next 30 years.
fill it up to the hole in the diff cover. and if it's never been changed, now would be a good time

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fill it up to the hole in the diff cover. and if it's never been changed, now would be a good time
That's how most of us do it... but sounds like he has a different set up.
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where the housing had a fill plug, which is missing on mine.
A pic would be helpful.

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