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2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement

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  1. 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement, Differential Oil: paso 1, imagen 1 de 2 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement, Differential Oil: paso 1, imagen 2 de 2
    • Locate the twelve 10mm long 14mm hex head bolts holding on the backplate of the differential.

    • Position an oil pan under the differential.

    • Loosen the bottom 4 bolts first with the 14mm socket wrench. Slowly loosen the rest of the bolts in a random order until oil flows out and enters the drain pan.

    • Due to limited resources the oil was not actually replaced in this guide.

  2. 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement: paso 2, imagen 1 de 1
    • When tightening the bolts on the diff plate it is vital that you tighten them in a star pattern to avoid warping the plate. Do not exceed a torque of 40 ft-lbs per bolt.

    • Repeat the last step in reverse to re-tighten the bolts on the differential cover while following the star method of tightening bolts. Use a torque wrench to ensure proper torque specifications.

    • Now the differential is fully sealed and ready for new oil.

  3. 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement: paso 3, imagen 1 de 2 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Differential Oil Replacement: paso 3, imagen 2 de 2
    • Locate the differential filler plug.

    • Use a #2 flathead screwdriver to lift the outer lip of the plug. Pinch the outer lip of the rubber filler plug between your fingers and pull off.

    • Use a vacuum pump to pump in new differential fluid until the oil level reaches the bottom of the plug hole.

    • Re-insert the rubber filler plug.

    • Due to limited resources the differential oil was not changed in this guide.

Conclusión

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Don’t forget the clean the old gasket material off, wipe up any differential fluid residue, clean the mating surface with brake cleaner, and add a new gasket maker material.

This guide really left out some very important steps. And don’t reuse your diff fluid people.

N S A (Nick) - Contestar

No mention of anti-slip additive which is not optional.

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