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Old 05-28-2010, 04:29 AM
ZWilson07 ZWilson07 is offline
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Default Quick Fluid Change Question

IM going to be changing my rear diff fluid this weekend and I just had a quicik question. I know the bolts on the cover for my 06 are 6 point but does anyone know the exact size it is just for east reference and grab the right tool fast. Also do you all recommend air tool, or just like wrench or socket. I noticed that the spare tire is right there so I dont think I could get in with my impact gun but just checking in with what you all think. Zach
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Quick Fluid Change Question

Don't know the size but why don't you drop the spare if its in the way....
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:22 AM
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well I could but on the other forum they said you need to use hand tools because high torque could cause problems. also one more quick question. Im wanting to do the front but as most know it has no drain plug. I talked to my friend at ford and asked in all honesty does the ford tool do better than the suction tool you can by yourself. And he said honestly its a very expensive machine which is one of the reasons why its $148 to have it done even tho its a quick job and in his honest opinion it will do a much better job and making sure all the old is out then a suction you would buy yourself thats cheap, but is 100 and something dollars worth that extra added security of getting all the old out? so i turn to you guys to help answer that ha
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:29 AM
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Hey bud, how many miles on your 06?

I would'nt use air tools as their is a risk to snapping off a bolt head. An easy job just got harder if that happens. Spray a little pb blaster or other anti seize spray on the bolts a few minutes before you go at it and they should come right off.

If you don't have too many miles on the truck, you'd probably be ok with the normal suction tool. To be sure you could suck it out, fill it up, then do it again until it looks good. If you do a lot of mudding or know for sure you have gunk in your diff then its probly not worth the $150 at the dealership.
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:39 AM
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ha I think you meant if i do alot of mudding or gunk then i should pay them to change it but no I havent done any of that, I just got the truck about a month or less ago. and to answer your question I just turned over 55,000 miles and yeah thats what I was thinking I was jw what everyone thot of it, stupid ford doing their typical dumb things to keep money flowing in, there lucky im a FORD guy ha. Also feel free to check out my other threads, I seem to be having alot of lil problems here recently, damn grimlins grr!
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:03 PM
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I have always thought it would be cool to find a spare cover, drill and tap it for a plug for easy drain n fill,, and then put that one on.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:24 PM
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I have always thought it would be cool to find a spare cover, drill and tap it for a plug for easy drain n fill,, and then put that one on.
There's nothing to tap! It's sheetmetal.

Take a peek at a B&M Trans Plug kit.... Even then, you can't get all the fluid out and you're still left with an old seal that would potentially leak. But who cares? It's a rear cover! It's CAKE to get to! So why make it harder than it already isn't?
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:08 PM
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You would have to weld the mounting to it of course.
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