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Old 03-06-2010, 12:07 PM
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Default changing rear diff. fluid

i have a 3.73 7.5" axle, and i was wondering...where is the plug to fill it back up after you drain the fluid? i feel something up top, but i saw a diagram saying its somewhere else. anyone have experience with this?
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:09 PM
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Driver side on the front side of housing

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Old 03-07-2010, 09:33 PM
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Default Re: changing rear diff. fluid

Fill it till the fluid is level with/just dripping out of that hole, is the rule of thumb i was always told when filling it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:40 AM
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Default Re: changing rear diff. fluid

hey myke what is this tube for? i was under my truck yesterday and it wasnt attached to the axle like it should have been
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Old 03-08-2010, 06:48 AM
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hey myke what is this tube for? i was under my truck yesterday and it wasnt attached to the axle like it should have been
Axle breather tube. should go straight up and clip on to the frame. atleast mine does.the one end wont be connected to anything
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:16 AM
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Axle breather tube. should go straight up and clip on to the frame. atleast mine does.the one end wont be connected to anything
ok so its not bad if it was disconnected for a few days?
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:40 AM
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unless u go through deep enough water to cover ur axle and get water in there.
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:52 AM
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unless u go through deep enough water to cover ur axle and get water in there.
ok, oh did u read what was wrong with my speakers?
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:03 AM
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yes but I dont have a clue why they are doing that
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Old 03-08-2010, 07:40 PM
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yes but I dont have a clue why they are doing that
ya i took both speakers out and took them back to best buy and the guy at the install booth test them and one was not grounding out to itself so they just replaced both and now ive got them in
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