How a Differential Works and Types of Differentials
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How to Change Your Differential Oil (Cheater Method) - Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7L
This is being performed on a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo with the 4.7.
I must warn all that watch this, that this is not the recommended way of
doing it. The correct way is to completely remove the differential covers,
clean out the inside of the differential, then use RTV to form a new gasket
and replace the cover so you can refill it. I chose the suction method for
I change my oil more than the factory recommends, so I am not as worried
about a little left over residue oil.
Another advantage of taking the diff cover off is that you can inspect your
gears. You would also look for metal shavings, gear tooth wear problems,
chipped teeth, etc.
Warning: I am not a professional and not held liable on any damages to any
vehicle that you work on or have someone work on. This is only for
demonstration purposes on how I have done work on my own vehicle and may
have left out some critical information. Please refer to your dealer
before performing any maintenance or work on your own.
Fix It Right! - Differential Service
Fix It Right! - Differential Service (S1E1)
Demonstrated on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an oft-forgotten but important
maintenance procedure: servicing a vehicle's differentials. Most vehicle
manufacturers suggest that this process be performed on regular intervals -
usually 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first - and often after
certain events such as towing. Both removable-cover and drain-and-fill
differential styles are covered, and the instructions here also cover
transfer cases on 4WD vehicles as these are generally serviced via
Be sure to check your vehicle's owner's manual for specifics for your
vehicle, such as how often to perform this service and what fluids/oils to
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video
before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be
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How to change rear Differential Fluid (detailed version)
How to change your differential fluid, how to change diff fluid, Learn how
to change your rear differential fluid. In this process I unbolt the
differential cover (pumpkin cover) because there is no drain plug. Then I
make my own gasket with RTV because there is no gasket for this
differential. Only basic tools are needed and anyone could do this job.
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your car or truck in tip-top shape.
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Replacing a Differential (rear end) Seal
Replacing a differential seal has to be done right, else the bearings and
gears can be damaged. And after the seal is replaced, it's a good idea to
investigate the reason it failed.
How to install or change or replace gears and bearings in a rear end or differential
Installation of carrier bearings, pinion bearings, ring and pinion and a
crush sleeve are covered in this video. The main tricks given in the video
are about the actual set up bearings. The rear end being worked on is a
8.5 inch gm 10 bolt out of a second generation f body. Tooth contact
pattern charts are available on the internet, do your own research.
How to Change Fluid in Rear Differential : How to Inspect Differential Gears for Wear
Are your differential gears worn out? Learn how to inspect your rear
differential gears for wear and tear in this free car repair video from an
expert auto mechanic.
Expert: Nathan McCullough
Bio: Nathan McCullough graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a
GPA of 3.5 and received their Craftsmanship Award and Honor Seal.
Filmmaker: Robert Rogers
Rear Differential Pinion Seal Replacement
This is a video I made while replacing the rear differential pinion seal on
a GMC truck. I did this one without removing the rear diff cover, but you
can do it either way.
Dana 35 Spartan Locker Installation.wmv
This video is a simplified installation of a Yukon Gear Spartan Locker in a
1998 Jeep Wrangler with a Dana 35 rear axle. Total install time was 2
hours. This is an excellent locker for both on and off-road applications.
It is both easy to install and is also easy on the pocket book. This is an
excellent product that will greatly increase the performance of your
vehicle. Easy installation.