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Old 07-29-2011, 08:47 PM
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I was wondering if everybody has an oil fill plug on the rear diff. I know there is a recall for the rear diff gears drying out or not getting properly lubricated. I ask the dealership if my truck is on the recall list and they told me that It's not. When I look at my rear diff I don't have a fill plug. Is this ok? how do i check the level without this?
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There should be a rubber plug about halfway up on the rear cover of the differential. You can take it off and check the level, should be approx 1/4" below the opening. Just had mine off tonight and noticed it was a bit low so I added a bit to bring it up.
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I don't have one on mine.
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I don't have one on mine.
That's very weird, I have never heard of one that does not have the rubber fill plug. Maybe post up a pic of your diff so we can see what you have.
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WOW, no plug. Maybe feel around on top. You might ask your service man about the k36 recall and show him that cover. Wonder how the factory filled it.
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My old K5 Blazer had a fill port on the front side of the diff. housing. Check there?
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Yes,i just checked and it's on front side and a drain plug below . My truck was built on Feb 17th 2011, I guess they made the change after the recall. Thanks
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mine is the same fill pug at the front of the pinion
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