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Old 06-29-2013, 03:03 PM
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I'm wanting to change the rear diff fluid on my 12 1500. Does anyone know what size wrench the plugs take?

They are bigger than any I have, so I'll have to go buy... don't want to waste time trying a bunch

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9/16" Hex bit socket, or a allen wrench.
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I so dislike the stock differential cover

sure you can check it to see if it is close to full BUT
there is no way to drain it without removing the whole rear cover

my Rams after market differential has a magnetic drain plug
i don't need to pull the differential cover unless i see metal filings on the drain plug
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GT, Don't you have drain plug on the right bottom side of differential?
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my 2009 Ram had no drain plug in the 9.25 AAM rear diffential, like in this image, but not chromed

http://www.ebay.com/itm/JEEP-DODGE-R...e93c57&vxp=mtr


the OEM 2011 cover was even worse, it had to be filled from the front plate, until they discovered that the fill hole was TOO low & had a recall that put a fill plug into the rear plate
http://www.yourcovers.com/diff_cover...swaybar_lg.jpg

the cover that i have now, it has a fill plug, magnetic drain plug, a temperature sensor port, & a dip stick
http://mag-hytec.com/store/index.php...products_id=26







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Ok, that makes sense. I forgot I have the "ZF" axle. It has the drain and fill plugs on the right side of differential case.
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Thanks for the info, it got me on the right track.. and for the Canadians... it's 14mm.... God, why did we do that!
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