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Old 02-18-2014, 03:55 PM
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Im going to be changing the diff fluid in my 09 ram 1500. How much do i need to use and what kind is best to use.
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Check your owner's manual, but my 05 took ATF+ 4. I'd use the Mopar, its premium synthetic. I changed mine at 150,000 miles and it still looked pretty good. I think 1 qt was enough, but check your manual. Good time to change power steering fluid, so pick up 2 qts.
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since your 2009 has a lsd differential, dont forget to put the lsd additive in also, its required
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I have been researching this topic myself for past 6 weeks. Overall majority recommends amsoil severe gear oil while mentioning that Lsd additive is not required because amsoil and others( royal purple Lucas) already have required additive. Bob is the oil guy.com is good reference--they love amsoil for gear oil over there. My other concern is dropping rear diff pan. Lots of people recommend just having fluid removed by pump and just replace fluid while others strictly say drop pan clean and replace original or aftermarket cover with rtv sealant. What is going to be your approach?
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I was looking at replacing the pan with a mag-hytec cover and using royal purple as i have some laying around. I do 130 miles a day in towing and would like the extra fluid.
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I would just jack up by the hitch maybe a few inches so you can get to all the bolts on cover and start wrenching them out start at the bottom and when you get to the top just loose one and keep it in there and all the rest come out and then pry the cover from bottom out and let it drain into your pan. Then when its done dripping take that last bolt out and cover off and brake clean and wipe clean and scrap off the left over gasket goo on cover and the rear itself. Then when all clean use your black magic RTV sealant and go around the center of the lip of the cover and around all the bolt holes with your RTV and then match it back up to your rear and start a couple of the bolts so it is snug. Install the rest of your bolts to snug tightness and let it sit for an hr and then tighten them up and add your desired oil. Fill to your whole and your done. It takes 2 hrs the way I just told you just because of the RTV drying time. Good luck and I have done a lot this way and not one issue. You also get to see your gears make sure everything is running the way It suppose to. happy wrenching
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Check your owner's manual, but my 05 took ATF+ 4. I'd use the Mopar, its premium synthetic. I changed mine at 150,000 miles and it still looked pretty good. I think 1 qt was enough, but check your manual. Good time to change power steering fluid, so pick up 2 qts.
I'm confused, did Chrysler actually use atf in their differentials?
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