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Old 02-09-2011, 02:45 PM
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How long has dodge been using these rubber plugs? I was kind of shocked to see such a thing. They must be adequate at keeping water and debris from getting in? Do they need to be replaced often? Also, I was reading about low diff fluids and while checking my rear it was slightly below the fill plug. I am guessing it should be level with the plug? Didn't find the front plug yet after a quick look. What fluid do they take and should I use the same brand as the factory? Thanks.
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I've never replaced one of these plugs or seen a problem with water intrusion. The fluid level should be about 1/4" below the plug level.
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I've never replaced one of these plugs or seen a problem with water intrusion. The fluid level should be about 1/4" below the plug level.
^^^^ That's good feedback, I popped mine off to take a look and it's just as RamTech said, 1/4" below the plug level. Use the same as factory, Here's the specs from the service manual:

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MOPAR® Synthetic Gear Lubricant SAE 75W-140 (MS-8985).
Limited-Slip Rear Axles require the addition of 118 ml (4 oz.) MOPAR® Limited Slip Additive or equivalent.

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GL-5 SAE 75W-90 (MS-9763) or equivalent.
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My 97 has the plastic plug and it's still as good as new. They are hard to get out so be careful not to tear it. Once ripped or torn you'll need to replace it. They do the job just fine, you have nothing to worry about.
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How ofter is it supposed to be checked?
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Checking the level every oil change is a good idea.
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Just checked mine again and noticed that it is a bit lower than the 1/4" now. No obvious signs of fluid loss. Is this normal ? I added some oil, a few ounces to get it back up. Now I'm thinking of replaceing the fluid with some new synthetic, advice please.
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when i pulled my plug off my rear diff it shot oil out , a decent amount. i have no idea how it would of got that full, i had just drove the truck but i dont think that much would of came out. i just got the truck 6 months ago so i am doing all fluids and i went to check it and this happened
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Eventually the plugs get hard and brittle over time. When you see some wetness around the plug its time to change it. Probably 10 yrs or so.
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