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Old 08-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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Fluid Question

I'm leaking some fluid from my rear diff. on my 1997 250 psd. A little bit ago I had to replace the yoke that connects to the rear diff. At that point and time I should have replaced my pinion seal, and now I'm almost positive it's cracked and that's what's causing the leaking. I'm not going to be able to get to it till the weekend and with some fluid leaking out I wanted to refill the differential a little bit. Is it possible to put in too much fluid or can I just fill it up till the top of the cap that I unscrew on the top of the differential?
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YES! It is not recommended to fill the axle housing more then 55-60% full. There is a fill port on the drivers side of the pumpkin (usually removed with a 3/8" ratchet and a short extension). It's right above the reinforcing webbing cast into the housing. When filling here you can't (shouldn't say that as someone might take it as a challenge) over fill the pumpkin as the port will just puke out the excessive oil as you try and pump in more. Be on level ground when filling.

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YES! It is not recommended to fill the axle housing more then 55-60% full. There is a fill port on the drivers side of the pumpkin (usually removed with a 3/8" ratchet and a short extension). It's right above the reinforcing webbing cast into the housing. When filling here you can't (shouldn't say that as someone might take it as a challenge) over fill the pumpkin as the port will just puke out the excessive oil as you try and pump in more. Be on level ground when filling.

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