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Rear diff leak on yoke of 2000 explorer

The rear diff on my 2000 explorer is leaking from the yoke . How do I replace the seal and add oil to a sealed diff that doesn't have a oil plug?

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Unless you are 'mud-running' this truck, you have more probs than the seal! And if it hasn't been topped up???? OMG The oil plug is on the front right side near the yoke. Your best bet is to get a complete rear axel from a wrecker. It will cost way too much to have bearings and what not replaced! Your best bet is to buy it installed. My quess is under $200! Frankster016

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To replace the seal you must pull out the carrier assembly and the pinion gear and install a new crush sleeve if you do it by the book, I have found that if the yoke is removed a new seal installed and the yoke tightened to about 50 foot lbs of torque it is ok, as far as the lube goes there is a plug on the cast case of the diff, it will either be a square drive plug or a large allen plug, fill the diff so you can just touch the fluid with your little finger, don't overfill or the axle seals will start leaking.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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