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Haldex oil change

Where is the location of the fill plugs on the rear diff and the haldex units.

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SOURCE: rear diff leak on yoke of 2000 explorer

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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SOURCE: How do you change the oil in the rear diff when

you have to remove diff cover. it does have a fill hole, keep looking

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SOURCE: 1996 Ford Explorer Rear Gear Oil Fill Plug Location

Make sure to check all around the differential. Sometimes it's a rubber plug on the diff. Cover, or sometimes it is a bolt on backside (side facing front of vehicle) and it is a bolt with a square end in it that you would simply insert a ratchet without a socket into.

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