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Changing rearend oil 04Ford Explorer

My nearest Ford dealer says my clutchpacks woren or bad I find this hard to beleave at only 54000 miles I would like change the rearend oil & adative before I send $900.00 is there any thing I need to know before removing the drain plug (springs behind it or any electronics) why I'am asking is the drain plug looks some what large to be just a drain plug thank you for help

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  • Paredneck May 20, 2008

    I got a recall for trans oil but no recall for rearend oil

  • Tigershark Jun 03, 2008

    ilragatzzo78, I have the same issue with my 2004 Explorer. Can you send me the recall information letters on the rear end fluid "mistakes"? Thanks for the help.



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Ok, i did some research and there was a recall for this vehicle about putting the wrong fluid causing the gears to fail, if you replaced the fluids with this recall you are fine and just take the plug out and drain. check for the required fluid specs. i can help you with that later on.
if you didn't replaced the fluid , then you most likely have a worn set of gears and will recommend to take it to them to fix their initial failure " mistake "

Posted on May 20, 2008

  • francisco navarro
    francisco navarro May 20, 2008

    besides that there is one for rear axle " improper mix "

    if you have an email i can send you the letter



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