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2004 Explorer. Rear differential cover removal.

Discussion in 'Transmissions & Transfer Cases' started by whollstop, June 18, 2011.

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    1. whollstop

      whollstop New Member

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      Hello everyone. Does anyone know how you remove the read diff. cover on a 2004 Explorer? Mine is leaking and needs to be removed and re-siliconed. Thank you in advance for any help. :usa::usa::usa::usa:
       
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      Thank you for the link. Man, that looks like a pain in the butt to just repair a leaking diff. cover. Do you think if I bought a gasket and cut it in half that if I removed the bolts that hold the cover on I could fit the gasket between the cover and the housing?
       
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      there is no gasket. You make it yourself with RTV silicone. To work around in that little space with silicone would be pretty messy I would think, asuming you could do it at all. you really have to remove the diff.
       
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      I would double ck for axle or pinion seal leaks first, the rear cover never leaks unless someone had it apart before.
       
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      They do make and sell both a fel-pro and mr. gasket. I just didn't know if it would fit in that small space. The diff. cover has been off due to the dealer removing it for a recall on the limited slip. The problem is that was back in 2005 and it's just now starting to leak.
       
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