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How to Replace Rear Differential Cover 02-07 Jeep Liberty

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How to Replace Rear Differential Cover 02-07 Jeep Liberty

Created on: 2021-01-16

This video will show how to drain the differential, remove and replace the cover, and refill the differential yourself with basic hand tools

  1. step 1 :Draining the Differential
    • Remove the bottom three 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Loosen the remaining 13mm bolts
    • Have a drain pan ready
    • Pry out the differential cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Allow the differential fluid to drain
  2. step 2 :Removing the Differential Cover
    • Remove the remaining 13mm bolts from the differential cover
    • Carefully pry off the differential cover with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Scrape any gasket residue off the differential with a razor blade
  3. step 3 :Installing the New Differential Cover
    • Apply RTV to the new differential cover
    • Put the new differential cover into place
    • Insert the 13mm bolts into the differential cover
    • Tighten the 13mm bolts to 30 foot-pounds of torque in a crossing pattern
  4. step 4 :Refilling the Differential Fluid
    • Pry off the differential fill cap with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Fill the differential with fluid until it starts to overflow
    • Push on the differential fill cap

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper

    Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Gear Oil

    RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    13mm Socket

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Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear differential cover on this 2006 Jeep Liberty. It's the same part and process on these Liberties from 2002 to 2012. The items you'll need for this are a new rear differential cover from 1AAuto.com, a 13 millimeter socket and ratchet, a flat blade screwdriver, a razor blade, a torque wrench, a drip pan, RTV, and approximately two quarts of gear oil.

Your rear differential is located right here. To remove the cover, it's a series of 13 millimeter bolts. We're going to start off just removing these bottom three. We'll just fast forward as Don does this. Now, you want to loosen the rest of those 13 millimeter bolts. Now, using a flat blade screwdriver, pry out on the rear differential cover and make sure you have a drip pan underneath to collect all the oil. You want to make sure you let it all drain out. When it's slowed down you can just remove the rest of those bolts. Now, carefully pry off the differential cover. Using a razor blade, scrape off all the remnants of the old gasket.

On the right, is the old differential cover; on the left, is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and will amount exactly the same. Now, take some RTV and you want to just circle around each hole and go all the way around the entire differential cover. You want to make sure that there are no gaps, so that it's going to make a good seal. Now push your rear differential cover back into place. Replace those 13 millimeter bolts and tighten them up. Torque each of those bolts in a crossing pattern to 30 foot-pounds.

Use a flat blade screwdriver and pry off this fill cap and then fill it up with the gear oil required for your vehicle. It's filled up to the right point when it starts overflow. Then just push in your cap and you're all set.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Razor Blade / Gasket Scraper
  • Drain Pan

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Gear Oil
  • RTV

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 13mm Socket


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