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Where is the front differential filler hole?
Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:30 PM
The other problem is that I cannot find the filler hole/tube for the front differential. I looked over and under for a filler hole but i'm not seeing it. Where is it located??
I need to make sure that I can find the filler hole before I try to loosen the drain plug with the bit that hopefully is available at sears.
Posted 22 August 2005 - 11:47 PM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 12:51 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 03:13 AM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:03 AM
It's either 19mm or 22mm I think (unless torx is uhm.. not a regular bolt? )... I forget which is which with the tranny vs the differential plug.. The filler hole is on the passenger side of the tranny.. it is the same hole as the dipstick for it. It's kinda a trick to get to.. it's near the firewall on the passenger side of the tranny. Have fun... Get a good long funnel with a nice narrow tip....
The transmission drain plug is a regular 17mm bolt and the front differential drain plug has the torx head. I have to see if sears carries that big of a torx bit. I can understand that it helps with the confusion but I still wish they went with a regular head instead of the torx head.
My other question is with the differential drain plugs, can you put somesort of anti-seize on them so it is easily removable in the future?
I like the 2-feet tube method of filling...comes in handy for the rear too. I have to search again for the filler tube. Looked yesterday but couldn't find it.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 10:36 AM
70 torx for the front diff drain plugs on newer cars. too many ppl mistaking front diff for engine oil drain.
I looked through Sears webpage but couldn't find any t70. Will call them up later to check..but does anyone know where I can get this T70 bit?
Posted 23 August 2005 - 04:06 PM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 04:25 PM
Posted 23 August 2005 - 08:49 PM
Posted 05 September 2005 - 10:30 AM
Got the tool finally. Ordered it from the website you mentioned and it took about 3 days to get here. Worked like a charm. It appears that the plug wasn't very tight at all and it turned very easily.
Unfortunately is a whole set but does have the T70. Looking on net, may be a somewhat hard item to find. let us know what you find out
Any chance to borrow a T70 aand replace the plug with a conventional hex head?
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