View Full Version : Cleaning spider gears?
09-25-2007, 08:02 AM
Have a 99 4.0L Supercab 8.8 (i think limited slip can't remember)with 110,000 miles...time to change the differential fluid. My big question is after I take the cover off can I use brake cleaner or something to clean the spider gears? With my luck i just don't want to screw anything up.
09-25-2007, 09:01 PM
It shouldn't be necessary to "clean" the spider gears, changing the fluid is all that's required. :icon_thumby:
09-25-2007, 09:33 PM
I agree. no need to clean the spider gears but you might want to wipe out the bottom of the case to remove any acumulated sludge that might have formed there.
09-25-2007, 10:51 PM
I usually give the housing a good spray out with some brake clean and then some air to dry it before sealing it back up and refilling it.
09-25-2007, 11:09 PM
just take the cover off and let the fluid drain. Wipe away any standing fluid on the bottom on the case and put the cover back on with a new seal. Fill it up and go
09-25-2007, 11:17 PM
Spray away. Won't hurt anything.
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