Position the drain pan under the rear diff cover. If not, dont worry about it. Leave the top bolt loose and pry the bottom open to let it drain instead of dumping it all over the place. When most of the fluid has run out pry the cover off the axle. The F150 is a half-ton, full-size pickup truck made by the Ford Motor Company. I started at the bottom, moved up the sides, and finished at the top bolt.
I have a rubbing noise in the rear somewhere on my 1997 f150 2wd 4. I have never seen any oil any where. You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view discussions and access other forum features. For older transfer cases, you can upgrade to newer synthetic base fluids, but you should rebuild or at least replace the old seals as additives in synthetic fluids may not be compatible with old seals. Secondly, a quart low means at some junction your oil is leaking past a seal. For 1987-1996 Bronco, F150 and 1988-1997 F250, F350 model years, Ford originally specified Mercon.
Thankyou for all your help. I heard about lubrication on the differential, could I need to do that? This was for my 04' Lariat with 3. Apply the cover to the diff, insert all the bolts and tighten them lightly. I started at the bottom, moved up the sides, and finished at the top bolt. When the surfaces have dried, apply a bead of silicone gasket to the cover and to the axle gasket surface 11.
Time to do job: Less than 1 hour 1. Low fluid level in the differential may cause it to overheat and fail. Take your rear wheels off and remove the drums and look for any signs of oil seepage there, other than that im not sure what to tell you not being there to hear the noise myself. F150s that are equipped with four-wheel drive also have a front differential that is very similar to the rear. Installing a replacement gasket is also optional.
Is a quart low enough to ruin any bearings wheel bearings, pinion shaft bearings etc. My question is, there must be some kind of leak to lose a quart of oil isn't there? Or fill the axle on level ground until oil starts to run out of the filler hole. You'll be in a tough situation if you pull the pan, drain the fluid, re-install the pan then find out you can't get the fill plug out. Try to slosh it out or use a few paper towels to absorb it. When I was diagnosing my truck I realized that the noise is coming from the rear axle. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free so please,! There is a small pocket in the diff that holds half a cup of oil in the bottom.
I mixed my friction modifier with a qrt before putting it in. Open that up and pour in 4oz of friction modifier if you have a limited slip. Mobil Delvac elite is synthetic blend. Using a large flat blade screwdriver pry the bottom of the cover up slowly. This article has been generously donated by Peter Ferlow. Unbolt the rear cover and drain the oil. There is no specific order.
Ford calls for a synthetic gear oil to be used in the rear differential on most later model F150s. Everything happens in the dead of winter. The larger the F250, the lower the carrying capacity due… But what about Mobil Delvac elite 15w40 for Ford? Ford transmission fluid supersession Information is current as July 2017. Is it any better than Mobil Delvac super 1300 and etc? When the cover is clean move to the axle and using your finger or a spatula and remove as much old oil as possible. Tighten the bolts all one more time to spec, then check each one for tightness. Use a solvent or brakekleen to clean the diff cover in combination with rags or paper towel 6. Should take almost 3 quarts.
Wipe off oil anywhere you can get to on the gears and walls inside the axle. The coolant should be diluted with distilled water to a 50:50 ratio. Then, pour in the gear oil until it starts to run out. Have not had a chance to run it on jack stands or anything yet. Tighten the bolts all one more time to spec, then check each one for tightness.
Gear oil is used in the rear axle differential to lubricate the bearings and ring and pinion gears. When I put my truck into drive or reverse there is a huge slamming noise. You are going to be replacing…. Ford recommends that Motorcraft Premium Gold Engine Coolant which is yellow in color for the radiator and cooling system of all F-150 engines. There is a small pocket in the diff that holds half a cup of oil in the bottom. Installing a replacement gasket is also optional.
Yes, it does have a slinger on it, but at highway speeds that slinger won't trap enough oil to cool the bearing and subsequently that rubbing noise you hear may very well be bearing failure. Materials needed: - 3 Qrts of 75W-140 Synthetic Gear Oil I used Mobil 1 your truck may call for different fluids - 1 Tube of TransX Friction Modifier for people with limited slip only!!! Note the position of the two tags on the bolts. Or could this be brakes making the noise, not sure at this point any ideas appreciated. Using a combination of the screw driver and the hammer, try to pry away the bottom of the cover from the axle. They replaced it and the clunk went away but the cyclic rubbing noise is still there.