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Rear Dif Cover Removal

Discussion in 'Driveline' started by Chad Hefner, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Chad Hefner

    Chad Hefner New Member

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    I have a slight leak in the rear dif, with winter coming up I want to reseal the cover. How big of a pain is it to remove the cover? Do I need to drop the rearend to do it? Any tips would be appreciated. This is my first Cobra but have had 3 foxbody's previously.
     
  2. hotcobra03

    hotcobra03 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    It can be done in car.

    But it’s best to drop the center section

    When I do mine I only pull 1 side apart and slide rear off axle.

    The parking brake cable is the hardest part to me.

    That spring is tricky
    I use channel locks to twist it

    Let cover dry overnight

    I add fluid after center is up going thru axle hole before installing axle

    You can fill before but center has to stay level not to drip out

    Overall it’s fairly easy job.

    Do the fuel filter at this time. It’s open
     
  3. Chad Hefner

    Chad Hefner New Member

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    Thnak you!
     
  4. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Established Member

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    it can be done in the car, easiest thing to do it to remove the tailpipes
     
  5. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    If you use a pair of dull side cutters you don't need to remove the parking brake spring.
     
  6. Chad Hefner

    Chad Hefner New Member

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    Awesome, thanks for the info, whenever I get around to doing it, i'll let you know how it went.
     

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