JK-Adventure.com How To: Changing your Differential Fluid on your Jeep JK Dana 44 w/locker
In this JK-Adventure "How To", we show you how to change the differential fluid in your Jeep JK.
We take you through a step by step process of each part. We hope this helps you in maintaining your JK to the fullest.
Fix It Right! - Differential Service
Fix It Right! - Differential Service (S1E1)
Demonstrated on a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4WD.
In this video, we demonstrate how to perform an oft-forgotten but important maintenance procedure: servicing a vehicle's differentials. Most vehicle manufacturers suggest that this process be performed on regular intervals - usually 15,000 miles or one year, whichever comes first - and often after certain events such as towing. Both removable-cover and drain-and-fill differential styles are covered, and the instructions here also cover transfer cases on 4WD vehicles as these are generally serviced via drain-and-fill.
Be sure to check your vehicle's owner's manual for specifics for your vehicle, such as how often to perform this service and what fluids/oils to use.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the disclaimer text at the start of the video before attempting anything shown therein. Take your time, take care, and be safe!
About the "Fix It Right!" video series:
"Fix It Right!" is a series of how-to videos intended to give do-it-yourselfers basic instructions on proper vehicle repair and maintenance. All of our videos show real repairs being performed on real vehicles by real technicians in a real auto shop. (Repairs are filmed and shown with the permission of the vehicles' owners.) Although there may be more than one way to perform any particular repair (and in many cases there are lots of ways!) we try to focus on the methods that will be safest and most expedient for DIYers with limited access to tooling and equipment.
We will also occasionally be showing repair processes that are too complex or dangerous for DIY, or require specialized tooling, expertise, equipment, and/or certifications. Those episodes will highlight the importance of hiring a professional auto technician for tasks that are not DIY-friendly, and demonstrate why such tasks are best left to professionals.
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RCV Dana 30/44 JK Unit Bearing Axle Installation
This is a step by step installation video for the RCV Performance Ultimate Dana 30 & 44 JK Axles (unit bearing). This installation fits the following '07 and up applications: Wrangler & Unlimited (JK), and Wrangler Rubicon & Unlimited Rubicon (JK). More information, including a .pdf version of step by step instructions, can be found on our website at rcvperformance.com. For sales & other technical questions, you can call us at 815-877-7473.
For more product information:
Ultimate Dana 30 CV Axle Set for Jeep Wrangler & Unlimited JK ('07 and up):
Ultimate Dana 30 CV Axle Set for Jeep JK with ARB Diff. Upgrade ('07 and up):
Ultimate Dana 44 CV Axle Set for Jeep JK Rubicon ('07 and up):
Ultimate Dana 44 CV Axle Set for Jeep JK Rubicon -- 35 Spline ('07 and up):
Ultimate Dana 44 CV Axle Set for Dynatrac ProRock 44 with NON Tru-Loc Dif:
'07 Jeep JK - Suspension Lift [S2 Ep.12-1]
Ya know, people are always asking if it is possible to get their rig on GearZ? Well, today, Stacey does just that by borrowing an '07 Jeep JK from a family and jumpstarting their project with the sole purpose of taking it to the next level. However, the real challenge is to try and build something that the WHOLE family will like, and still be able to use on the street or off-road. If you've ever sat and stared at your project and tried to figure out what the heck to do next, or what is the best thing to spend your time and money on, this show is the one to see. And who knows? One day, you might see your vehicle on GearZ!
JK-Adventure.com New Products: HD Customs LLC HD Switchblade for the Jeep JK
We had the pleasure o meeting the guys over at HD Customs while in Moab for EJS 2010. Jarrett Havercamp gave us a demo of how their new "Switchblade" bumper operates. These guys have three versions all rear winch compatible, using a 2in solid spindle with1/4in Alum/Bronze internal bushings for the swing away, LED rear lights, open/close with the tailgate and very extreme departure angles. Check out the article here done by JK-Adventure and contact these guys for a great rear bumper for your JK! I have a feeling this bumper will become very popular!
Dana 35 Spartan Locker Installation.wmv
This video is a simplified installation of a Yukon Gear Spartan Locker in a 1998 Jeep Wrangler with a Dana 35 rear axle. Total install time was 2 hours. This is an excellent locker for both on and off-road applications. It is both easy to install and is also easy on the pocket book. This is an excellent product that will greatly increase the performance of your vehicle. Easy installation.
How To Do Jeep TJ Rear Differential Oil Change
Today we show you how to do a Jeep TJ rear differential oil change. Doing small things like this by yourself instead of paying a shop to do it, is what saves you money in the long run, to spend on more important things like upgrades for better wheeling.
Jeep JK Ball Joint Installation - Part 1 of 2 Removal
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Specialty tools used:
- Harbor Freight "Four Wheel Drive Ball Joint Service Kit"
- 2" long X 1.25" piece of pipe. (I'm sure that 1.5" diameter would work too)
- 1.5" - 1.75" OD washers (I used four thick ones)
- Small piece of 1/8" thick steel to use as a spacer. I used a thick washer.
- 21mm socket for caliper bolts
- 35mm socket for the axle nut
- 12 point 13mm closed end wrench
- Torque wrench
- might need a pickle fork
- A small box that's strong enough to support the weight of the brake disk and caliper (8" - 12" tall)
- All other required tools are fairly common.
Here's the order of events. (not very useful when taking it apart, but will most likely save some frustration when putting it back together)
1. Remove wheel and clean the working area. A pressure washer works great.
2. Remove the two 21mm caliper bolts and place the brake disk and caliper on the box
3. Remove the speed sensor
4. Remove 3 12 point 13mm bolts, axle nut, unit bearing and axle shaft
5. Remove ball joint cotter pins and castle nuts
6. With the 2" piece of pipe and washers, press out the upper ball joint
7. Press out the upper ball joint
8. Press out the lower ball joint
I could have save a lot of time, by printing out the following and keeping it next to me during the install
Installation: (this assumes that you will torque all fasteners to spec and use thread locker when required)
1. Press in the lower ball joint
2. Install zerk fitting if applicable
3. Using the 1/8" spacer, press in the upper ball joint
4. Install Zerk fitting if applicable
5. Install the grease boots (do not grease yet)
6. Using the lower ball joint castle nut, place the knuckle in position
7. Place the speed sensor wire holder, in place on the upper ball joint and install the upper castle nut
8. Torque the castle nuts to spec and install cotter pins
9. Grease the ball joints if applicable
10. Install axle
11. Run the speed sensor wire through and install the dust cover, unit bearing and axle nut
12. Install the speed sensor
13. Install the brake disk and caliper...
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2008 JEEP JK Brake Lock Differential(BLD)
2008 Jeep JK. 3.73 Automatic Stock running gear. This video is showing the BLD stop the front tires from spinning and pulls the jeep up the hill. Filmed on wet grass with street tires. Installing BB and 33's this weekend! Next after that will be rock sliders and aussie locker in the D30.