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Old 09-17-2008, 04:38 PM   #1
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Leaking rear

My buddy and I replaced my shocks and struts yesterday, and when I went out to the driveway this afternoon I saw a puddle sitting under my rear. I stuck my finger in it to see what it was and yup, gear oil. I guess my buddy wasn't paying close attention when he slid the jack under the diff to lift the car and it looks like he bent the cover back a little. Anyone have any idea how much the covers and gaskets run, and how much of a pain it is to replace it? Its an 01 GT with the T-45. Thanks,


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Old 09-17-2008, 04:44 PM   #2
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Re: Leaking rear

It's not a pain to replace it, it just smells like crap. As far as prices go, you can grab one from a junkyard on any Mustang that has a 8.8 rear end (79-09) and you can get a gasket from autozone or similar auto parts store.

You can also go aftermarket: LPW Differential Cover Girdle - All 8.8 - '79-'09 Ford Mustang


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Re: Leaking rear

generally there is no gasket, you take the cover off and let it drain then scrap the surface clean and apply RTV then stick the cover back on. I personally would rather use a gasket but... not sure where you can get a good one. The KEY is prep so it doesnt leak.
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I bought a gasket from Advance Auto for mine it was like $5. Took about 40 mins to change including prep work and about 5 mins to fill.
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Re: Leaking rear

yea i did rear end work to mine not too long ago, like it was said earlier it does smell bad and will stick on ur hands for a while.wear gloves, they are your best friend lol.

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