Are differential covers worth it?

Are differential covers worth it?

Benefits. Strength: Having a stronger differential cover can provide extra safety for pickup owners with high-horsepower engines or for those who head off-road. Many aftermarket covers are thicker than factory covers, sporting additional cross bracing for improved strength and cooling.

What rear differential is in a Jeep Liberty?

The Chrysler 8.25″, also known as the Corporate 8.25″, is the 29 spline steel rear axle found in most Jeep Liberties.

What does a differential cover do?

In addition to providing access for changing gear lube, differential covers help dissipate heat that can damage differentials, and they protect gears from contaminants like dirt and water, as well as rocks and other large obstacles encountered when off-roading.

Does a Jeep Liberty have a front differential?

CRD Libertys have a different front cradle that lowers and leftward shifts the differential to provide more clearance for the diesel engine. The lowering results in better half-shaft constant velocity joint angles but too little clearance for a differential collar.

Are front and rear differential covers the same?

They are not the same on any vehicle. Every rear axle is different then the front. They are all shaped differently and are based on the size of the ring gear.

What is a differential guard?

You pride yourself on the performance of your off-road vehicle. Protecting your differential helps keep your ride at peak performance, preventing you from being sidelined due to damage.

What gear ratio does a Jeep Liberty have?

Stock Gear Ratio Table

2.4L (2002–2004) 3.7L (2005–2006)
Automatic 4.10 3.73
Manual 4.10 3.55

How do I know what rear axle I have in my Jeep?

The first thing to do is to identify the axle by cleaning the fill plug on the back cover. Look at the inscription of the plug to find out the style of the rear end. In this example, Rich has a “Dana” style rear end.

What oil goes in front differential?

There are two types of differential fluid. One is mineral oil, which is a natural, crude oil-based fluid. The other is synthetic differential fluid, which is created in a lab.

How do I change my differential cover?

Replacing Your Differential Cover

  1. Step 1: Gather Tools and Supplies.
  2. Step 2: Drain Differential and Remove Old Bolts.
  3. Step 3: Clean Housing.
  4. Step 4: Scrape Old Gasket Material.
  5. Step 5: Install New Cover.
  6. Step 6: Fill With New Fluid.

How warm should a differential get?

135-140 degs f is all the human skin can touch for more then 1-2 seconds. That temp is just fine for the diff.