1997 Ford Thunderbird replacing differential lube

Tiny
IVGOTIT
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  • 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
The user manual for my 97 Tbird calls for replacement of differential lube at 100k. I have the car up on jacks and can find no drain plug on the differential - only a fill plug. My questionis How do I drain the old lube? Thanks, Kent
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Friday, October 23rd, 2009 AT 4:16 PM

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Tiny
RYANBLIZZ
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I am sure it is not correct, but I always have removed the housing cover and replaced the gasket (about $10 at O'Reilly's).

I like doing this because I can inspect the teeth and look for any metal shavings.

The only other way I can think to do it is by siphoning with a tube through the filler hole.

Good luck!
Ryan
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Monday, October 26th, 2009 AT 8:08 PM

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