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Why is my front dif so hot while towing? I hav transsfer in neutral and shifter in ger. Thanks

Discussion in 'Wrangler TJ (1996-2006)' started by On-TAP, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Oct 15, 2016 at 1:17 PM
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    On-TAP

    On-TAP [OP] New Member

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    Why is my front differential so hot while towing? Almost too hot to touch, Fluid is full
    Thanks
     
  2. Oct 15, 2016 at 4:18 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Welcome! Any idea what the temp of it is? Do you have an Infrared thermometer?
     
  3. Oct 15, 2016 at 9:29 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    With your Tcase in neutral when towing I believe your differential still turns.. Does it get as hot if you were to drive it?
     
  4. Oct 20, 2016 at 7:29 AM
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    yep, OFF is right, your diff's still turn when in neutral. I pull mine some times as well but never thought about getting under neath and checking temp on Diff. was there something that happened that made you check the Diff?
     
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