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quick question... 7.5 Fill cap

on the very top of the pumpkin, right infront of a black electrical connector? just want to double check before i drain it...
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there's a electrical connenctor?? lol.

It'll jump at you...should take a 3/8 or 1/2 rachet. You'll notice it. Should be on the front side of the diff....the it'll screw in horizontally. Should not be on the very top.....because if it is, the pumpkin will be completely full of fluid. It's located about mid way up the diff. not at the very top.
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I don't think so. That's the VSS.

Look on the diff. for a SQUARE drive (3/8") plug, about 1/2 way up.

Pull the cover off to drain it. Clean it out.

Reinstall cover with a bead of RTV.

Fill it from the removed square drive hole till it runs out of that hole, with the truck level.

Reinstall square drive plug. Clean it all up for a leak check in a day or so.


I've heard SOME of the 8.8's needed a bit more lube, so Ford had them top it off a bit higher using the VSS hole. You'll be WAY too full if you fill it there, unless you are MEASURING (5 pints), then it'd be ok.
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the square plug takes a 3/8" ratchet without a socket on it.....
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the square plug takes a 3/8" ratchet without a socket on it.....
but possibly a extention would help...i believe that's what i did.
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I don't think so. That's the VSS.
OHHHHHH........


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on the very top of the pumpkin, right infront of a black electrical connector? just want to double check before i drain it...
Yer thinking transmission??
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ok thanks guys, that could have been bad ha
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well that ***** is on there good and started to strip so right now im waiting for a tow to my friends shop to get that thing taken out... its good to know that the rear fluid has never been change ha, or not
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stripping?? The square rachet hole is strepping??? or the actually plug is stripping?? if its the plug, thats really odd for that to strip out.
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