JK D30 Ausie Locker Install
Just finished installing an Aussie locker in my D30. I have not seen any JK specific installs out there so I thought I would do a quick write up to hopefully save others a couple of headaches I ran into. Thank you A Plumber for letting me use your garage and K-bear for all your help! I owe you guys one!
Sorry I didn't get more pics, I kept forgetting throughout the install.
I used a write up from 4x4xplor.com (for a TJ) as well as the Aussie supplied instructions:
Aussie Locker (XD-13027):
Riddler Diff Cover:
Dana 30 Lube LOcker (LLR-D030):
- 2 quarts 75w-90 Synthetic gear oil (85w-140 if towing)
- Funnel or pump
- Brake cleaner
- Oil drain pan
- Tub of grease
- Feeler gauge
- Small screw driver
- Socket wrench and the following sockets: 1/2, 5/8, 11/16, 21mm and a 12 point 13mm
- Narrow Crow Bar
- 2.5 lb club hammer
- Torque Wrench
- Breaker Bar
- 3/16 "long" punch
- A good Bench vise (found this out too late!)
- Gasket Scraper
- Jack stands
- Wheel Chocks
- Lug Nut wrench (or 19mm socket)
- Zip ties
- PB blaster
- Metal file
- 3/8 Allen Wrench (for Riddler diff cover supplied fill plug)
- a friend and a couple of Beers!
- Engage parking Brake, Chock rear tires, Break free lug nuts on front tires (do not remove, just loosen them). Jack up front axel and place Jack stands under front axel and remove jack. Remove both the front tires.
- Place your Oil drain pan under differential. Using a 3/8 socket wrench, Remove fill plug. Next, remove Differential drain plug from the bottom of the differential.
- Using a 1/2 socket, remove all the diff cover bolts except the top most bolt. Loosen this bolt but leave it in so your diff cover doesn't go flying when you crack it loose. Otherwise, No matter where in the garage you put the Oil drain pan, the cover will fall in it spilling gear oil everywhere.
- Use a chisel and hammer to crack open the cover. Lightly tap the chisel in between the cover and diff housing until it opens up. YOu may need to lightly tap in a couple of places rather then just driving it in one spot. Take special care not to gouge the housing. Once the cover breaks open, remove the top bolt and fully remove cover. Spray inside with some brake cleaner to remove the rest of the oil. Take a moment to inspect the housing for any unusual wear or excessive metal shavings.
- NOTE TO SELF, STOP HITTING HEAD ON SHACKLE!!