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Totally unrelated questions... and i hate asking for help...but here goes...#1. Had lots of rain last night/ didnt drive jeep but sat thru a good 3/4" soaking. Ffwd to this am. Immed after starting/ at idle, I heard "clicking" noise coming from drive side around manifold area (or cadconvert... that thing has 4 wires that run into it and the rubber shield was off...BTW that thing gets MAD hot. Noise definitely was not from batt on opposite side of eng. Also have not heard since this am when it lasted about 3 or 4 mins. HELP/ ADVICE??

#2 After installing a Solid front diff cover (Rubicon/ D44) it has been spewing out fluid...especially when on hwy. Everytime i wipe down the breather, cont arms, etc...to clean up the mess...its right back after driving again. I think it may have to do w/ the reverse rotation of the gears or something like that, but dont know if thats correct or solution to fix it. I periodically check the level and of course its now down a ways from the fill hole but i hate filling just to have it come back out. Cant imagine they all do this? (using 80/90wt f&r) HELP/ SOLUTION??
 

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no idea on your #1.

#2 - you can't fill the diff all the way to the fill hole when using aftermarket covers. they increase the volume it takes to reach the fill hole. if you do that, you will overflow through the breathers.
i would add the stock amount, then slowly fill it until you can feel the fluid with your pinkie finger stuck in the fill hole.
 

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THANK YOU. I shouldve mentioned that i DID over fill the Solid cover (to just under level of fill hole), but i also drained quite a bit of it and just cheched w. index finger and cant feel fluid at all...S**T, Damn my stubby digits. If it dumps much more, i may just pull that cover and fill again to stock spec... and add from there, as suggested. Your advice is much appreciated.
 

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#1 are you talking about your ABS module? has hard lines coming out of it?
If so, I think most ABS/ESP systems 'pre pressurize' the brake system so they always have some pressure to modulate with, could have been just re pressurizing the brake control system maybe?
shot in the dark but maybe

as to #2
yeah, Solid diff covers + fill to the hole = lots of stinky diff lube everywhere
I let mine pee it out until it quit, messy and smelly but that way I figured I had the max quantity in there.
 

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I've found that much over 4 pts in the front diff will cause venting. Filling it to the fill plug of an aftermarket cover is likely about 7-8 pints, depending on the angle of the diff and the cover. Factory spec is 2.7 pts on a 44. I'd drain it and fill it with about 3.5 pts and see how it does.
 

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#1 That could be it..but it definately sounded like two wires touching OR a + hot wire contacting moisture. It wasnt a constant current ( like an electric fence sounds) but more "erratic" or intermittent....hmmmm, still curious...but probably not ness to bother asking about more, until i hear it again, and can nail down a little better...the source.
 

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att pic is where click was coming from...
 

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Pic was taken on left (drive side) looking towards exhaust manif. Wheel well liner has been removed...
 

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Could water have gottten down into the sensor...via the 4 wires and caused the "clicking/ short" or is that not likely?
 

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shouldn't be anything to make noise in there unless it was ticking from heat expansion/contraction maybe ? it is in the exhaust manifold so its gonna be one of the first things to heat up
 
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