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2006 Jeep Commander 4.7. Was getting ready to change out the differential fluids for the first time, and noticed these Red EZE Plugs on the front side of the REAR transfer case. Anyone know what these are?
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2006 Jeep Commander 4.7. Was getting ready to change out the differential fluids for the first time, and noticed these Red EZE Plugs on the front side of the REAR transfer case. Anyone know what these are? View attachment 44309
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Those little red plugs may be there to help you drain the differential fluid a little easier; Just a guess on my part.

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Those little red plugs may be there to help you drain the differential fluid a little easier; Just a guess on my part.

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Thanks. That is my guess as well. They seem to be seeping fluid, so I am considering changing them out for metal plugs.
 

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The position of them looks like mounting bolt threaded holes - possibly for a different car like a dodge or something.
 

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Those little red plugs may be there to help you drain the differential fluid a little easier; Just a guess on my part.

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How about for a rear diff skid plate?
Well, I am going to pull them tomorrow and see what's up. I can't find a schematic or picture of bolts/caps for these, so I'll cross that bridge once I get these out. I'll post what I find.
 

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@Daggy I did the same, they do not show up on the parts list for a dana 44 or any of the mopar diagrams, let us know what you find
 

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@Daggy I did the same, they do not show up on the parts list for a dana 44 or any of the mopar diagrams, let us know what you find
Got the EZE Plugs pulled, and no fluid dropped (rear diff fluid is full). Best I can tell, is they were put there to keep water out to prevent corrosion. As suggested, the holes look like they may have been mounting holes of some sort. As it stands, it's a mystery to me. I am going to put them back in and keep an eye on things.

Still trying to determine where the seeping may be coming from. My guess is the rear pinion seal may be bad. Very slow seep if so. Going to clean everything up and see if I can trace it in a few days/weeks.

Here are some pictures of the EZE Plugs as well as the holes they came out of. Lots of corrosion, but this Commander is still going strong.
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Got the EZE Plugs pulled, and no fluid dropped (rear diff fluid is full). Best I can tell, is they were put there to keep water out to prevent corrosion. As suggested, the holes look like they may have been mounting holes of some sort.

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That makes perfect sense to me;

Thanks for sharing the pics.
 
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