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Hot Differential

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Landmark1, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    I have a 2009 F350 and was plowing the last two days with it for the first time and noticed the front differential getting hot and smells like oil. I did not see any leaks, and I am plowing in 4hi. I use to own 2000 ford f350 diesel and never notice it on that truck. Any ideas? Thanks.
  2. I would open it up and check it out. Check all the seals the fluid check for deposits and consistency
  3. woodchuck2

    woodchuck2 Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    X2, check the fluid if it has any in it.
  4. Landmark1

    Landmark1 Member
    Messages: 58

    Popped the plug checked fluid, looked clear, no leaks, topped it off, didn't have to add much before it started flowing out, closed it back up. I have no idea. Hopefully if something goes the warrenty will cover it. It doesn't make any noises or act funny.:confused:
  5. Maybe just a freak thing
  6. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Was it greasy out, or pretty good grip?
  7. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    If it truly is hot then the ring & pinion was set far too tight during the manufacturing build. Have seen a couple '08-'09 Super's with this issue so far.