Smell Diff fluid after wheel Cylinder change
Hi All -
1990 modified YJ (auto trans)...
This weekend I noticed fluid on the inside rear (drivers side) tire. Checked the brake fluid and (sure enough) rear reservoir was very low. Long story but I ended up doing both rear wheel cylinders and brake lines. Along the way, I cut out the rear track bar since the bracket had rusted through and it was just flopping around. Yes... a long weekend.
Anyway, took it for a wonderful, long drive and it ran just great... I LOVE JEEPS!!!
When I got it home, I smelled that high content lithium smell of Differential fluid (actually, I smelled it before but thought it might be the brake fluid combined with brake dust, etc). So... I'm thinkin' rear axle seal or something like that. My question is... can I just ignore this until next spring? It's starting to get cold here (Massachusetts) and I don't really want to get under the beast when it's 20 degrees. I drive it only on weekends and, then, only to the dump, Home Depot, and the Beach (about 5 miles round trip).
Any advice would be great... thanks in advance.