Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Differential Problems Black Fluid, Metal shavings
Well the title says it all pretty much, I brought my WJ to the dealer because I was hearing a Humming on deceleration and knew it had to be somewhere in drivetrain because all my other junk is new. Also had a vac leak, which they found and fixed for like 25 bucks! But anyways, they said the fluid is black, and metal shavings were found on magnet, and one of the axle seals is leaking. What do you think, replace the fluid (flush it also), and let it ride. OR rip apart the front end and try to rebuild it/replace seals. OR Replace the whole axle. I am not the most experienced with internals of the diffs, but could make it through, and I really want to go as cheap as possible (don't we all?)
What do you guys think?
OH the humming comes and goes as well, and really isn't all that noticeable.
2008 WK Limited 5.7L HEMI
Mods: | JK Moabs | 245/70-17 General Grabber AT2 | 1.25" Wheel Spacers
2008 KK 3.7L V6
Mods: | 225/65-16 General Grabber AT2 |