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Unread 04-25-2013, 12:39 AM   #1
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Wj Oil or other fluid leak? (Images)

Hey everyone, just noticed a small area on the garage floor where my WJ has been slowly dripping fluid while parked. I'm not sure exactly but to me it appears to be OIL, as its darker, and not bright red. I've checked my oil level and transmission level and both are fine, not noticeably low.

All the fluids in my WJ are new or newer, within the last 2000 miles. At least the transmission fluid, transmission filter, both differentials, and the transfer case, as well as engine oil which was most recently changed less than 1000 miles ago.

I guess why I'm posting comes down to, does this need to be repaired? What is the actual problem, and how much would it cost to have this repaired roughly if it's really needed?

Here are some images upon further inspection. I noticed a drop forming at the location in the image, ready to drop; so definitely a SLOW leak, but leaving spots over time.

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Unread 04-25-2013, 07:03 AM   #2
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Also check your oil filter to see if it has drips coming off of it, as well as check your front pinion seal if you have 4wd. It seems your parking the same everytime, park your car and look straight above where the drip is.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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You might have double ringed your oil filter. That can cause a slow leak
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Oil pressure switch and/or connector leak. Pressure wash at a car wash, then check it a couple of times after it has set during the evening. That how I found mine.
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That is your rear main seal. Fairly easy to replace on the 4.0 as its a two piece seal so need to drop the tranny. But, its slow enough right now that I wouldn't worry about it.
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yeah, his pic. is of the rear main is wet, but I don't see it dripping yet. I have "wet" areas all around my oil pan, but none actually dripping...

unless maybe he wiped it off before taking the pic, or it's blowing back a little before dripping down.
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yeah, his pic. is of the rear main is wet, but I don't see it dripping yet. I have "wet" areas all around my oil pan, but none actually dripping...

unless maybe he wiped it off before taking the pic, or it's blowing back a little before dripping down.
Yeah I wiped off where I actually saw a drip forming with a white paper towel to get an idea of what color the fluid was. It must be that rear main seal that you are taking about.

I'll be sure to keep an eye on it for any more leakage, if it starts to really leak I will have it taken care of. I'm glad to hear the transmission doesn't have to be dropped. Should keep the cost down for a shop to do the repair!
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He said tranny must be dropped. My oil spots are same and no low oil levels. I'm sitting on it for now.
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That is your rear main seal. Fairly easy to replace on the 4.0 as its a two piece seal so NO need to drop the tranny. But, its slow enough right now that I wouldn't worry about it.
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He said tranny must be dropped. My oil spots are same and no low oil levels. I'm sitting on it for now.
Think he just forgot the word "no" my friends... rear main is forward of the transmission and is 2 pieces on the 4.0
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