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post #1 of 5 Old 06-29-2003, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Axle oil leak

I own an 81 CJ-7. Last year, it was leaking oil from the rear axle on the driver side. (The brake drum was covered in oil etc.) I had the oil seals and bearings replaced last summer, but now its leaking again. I recently parked on a slight uphill grade where the driver-side wheel was lower than the other, and nearly all the oil poured out onto the ground. Whats my problem now, if the seals and bearings are new?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-30-2003, 09:31 AM
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Your axle tubes may be bent, that supposedly causes the new seals to leak soon after changing everything. I haven't had this happen to my rig, but thats what everyone told me when I fixed my leaking axle a year ago... so far, no leaks.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-30-2003, 11:41 AM
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make sure the vent tube on the axle is not clogged. If it is clogged, pressure builds up in the axle and blows the oil out through the seals.

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post #4 of 5 Old 06-30-2003, 11:46 AM
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if the vent tube is clogged and forcing the gear fluid past the axle seals, will unclogging the vent tube fix the leaking? my axle leaks a bunch of fluid every once in a blue moon, but when it leaks... it leaks a lot, other times it doesn't leak at all.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-01-2003, 03:08 PM
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It could be an intermitant clog? Just make sure the axle vent is clear. When I checked mine I took it off and blew compressed air through it. Surprisingly alot of stuff came out, how it got there I don't know? It helped my repetitive leak. lol

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