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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:51 PM   #1
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Differential leak



Closer look....




Could this be the axle seal..or something more ominous....

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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:55 PM   #2
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could be the diff cover, could be the pinion seal

Can you get a pic of the underside of the diff?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 07:56 PM   #3
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Looks like the diff cover or one of those bolts holding that blue bracket on. I would remove the cover, clean both surfaces, reinstall with good silicone around the cover and bolts and refill it.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:20 PM   #4
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Look for oil running back from the pinion before you waste your time playing with the cover. If you do pull the cover DO NOT USE A GASKET!!! I personally would use a product called "the right stuff" (any auto parts store should have this it is a permatex product) or any rtv sealent will do.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:21 PM   #5
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Here is a couple..I couldn't get a focal with my camera so had to use my cell...

Not that great unfortunately



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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #6
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Look for oil running back from the pinion before you waste your time playing with the cover. If you do pull the cover DO NOT USE A GASKET!!! I personally would use a product called "the right stuff" (any auto parts store should have this it is a permatex product) or any rtv sealent will do.

I'm a jeep noob. I've ordered a Haynes manual, but in the meantime, ...er...where would one look, if one were to look for oil running back from the pinion....you know, just for those guys that don't know....hehe...
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Looks like the diff cover is just leaking, pull cover, clean, re-seal, re-install cover, fill...be happy
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #8
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first off, you need to settle down a bit. It just looks like you peeled back the cover a bit. By the looks of your gear oil it might be time for a change too. Do a search for how to change your gear oil. Get some RTV and do it up right. You should be able to do this for under 20 dollars.

second, if you think the oil is leaking from the pinion then you can replace the pinion seal. It's not difficult, you will need a breaker bar, or an impact to get the pinion nut off as it should be torqued to 170 ft. lbs.

Search feature is great. I also recommend how to sites like:
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best of luck to you in your inquiries.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:53 PM   #9
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get a lube locker.


clean the the gasket material and crap off, put the lube locker one, tighten up and your done. next time you need to change fluid, pop cover drain, then reinstall.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 09:02 PM   #10
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first off, you need to settle down a bit.
Thanks for the advice...but seriously..

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