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Unread 11-09-2003, 11:35 PM   #1
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Differential leak!

so i crawled under the jeep today to find a nice little leak out of the front differential... it seems to be coming straight out of the gasket. it's really not a very substancial leak yet, but i don't want it to get that way... how can i fix this problem? i was thinking if i drain the diff. and take it apart and just replace the gasket, but i don't want to mess anything up. hopefully you all can point me in the right direction! thanks in advance!

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Unread 11-09-2003, 11:52 PM   #2
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Are the bolts tight? Were you off road and peel the edge of the cover back some? Removing the cover and installing a new gasket or just a bead of RTV is pretty straight foward and you won't mess anything up-check out Stu's site here for procedure to change fluid. Stu-offroad
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Unread 11-10-2003, 07:14 AM   #3
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so i crawled under the jeep today to find a nice little leak out of the front differential... it seems to be coming straight out of the gasket. it's really not a very substancial leak yet, but i don't want it to get that way... how can i fix this problem? i was thinking if i drain the diff. and take it apart and just replace the gasket, but i don't want to mess anything up. hopefully you all can point me in the right direction! thanks in advance!
I have the same issue. Mine is the handy work of a dealership from a repair . Just not sure if I want to go thru the hassle of dealing with the dealership. I may just take care of it my self like TJSilverSport02 stated.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 07:15 AM   #4
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By the way I had no leaks on the dif prior to dealership service.
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Unread 11-10-2003, 07:53 AM   #5
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As mentioned, replacing the gasket on the diff cover is pretty straightforward and easy. I have done this on mine in the past with no problem. I get to do the pinion seal in the near future. Judging from the FSM, that looks like a LOT more fun...
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