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Unread 10-28-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Is my axle dying?

Hi guys don't know anything about my rest diff in my rubicon. It seems to be leaking oil very slowly.


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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #2
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First, not advanced. Second, is there any oil leaking on the other side of the diff and up by the pinion? Either pinion seal or just cover seal. Both readily fixable.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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I'm not very familiar with this forum. Where should I have posted it? Sorry about that.

I'll have to look later. I'm not home right now. I'm glad I noticed it while I was bedlining the tub yesterday.
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You posted correctly. Leaking diff seal, remove/replace or have someone do it for you. As noted, might want to check pinion seal too (where the Drive shaft connects to the front of the diff).
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Hi guys don't know anything about my rest diff in my rubicon. It seems to be leaking oil very slowly.

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Check to make sure the bolts at the bottom of the diff cover are tight. Otherwise you just need to real seal it ... I'm a huge fan of using LubeLockers instead of RTV.
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Unread 10-28-2013, 08:34 PM   #6
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You posted correctly. Leaking diff seal, remove/replace or have someone do it for you. As noted, might want to check pinion seal too (where the Drive shaft connects to the front of the diff).
How much would a new seal cost, what do I buy for the Dana 44? And how easy would it be to do myself? Would I have to replace any oil? I really have no mechanical experience. But want to learn the ways

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How much would a new seal cost, what do I buy for the Dana 44? And how easy would it be to do myself? Would I have to replace any oil? I really have no mechanical experience. But want to learn the ways

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Not too tough. Buy some Right Stuff gasket maker or another gasket (stock or something like a Lube Locker).

http://www.permatex.com/products/our...he-right-stuff

Get the right gear oil.
Get a catch pan remove/inspect/use the Right Stuff and reinstall.
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