Leaking Front Diff
Need help guys. Have never had to deal with my diffs before, but today, after a full day of heavy wheeling, I noticed a ticking sound when we got back to paved road. It was a steady, rhythmic ticking sound that seemed to be directly related to the rotation of the wheels. Sounded like a twig stuck in the wheel or something, but when we stopped, I saw that the back end of the front diff was soaked in fluid, coming out of where the front driveshaft enters the diff. I put some more fluid in it, though it was already pretty full, and made it home fine. But now I gotta figure our how to fix this leak. What do I do guys? And would the tick be related??
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Related, maybe, and maybe not. You will have to located and diagnose the ticking. One might supposed that some diff fluid pushed out the vent tube or past a seal. Keep an eye on the area, and on the fluid level in the diff. If the leak continues long term, you may need a fresh pinion seal.
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