Hey everybody. I drive a 98 TJ. 4 cylinder, automatic tranny.
Yesterday and last night I was driving around fine, until I got close to home. I noticed a bad smell for a bit but thought nothing of it. Then I saw smoke. I immediately pulled over and saw nothing wrong. Couldn't see anything really, it was night time. So I got home fine and looked underneath with a flashlight. Fluid everywhere. Dripping too.
So today I drove it into the back yard and went to wash it off. It wouldn't come off unless I scrubbed with a microfiber. A garden hose did nothing. I went to drive back to the front yard, and nothing. I backed up a bit, then pretty much stopped. It won't move unless I press on the gas hard.
I had my brother press the gas lightly while I looked underneath, and I saw liquid gushing from the differential. There's also a white rubber piece on one side sticking out.
The fluid is dark brown, and it doesn't really smell like anything. Any ideas what this is? How do I fix it? Thank you.