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Old 10-02-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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oil? dripping on front tire

Hi all, new to jeeps as of Saturday. All very positive except what looks to be oil dripping from axle/steering on inside of passenger front tire. Ring any bells?

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #2
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sounds like axle seal.

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Thanks for the looks,

Is this a DIY fix? is this differential fluid, possibly due to overfill?

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Old 10-02-2009, 08:14 PM   #5
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remove fill plug and see if fluid pours out. It should not pour out. It should be just below the fill opening on the inside.Weeping out Very slowly is ok I would imagine. If it does weep out or pour, Just wait till it stops.(great time for Heineken) while you wait for it to stop. Don't over tighten plug when you put it back in.
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Wow, never imagined I would get great info this fast!!!

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is it oil (diff oil smells disgusting) or grease?


oil should come through the axle because of a broken axle seal. itīs on the inner side of the axle. you have to remove the whole diff to install new ones.
grease could come from overfilled greasable upper nuckle joints.
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:55 PM   #8
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it seems to be oil, not grease. Does in fact drip.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:25 PM   #9
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It might be the seal. Can you take a pic or two and post them?
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:28 PM   #10
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I wiped the oil from just under the seal, also I could turn what I think is the seal easily. Will see if I can get a picture if the leak duplicates tomorrow.

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Thanks for the looks, Is this a DIY fix?
Anything on a Jeep is a DIY fix! you can even fix things that aren't broken

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