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Old 05-24-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Oil leaking from rear end

Noticed the other day that I have a small leak and was wondering if I just needed to replace the plug or if this is a larger problem that I need to address

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:05 AM   #2
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Yes that is seeping from the fill plug. It's just a pushed in rubber plug. Get a replacement. (when's the last time the differential fluid was changed? maybe time to do anyway.)

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Old 05-24-2013, 08:21 AM   #3
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couldn't tell you when the last time the fluid was changed. Just bought the jeep last year. Will probably do that this weekend. If I remember correctly I drain the fluid by removing the dif cover and then clean the gasket surface install a new gasket and then fill the rear end with fluid until i can feel it through the hole, is this correct?
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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Remove cover/clean/fill. Note, there is no gasket. Factory and most use RTV. Scrape old off and reapply. There are gaskest available. A reusable on is I believe called "lube locker" Don't forget to do the front diff also
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