I believe my rig has a pinion seal leak. But let me start at the begining. Yesterday morning I was driving through a parking lot and the TJ felt like it was going to stall out. I have a 50m roundtrip commute to work daily and theres never been this issue. Has she been kind of slow w/ no pickup? Yes, but really who can speed in a jeep...Does the heat suck? Yeah (i need to flush her out but thanks to Hurricane Sandy 80% of my tools etc are stored away while I renovate my house.
Anyway, I got home and parked her and started to do some simple mods. I crawled underneath to take off my step and noticed fluid leaking from the pinion down to the rear diff. Its not dripping, but its enough to coat your finger tips. I should have taken a pic, but IDK how to post them on here anyway
Sunday, Im going to clean it all up and see exactly where its coming from. How long can I drive on it before I have to get it fixed? Can that and the 'almost stalling' have corilation? Im going to take it and have it looked at early in the week.
Any input is welcome. Throw questions/comments at me.