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Old 03-29-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Finally Took my new baby wheelin for first time. Got a question too.

Finally got to take her off road last night. Found a nice little trail full of mud. (A rare find inf DFW area) After I got done Istarted headin back home and was shaking bad, thought i somehow got the death wobble. Pulled over and turns out it was the 10 lbs of mud caked onto each rim that was makin it shake. Rookie mistake I suppose. But anyways my question is, after i got home and let her sit for a little while i noticed she was slowly leaking a little bit of trans fluid where it connects to the rear driveshaft. Wondering, is this maybe from all the rattling and shaking on the trails or did i bust a seal or somethin in there, not having any problems with shifting or gears grinding or any funny noises so dont know what to make of it. Thanks, and heres some pics of the aftermath. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:47 AM   #2
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Is this dfw in Texas?

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Sounds like you popped a seal. Be careful with car washes I have been banned from the only one in town. A lawn sprinkler under the Jeep for a few hours works great. Remember Mud can be fun but I find it expensive due to all the extra maintenance. Seals, Fluids, just easy to screw up the Jeep in. But dang anything is more fun in a Jeep.
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Is this dfw in Texas?
Yep its DFW texas, you around here?
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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Sounds like you popped a seal. Be careful with car washes I have been banned from the only one in town. A lawn sprinkler under the Jeep for a few hours works great. Remember Mud can be fun but I find it expensive due to all the extra maintenance. Seals, Fluids, just easy to screw up the Jeep in. But dang anything is more fun in a Jeep.
Any tips on changing it... my pops is a pretty handy guy and probably knows how, doesnt soudn too difficult but just wanting to get a little info before i tackle it
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You can check here:Site Index the guy has a lot of useful stuff.
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Awesome sight, figured out how to get my sterring whel back in line with my tires, thanks for that, but i didnt find anything about the seal. Anyone else have any clue how much it might cost to fix to how to go about it... I'm gonna search the forum and see if i can find anything
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Found my solution http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/tran...elp-10169.html looks like this is a pretty common problem, will be fixing this weekend.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:59 PM   #9
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Sounds like the tail shaft seal is leaking on the t case. Almost all 231s seam to do that when the get older. Mine does it on both my xj and yj
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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Sounds like the tail shaft seal is leaking on the t case. Almost all 231s seam to do that when the get older. Mine does it on both my xj and yj
Have you ever replaced the seal? I want to because its leaking slow but its a little too much for comfort and before i tok it off road it wasnt leaking at all
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Yep its DFW texas, you around here?
Yes sir I am. I'm in Dallas rite in the edge of down town. Like the uptown area. If your ever in the area and see a stock white yj with black top running around its probably me. I haven't seen another one around like it yet.
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Alright, Update. After figuring out it was the transfer case seal leaking I went and bought a new one, had to go two different places to find it, dropped the drive shaft and tried to pull the seal out but it wouldnt come... had to take the transfer case housing off and beat the seal out of it. Got the new one in and leak is gone. thanks for everyones help. Have a good one.
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Yah those seals are hard to get out sometimes
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Tell me about it, I cut the F**K out of my haand too tryin to pull it out and slipping and bashing my knuckles into the differential
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good job and thanks for posting. I am in DFW to. north side of fort worth near cabelas.
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Tell me about it, I cut the F**K out of my haand too tryin to pull it out and slipping and bashing my knuckles into the differential
Hey you ain't workin on a jeep if ain't got a few busted knuckles
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After I got done Istarted headin back home and was shaking bad, thought i somehow got the death wobble. Pulled over and turns out it was the 10 lbs of mud caked onto each rim that was makin it shake.
Yep, you got mud in yer tires.



Made that mistake myself once. Was convinced I damaged something.
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"how do you get mud IN the tires? I ain't never heard of that, you ever heard of that?" "no, the mud is not IN your tires, it's a figure of speech" LOL man I love this movie. I did my first wheelin in the DFW area with my Dad, then he drove to Denver and sold me the YJ. You prob got mud in the slip yoke and dmg the seal. If you dont dmg something offroading you're not trying.
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Old 03-31-2012, 12:39 PM   #19
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im in fort worth....where did you find mud??? i know we got almost a flood but seemed like the earth soaked all that up in a day and back to dry. i got brand new mudstar tires im dying to try out!!!!
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That's what i'm wanting to know!
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That's what i'm wanting to know!
Hey just PM me , I know a few spots and anyone from around DFW i'll let you know what i've found so far.

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