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Old 08-19-2014, 01:29 PM   #1
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What is this leaking???

This is my back driver side wheel and it's leaking some kind of oil. Any idea what it might be. This is a '82 CJ5
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #2
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Did you check the wheel cylinder? It's either brake fluid or gear oil, I'm thinking brake fluid. Pull the drum and have a look.

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Old 08-19-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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Yeah that looks like brake fluid to me. My dually just did that and I wouldn't have known right away but I put it on the lift to do my exhaust and saw the fluid.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:43 AM   #4
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Thanks guys. I'm taking the wheel hub off today and will keep ya posted on what I find.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:37 AM   #5
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Sounds good. Good luck!
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:37 AM   #6
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Judging by the paint, that's brake fluid.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #7
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It sure does look like brake fluid.
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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I just got back in town and going to take the wheel off tomorrow. I will keep y'all posted.
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Old 08-31-2014, 08:15 AM   #9
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Just take the cap off of the master cylinder, if it is brake fluid, the smaller of the 2 reservoirs will be low. If it isn't low, then that wetness is gear oil from a bad axle seal.

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