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Old 04-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Rear Diff Cover leaking

So my rear diff cover is dripping oil. It appears to have a rock strike on it that broke the seal. Slow drip. Will the dealer repair under warranty or charge me for it?

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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I'd say depends on dealer, or just go buy a better replacement one.

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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Mines leaking too. Gonna replace both covers, oil and seals. Maybe with Teraflex covers.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:43 PM   #4
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Ya. Just talked to the dealer they said rock damage to the diff cover wouldn't be covered. What's a good choice to replace the covers with. I was gonna replace them with poison spyder Bombshells, but I don't think they'll fit without a lift.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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My rear cover leaked slowly when brand new.

Warranty sloppy silicone seal repair. (Messy job but usually is leak proof.) They left a bracket off for a wire, so that was put back on next oil change (why should I do it?).

Leaks again around a left lower bolt which probably threads into the carrier void... same bolt meets a bump with a drain plug in it. Needs silicone on the bolt with clean threads probably. They can warranty that next oil change...

That one way to keep the fluid fresh (unless they dump it back in, I'll have to watch next time).
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
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I had mine seeping fluid around one differential bolt. It had no damage to the cover. I took it in to have it fixed at the dealer under warranty. They gave it back the same way I brought it in. They said it had to be a drip for them to fix it under warranty. To add insult to injury they said my jeeps belly was covered in mud on the work order. I had gone through mud so there was a film, but I had pressure washed it off. Now that bullshit is on my carfax.

It stopped leaking after that. I have thought about replacing the silicone with "lube locker".

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