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07-22-2013 05:37 PM
Jr777 Mine is all stock never took it out off road till this past weekend, service guys just told me it rare for the seal to go out
07-22-2013 04:07 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post

Is this a product or over filling the diffs? Im just curious as i will be installing aftermarkets and heard not to do that.
Bad axle seal.
07-21-2013 11:33 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Mine is pretty bad. Playing around today I must of dumped 1/4 of the fluid out all over the tire/wheel
Grrrr.... Smells like a**
Is this a product or over filling the diffs? Im just curious as i will be installing aftermarkets and heard not to do that.
07-21-2013 10:55 PM
kjeeper10 Mine is pretty bad. Playing around today I must of dumped 1/4 of the fluid out all over the tire/wheel
Grrrr.... Smells like a**
07-21-2013 10:48 PM
Jr777
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Originally Posted by rodin View Post

so what was it ultimately?
The axle seal
07-21-2013 10:32 PM
rodin
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Originally Posted by Jr777 View Post

That's one of the first things I noticed 1st was oil on floor then the inside wheel and calipers were all black and oily, but they told me at the dealership that if it was the caliper you would loose brake pressure and your oil would be low and if your brakes r fine it's the axle seal for sure
so what was it ultimately?
07-21-2013 09:09 PM
Jr777
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Originally Posted by rodin View Post
mine is doing the exact same thing. same right rear caliper. noticed it yesterday because the wheel well was filthy.
That's one of the first things I noticed 1st was oil on floor then the inside wheel and calipers were all black and oily, but they told me at the dealership that if it was the caliper you would loose brake pressure and your oil would be low and if your brakes r fine it's the axle seal for sure
07-21-2013 08:37 PM
rodin mine is doing the exact same thing. same right rear caliper. noticed it yesterday because the wheel well was filthy.
07-15-2013 07:51 PM
Jr777
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Originally Posted by jk'n View Post
I had a rear axle seal leaking. It dripped straight down onto the brake back plate and also got all over the wheel position gear and sensor. The liquid smelled like gear oil (strong oil smell). I replaced the bearing, seal and retaining ring. No more leak. I'm thinking that looks like the caliper piston leaking. Or possibly the bleeder valve not tight?
Thats exactly what it was they just called me telling me it was the seal, thanks for the reply
07-13-2013 10:44 PM
Jr777
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Originally Posted by tab22092 View Post

Taste it.....

Just kidding dont do that. Take something with some type of finish to it. Put some nail polish on a piece of metal or wood or something. Take said liquid and put it on. If it removes the paint/finish its brake fluid. Gear oil wont do anything.
Lmao, I'll try it out, on something not on my fish tacos lol
thanks for the reply
07-13-2013 10:41 PM
jk'n I had a rear axle seal leaking. It dripped straight down onto the brake back plate and also got all over the wheel position gear and sensor. The liquid smelled like gear oil (strong oil smell). I replaced the bearing, seal and retaining ring. No more leak. I'm thinking that looks like the caliper piston leaking. Or possibly the bleeder valve not tight?
07-13-2013 10:29 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by Jr777 View Post

Just checked it and has no smell to it
Taste it.....



Just kidding dont do that. Take something with some type of finish to it. Put some nail polish on a piece of metal or wood or something. Take said liquid and put it on. If it removes the paint/finish its brake fluid. Gear oil wont do anything.
07-13-2013 10:14 PM
Jr777
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
pull your wheel for a better look. Gear oil stinks so the sniff test will tell you if it is brake fluid or gear oil. Only takes a minute to pull the wheel for a better look at the very least.
Just checked it and has no smell to it
07-13-2013 09:58 PM
jadmt pull your wheel for a better look. Gear oil stinks so the sniff test will tell you if it is brake fluid or gear oil. Only takes a minute to pull the wheel for a better look at the very least.
07-13-2013 09:49 PM
Jr777 Warranty should cover it right ? And thanks for the replies I really appreciate it
07-13-2013 09:48 PM
Jr777 Yeah I'm gonna have to take it to the dealership on Monday hopefully they'll be able to fix it before Friday
07-13-2013 09:23 PM
insylem Looking at the picture again, it looks like it would be brake fluid leaking from one of the caliper pistons. Id take it to the dealership or your trusted mechanic asap.
07-13-2013 09:22 PM
insylem
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Originally Posted by Scrivah View Post
I mean I am no mechanic or anything but what else would be leaking from a caliper other than break fluid? Like I said no mechanic but I don't know of anything oil filled near the caliper that would be leaking that much fluid other than a break fluid leak.
There is a small chance that it COULD be fluid from the Diff leaking through the axle and out the end cap but I serious doubt it would be on the caliper, would probably be on the rim in that case. But I'm not an auto mechanic either.
07-13-2013 09:20 PM
Scrivah I mean I am no mechanic or anything but what else would be leaking from a caliper other than brake fluid? Like I said no mechanic but I don't know of anything oil filled near the caliper that would be leaking that much fluid other than a brake fluid leak.
07-13-2013 09:14 PM
insylem Be careful go slow, pump your brakes. Looks like a brake fluid leak to me.
07-13-2013 08:41 PM
Jr777 Hell yeah I'm pissed what sux also there's a jeep run in big bear this weekend coming up
07-13-2013 08:36 PM
tab22092
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Originally Posted by Jr777 View Post
Hi there, just had a question. Seems my 13 jku is leaking oil from inside the caliper or somewhere in there, would it be safe for me to drive it to dealership and what sucks I gotta wait till Monday to even call them and know what to do.
Thank you
Dang. It does look like you caliper. Id be pissed.
07-13-2013 08:34 PM
Jr777
Need help, leaking oil from caliper ?

Hi there, just had a question. Seems my 13 jku is leaking oil from inside the caliper or somewhere in there, would it be safe for me to drive it to dealership and what sucks I gotta wait till Monday to even call them and know what to do.
Thank you

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