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10-13-2010 10:25 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by ennis222 View Post
As soon as I get it back ill let you know
Thanks. Being serviced by a Chrysler Dealership or an independent service center????????
That looks like an hour's work according to the ARRC site.
10-13-2010 08:26 AM
ennis222 As soon as I get it back ill let you know
10-12-2010 11:11 AM
530ktm
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
Where was that axle seal located? Did the differential need to be removed to replace it?
This guy has to be one of the more frustrating members. You most likely will never get the answer.
10-12-2010 10:57 AM
Ibuildembig I think thats right, I know on the 60's and 44's you have to pull the chunk out to replace the seal
10-12-2010 10:05 AM
Jerry Bransford Where was that axle seal located? Did the differential need to be removed to replace it?
10-12-2010 10:03 AM
ennis222 I was an axle seal...thanks for the help.
10-10-2010 10:16 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by jeepjones View Post
The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?
The Haynes Manual actually shows an outer CV joint/boot for the front axle of a 1997. My 2003 has a universal joint, not a CV joint.

I assume the "arm" mentioned in Post #31 is the bottom part of the axle tube yoke. I would look for wetness around the top joint on the sway bar link (water or liquid from the grease) which could drip down into the yoke, or a leaky axle seal. I would take the wheel off and get a better look at what's going on.
10-10-2010 06:56 AM
MTWanderer
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
You gotta figure they posted the same thing on 10 other forums, got their answer on one of the others, and abandon us like red headed step children........
... and I thought you were a blond ....
10-09-2010 11:04 PM
flyboy86q Maybe leaky ac evaporator?
10-09-2010 11:01 PM
rrich Right front behind the tire - watery, not oily, slight smell - did you taste it?

Are you scaring your girlfriend by the way you drive? They have weak bladders ya know.
10-09-2010 02:57 PM
Jerry Bransford I gotta give up, your not very descriptive descriptions are frustrating.
10-09-2010 01:22 PM
ennis222 From the inboard side
10-08-2010 12:55 PM
Jerry Bransford What is the "arm" you are referring to? Come on bro, you're gonna have to be more descriptive than that in order for us to help you. Is it leaking from the axle tube?

Try this... is it leaking from the tire side of the u-joint on the axle shaft, or is it leaking from the inboard side of the axle shaft u-joint?
10-08-2010 12:42 PM
ennis222 http://www.4x4xplor.com/images/align...lignment01.jpg

the picture isnt actually my jeep but it might give a better idea of where im talking about. if you follow the track bar down to the tire, the fluid is collecting in the arm below that.
10-08-2010 11:33 AM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by ennis222 View Post
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
To get this back on track, EXACTLY where is the fluid dripping from. The axle tube? Brake assembly? Hub? From the firewall drip tube? You're not really giving enough clues for any serious help to be given.

A good sharp well lighted (use a flash) photo of where the leak is coming from would be very helpful.
10-08-2010 11:27 AM
jgorm
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Originally Posted by 530ktm View Post
It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
Good call. It must be the piston return spring.
10-08-2010 11:04 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by 530ktm View Post
It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
Don't know about the "not wearing out" part. Couldn't even find any evidence I had a bearing the last time I changed a muffler. Must have worn out.
10-08-2010 10:54 AM
530ktm It can not be the muffler bearing because the so called grayish blackish liquid is behind the front tire area of discussion. Besides, muffler bearings never wear out.
10-08-2010 10:23 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by jgorm View Post
The muffler bearing needs replacement.
Thought they used sealed bearings in mufflers, so the grease couldn't get out and cause smoky air pollution.
10-08-2010 10:07 AM
jgorm The muffler bearing needs replacement.
10-08-2010 10:07 AM
TJeepman
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Originally Posted by ennis222 View Post
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
Grease out of a fitting or grease seal maybe. Sometimes fittings will dump grease back out after a lube job. Have to make sure the fitting is working okay. Sometimes seals get holes in them and leak, eventually the grease finding its way to the ground.
When you say behind the tire, do you mean toward the engine or toward the back wheel?
10-08-2010 09:18 AM
Atthehop
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Originally Posted by jeepjones View Post
The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?
No you did not and be glad, they are expensive to fix compared to the steering TJ's have.
10-08-2010 09:07 AM
jeepjones The last time I checked my jeep didn't have a rack and pinion or any CV boots! WTH? did I get ripped off?
10-08-2010 08:59 AM
530ktm
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Originally Posted by ennis222 View Post
Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
This description sums it all up. I bet it is the cv boot or the blinker fluid.
10-08-2010 08:44 AM
ennis222 Sorry...not running the AC. Its kind of a greyish/black color, oily but not like engine oil. It does have a smell but its not strong. Maybe has something to do with brake fluid, rack and pinion, cv boot...just guessing
10-07-2010 04:45 PM
TJeepman Could be the blinker fluid blinker fluid leaking but that would make a noise wouldn't it, like wink, wink?
10-07-2010 03:50 PM
Ibuildembig Mmmyeah, dog shoulda aimed higher
10-07-2010 03:20 PM
InfernoGirl You gotta figure they posted the same thing on 10 other forums, got their answer on one of the others, and abandon us like red headed step children........
10-07-2010 03:12 PM
Ibuildembig Maybe a passing dog mistook it as a fire plug
10-07-2010 02:54 PM
N39-W120 I think it is one of the mods just screwing with us.
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