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Jr777 07-13-2013 09:34 PM

Need help, leaking oil from caliper ?
 
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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

tab22092 07-13-2013 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Jr777 (Post 3959231)
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.

Jr777 07-13-2013 09:41 PM

Hell yeah I'm pissed what sux also there's a jeep run in big bear this weekend coming up

insylem 07-13-2013 10:14 PM

Be careful go slow, pump your brakes. Looks like a brake fluid leak to me.

Scrivah 07-13-2013 10:20 PM

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.

insylem 07-13-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Scrivah (Post 3959367)
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.

insylem 07-13-2013 10:23 PM

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.

Jr777 07-13-2013 10:48 PM

Yeah I'm gonna have to take it to the dealership on Monday hopefully they'll be able to fix it before Friday

Jr777 07-13-2013 10:49 PM

Warranty should cover it right ? And thanks for the replies I really appreciate it

jadmt 07-13-2013 10:58 PM

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.

Jr777 07-13-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by jadmt (Post 3959470)
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

tab22092 07-13-2013 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jr777 (Post 3959541)

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.

jk'n 07-13-2013 11:41 PM

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?

Jr777 07-13-2013 11:44 PM

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Originally Posted by tab22092 (Post 3959581)

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

Jr777 07-15-2013 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by jk'n (Post 3959621)
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

rodin 07-21-2013 09:37 PM

mine is doing the exact same thing. same right rear caliper. noticed it yesterday because the wheel well was filthy.

Jr777 07-21-2013 10:09 PM

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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

rodin 07-21-2013 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Jr777 (Post 3988217)

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?

Jr777 07-21-2013 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rodin (Post 3988493)

so what was it ultimately?

The axle seal

kjeeper10 07-21-2013 11:55 PM

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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**

tab22092 07-22-2013 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3988577)
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.

kjeeper10 07-22-2013 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by tab22092 (Post 3988718)

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.

Jr777 07-22-2013 06:37 PM

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


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