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Looks like it's just slowly seeping out. Nothing to "worry" about, but I would pull the cover and replace the gasket. When is the last time you replaced the fluid?
 

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Looks like it's just slowly seeping out. Nothing to "worry" about, but I would pull the cover and replace the gasket. When is the last time you replaced the fluid?
It has about 72,000 miles on it I’m the second owner so I don’t know when it was replaced last probably never
 

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That's the beginning of a leak. Mine started like that and then began dripping. At that point, I used it as an opportunity to upgrade the diff cover to a Poison Spyder (Front D44 Cover) and picked up a LubeLocker gasket. I'm 100% sold on LubeLocker now and will get another when I replace the rear. Don't over torque and you'll be good to go.
 

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Thanks I don’t know if I’m capable of changing the back I might have my nephew do it I can so light speakers things like that but that job seems difficult lol
 

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That's the beginning of a leak. Mine started like that and then began dripping. At that point, I used it as an opportunity to upgrade the diff cover to a Poison Spyder (Front D44 Cover) and picked up a LubeLocker gasket. I'm 100% sold on LubeLocker now and will get another when I replace the rear. Don't over torque and you'll be good to go.

That is all I use anymore also.
 

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Do I have to use same oil or is there one that you recommend?
Use the weight called for in the owners manual, which varies based on your driving conditions (towing, extremely high temps, etc), which are outlined in the manual.

If you have LSD, and you choose synthetic gear oil, you will likely not need the LSD additive. It will be stated on the bottle. I know Valvoline doesn't require the LSD additive. If you use conventional gear oil and have LSD, you'll want to make sure you add the additive to the rear diff. I recommend the Mopar additive vs a third party.

https://smile.amazon.com/Genuine-Mo...1571712367&sprefix=mopar+lsd+a,aps,148&sr=8-1

Also, if you install the Lube Locker, it's re-usable, so you can pull the cover in the future and not have to worry about having a different gasket on hand. I have Lube Lockers in both my front and rear diffs. Had an axle leak on the front that the dealer replaced under warranty. I taped all sorts of warnings on the diff and axle to re-use the gasket and not toss it when they did the work (good news for me, they did re-use).
 

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Do I have to use same oil or is there one that you recommend?
Use the weight called for in the owners manual, which varies based on your driving conditions (towing, extremely high temps, etc), which are outlined in the manual.

If you have LSD, and you choose synthetic gear oil, you will likely not need the LSD additive. It will be stated on the bottle. I know Valvoline doesn't require the LSD additive. If you use conventional gear oil and have LSD, you'll want to make sure you add the additive to the rear diff. I recommend the Mopar additive vs a third party.

https://smile.amazon.com/Genuine-Mo...1571712367&sprefix=mopar+lsd+a,aps,148&sr=8-1

Also, if you install the Lube Locker, it's re-usable, so you can pull the cover in the future and not have to worry about having a different gasket on hand. I have Lube Lockers in both my front and rear diffs. Had an axle leak on the front that the dealer replaced under warranty. I taped all sorts of warnings on the diff and axle to re-use the gasket and not toss it when they did the work (good news for me, they did re-use).
Lol thanks man glad they re used it
 

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It's actually very easy.
He's right. It's the easiest DIY job you can do. We swapped my gears ages ago and after installing a rear locker it exploded. (Manufacturing defect.) As a result I check and change my diff fluid far more than normal people. LOL. It's a 15 minute process. There are plenty of videos. I second the lube locker and replacing the stock cover. The magnetic dipstick on my ARB cover saved my gears- it kept the gumball size ball of metal shavings from being mashed further in my gears. It also makes it a lot easier to check fluid levels. (Some Jeeps have a fluid level check plug on the stock cover; some don't.) There are a lot of decent options for less than $200.
Just make sure you put your hair in a bun or a ponytail. That smell isn't pleasant.
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I use this Valvoline gear lube. It costs around $6 at Autozone. It comes with the limited slip additive already in it too.

 

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Thank you for all the help I got the lube locker also my nephew is doing it for me on my rear the question now is should I change my front also with a new lube locker and oil.

My 2014 has about 72,000 miles on it it’s never been change is it bad to change it now or should I just leave the front also?
 

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Thank you for all the help I got the lube locker also my nephew is doing it for me on my rear the question now is should I change my front also with a new lube locker and oil.

My 2014 has about 72,000 miles on it it’s never been change is it bad to change it now or should I just leave the front also?

If it ain't broke.... don't fix it.
 

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Thank you for all the help I got the lube locker also my nephew is doing it for me on my rear the question now is should I change my front also with a new lube locker and oil.

My 2014 has about 72,000 miles on it it’s never been change is it bad to change it now or should I just leave the front also?

If it ain't broke.... don't fix it.
Would it last longer? Or let it stay in there?
 

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One thing to note...if you are going to continue to use the factory diff covers, make sure you break the fill port loose while the cover is on. They use some kind of threadlocker or some goop on it and it is very hard to break loose when they are off.

Ask me how I know. I had to use a propane torch to get it out.

I have since upgraded to after market covers. but heed my advice.

I also use lube lockers....actually the rear is in the box still but haven't had to change out fluid on it in a while. Had to replace front axle seals last summer so it got the lube locker. They are pretty slick. Just don't over torque.
 
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