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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2019, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Can you identify this leak?

I was looking around under my jeep and noticed this around the front passenger side. What could be causing this?*
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Hard to say for sure without seeing more, but from that picture alone I'd say gear oil leaking past the axle seal is a good bet.
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Hard to say for sure without seeing more, but from that picture alone I'd say gear oil leaking past the axle seal is a good bet.
That sounds expensive.
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That sounds expensive.
Not if you do it yourself. I'm sure there are write-up on here, and if not, there are probably members willing to walk you through it. If that isn't something you are comfortable doing, the cost will depend on where you take it. I'm sure others on here will be better able to give you an idea what a shop would charge for this. My guess is a couple hundred bucks, but that's purely a guess. It would mostly be labor, as the seals are probably around $20.

If you give your general location, you may find that there is a local member willing to lend a hand. Cannot promise that, but you never know.
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Also check your master cylinder reservoir, just for due diligence. If you haven't changed / bled the brake fluid in over a year, that would be a good idea too. I'm overdue on my other vehicles lol.

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Hard to say for sure without seeing more, but from that picture alone I'd say gear oil leaking past the axle seal is a good bet.
Yup... x2 on axle seal due to the top of the C being dry.
i JUST did this a few months ago. it isnt bad as long as you have some decent tools. (12 pt 13mm socket and the 35mm hub nut socket)

Plenty of writeups out there...and since you arent changing anything as far as carrier, etc...just put it back exactly how you found it.

new seals run 25 bucks (i think), so 25 bucks plus the fluids would be your total cost if you did it yourself.

edit: realized i just sorta repeated BigTB...
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