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    My baby is leaking!

    Everyone told me to watch my CV boots after lifting my girl, so I climbed under her today to look at stuff, and something is leaking grease everywhere! I'm definitely no mechanic, I have no idea what this part is...can someone tell me if it's just a gasket or something that needs to be replaced? Did I do something terribly wrong and now some serious damage has happened? I'm kinda freaking out a little...I've never broken a car before.







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    photos arent showing up.. but if you download the shop manual from the downloads section im sure you can find a blow up view of the front end so you can pick out your part thats leaking


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    Quote Originally Posted by etlsport View Post
    photos arent showing up.. but if you download the shop manual from the downloads section im sure you can find a blow up view of the front end so you can pick out your part thats leaking
    if you right click on the blue x, select "open in new window" they can be seen.
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    Fixed pic links.

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    Looks like your rear diff is seeping a little at the input shaft. Doesn't look serious, just a little seapage. Can be fixed if it bothers you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grif View Post










    Fixed pic links.
    I'm still seeing blue X's in your post....

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    got them to open, thanks sue.

    Kat, thats the seal at the front of the rear differential. Mine sprung a leak when the breather tube on the top of the differential got clogged. if you look on top of the round part of the differential you will see a rubber tube going straight up to the frame and then topped with a white cap. my cap was getting stuck and causing pressure build up in the differential, causing that seal to leak just like yours. i removed it all together and put a $10 "breather filter" from pepboys up there and have had no problems since

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    That site may not allow cross linking. I just pasted the addy from the properties.

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    That is the rear diff pinion oil seal leaking.
    PITA to replace unless you understand the preload adjustments to the pinion bearings.
    I'm afraid you need a mechanic for this one.
    Or a friend with mechanical knowledge.

    Just keep an eye on it if you have to drive for a few weeks before getting fixed, and check the diff oil level each week.

    Hopefully it will just be a faulty seal, and not worn bearings.

    Good luck.

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    Oh well, I tried. The pic host is strange.







    That should werk.

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    Boo. This doesn't sound fun to fix...I hope mine has the same problem as you etl, because replacing the seal doesn't sound like a whole lot of fun. I guess I'll be calling some of my more mechanically inclined friends tomorrow to see who they would recommend I take my girl to.

    ...and sorry about the photos; I tried a new imagehosting site, but I guess it didn't work out so well. I need to figure out how everyone is getting all this image space on the forum, so I can just upload here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PK View Post
    Just keep an eye on it if you have to drive for a few weeks before getting fixed, and check the diff oil level each week.
    ...I don't know how to check a diff oil level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeowMix View Post
    ...I don't know how to check a diff oil level.
    You have 2 caps on your rear diff. One is low on the diff...this is the drain plug. The second one is about 2/3 of the way up...that is the fill plug. With your vx on level ground remove the fill plug. Fluid should be about level with the drain plug...you fill it until it srarts to spill out then it is full.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triathlete View Post
    Fluid should be about level with the drain plug...
    I think you may nave meant "Fill Plug".

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsteinmetz70112 View Post
    I think you may nave meant "Fill Plug".
    I think you might of meant "have".....

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