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Fluid low in my 14ff

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by surpip, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    ok both my pinion seal and my right rear wheel bearing seal are leaking, and after driving about 100 miles, mabye less i was about 1 quart low in the diff, but the good news was it wassent leaking anymore.
    How worried should i be, is there a real chance that i can destroy my new gears and locker?
    I know these axles are pretty tough but how tough?
     
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    Fix the leaks and keep it full. Running a quart low is very likely to cause some serious damage eventually. :eek:
     
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    My old 10B did the same thing. Would leak out the pinion seal when at the proper level and then quit leaking once it dropped a 1/2 quart or so. (equal to a full quart in a 14BFF)
    I got tired of refilling it all the time and having to steam clean all the oil off, I eventually quit refilling it and never had an issue.
     
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    Ya, but the fluid has to be high enough to get to the hubs in the 14ff right?
     
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    Yes. Fix the seals. When you fill it back up, drive it, then re check it. Or jack up one side, then another and refill it.
     

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