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Need help identifying leak from pic

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by laketex, May 26, 2004.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    ....And what I need to do to solve it. The excretement is a milky oil, like gear lube with water in it. Leak started after Badlands trip this weekend and is leaking out of both ends of axle in this same spot. Thanks in advance!

    Bryan

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  2. willyswanter

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    Pass. side inner axle seal leaking most likely, pull the carrier and pop the old ones out and pound the new ones in and put the carrier back in, poof, no more leak. To verify jack up the drivers side a couple feet in the air or flex out on something and you should get some fluid running out of there.
     
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    inner axle seals NOT fun /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. BobK

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    "Milky oil" isn't that a sign of water mixed in the oil/gear lube?
    You go through any water on your Badlands trip?
    Possible seal failure.
    That a D60 right?
     
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    Yeah thats a 60 and the dirt/water that he got in his diff is most likely what killed the seal.
     
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    Gotcha...and thanks. I dont really have time to pull anything before I move. My hubs are unlocked and Tcase is in 2hi. If I just fill the diff as needed, can I daily drive it for a month or so until I can get into it and change those seals? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I wouldn't leave that contaminated fluid in it.
    I would at least pop the cover and hose out the the insides with a few cans of brake clean.
    Then top off the diff and try to keep it out of the puddles untill you can get it fixed.
     

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