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Front Diff. spitting oil out, What's wrong?

Discussion in 'Under the Hood' started by ngreen01, December 17, 2004.

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      I have an 01 Sport and last week I noticed gear oil dripping from the control arms. I checked the fluid in the front diff. and filled it. then two days later it did it again. What could be wrong with it? Any ideas let me know.
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      Is it coming out of the vent tube or where the driveshaft connects?
       
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      Ck the vent line, is most likely kinked or plugged
       
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      Yeah if the diff cant breathe then it will force the fluid out.
      It's either leaking out the pinion seal at the driveshaft or the axle grease seals :)
       
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      There is a tsb out on that for the '01's. It's tsb #03-5-8 issued in March, 2003. Title: Drivetrain - Front Drive Axle Vent Tube Leaks. You can check for TSB's on your vehicle at http://www.alldata.com
       
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      Also, have you added any fluid to it recently, or driven through any water. Because when I added some fluid to mine recently, it started to come out of the vent tube. I talked to someone and they said sometimes two different fluids can mix and cause the fluid to foam and come out the vent tube. This also happend when I crossed a stream one time and got some water in the Diff. It started to foam out the vent tube then also. Pulled the cover off and found water in there. I did not realize the someone (owner before me) had zip tied the vent hose to the bottom cross member. I promptly tied up hire after this experience.
       

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