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Rear differential seeping 1998.

 
Old 03-14-2019, 11:40 PM
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Was removing the old spare tire to put on a new one and noticed the rear differential seeping not leaking. Is this amount normal where I could just clean it and put more sealant or should I take it to go get checked out, it didnt really seem damp. Thanks!

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I wouldn't worry about it
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Exactly. That is nothing to worry about. I would check the gear oil as long as you are down there.
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I'd be more concerned with the lack of rust. Seems like you don't ever drive it LOL

Jk, jealous of how clean it is! Don't think my truck was that clean since before winter of 2003
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It kind of looks to me like it was improperly jacked up at some point.... probably from the pumpkin, and it leaked a bit.

I'd just keep an eye on the leaks, and fluid level. Otherwise, send it!
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My 2000 started seeping out the bottom. I used it as a excuse to pull the cover and change the gear oil.
While I was at it I did the front diff. (drain plug) and transfer case. Damn they were all filthy!
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Originally Posted by fordguy2100 View Post
I'd be more concerned with the lack of rust. Seems like you don't ever drive it LOL

Jk, jealous of how clean it is! Don't think my truck was that clean since before winter of 2003
thanks man I hardly take it off road and pressure wash underneath when I do.
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It kind of looks to me like it was improperly jacked up at some point.... probably from the pumpkin, and it leaked a bit.

I'd just keep an eye on the leaks, and fluid level. Otherwise, send it!
I did go get it checked out since the shop is only a couple minutes away, everything is good seemed to be old seeping, cleaned it off and all looks.
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