I think you have to jack the engine up some to change the gasket. Try tightening the bolts and nuts first and see if that fixes the problem. It worked on my CR-V...
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2011 Ranger XLT, 4X4, 4 door Super Cab. 4.0L, 5 Speed M50D-R1HD, 3.73:1, 8.8" open differential, Jason Pace cap
1999 Honda CR-V EX, RT4WD, 2.0L, 5 Speed MT, 4.56:1, open differential