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Old 11-03-2010, 03:17 AM
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Default Front Differential Leaking

Whats up guys, I have 2005 Ford Ranger XLT, 4.0, 5-speed, 4x4 with 51xxx miles on it. I love the truck as it has been good to me (unlike my brand new fusion, tranny went at 9000 miles), anyway a while back I noticed the front differential was leaking fluid. It is right where the front drive shaft goes into the differential. My question is how much of a pain in the ass is it to change the seal, how long would it take. I know I will need the tool to take the seal out but what else. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:19 AM
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If its the seal that im thinking it is you should be able to pop the yoke off pull the seal and install the new one. Should maybe take 30-45 min?
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:39 AM
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Thats what I was thinking. There really is nothing else that could be causing it to leak right?
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:44 AM
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Shouldnt be most of the times its the seal causing it, worst case where the seal goes in someone messed it up when putting the one in it now and gorged it out.
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Old 11-03-2010, 06:15 AM
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Pinion seals aren't too bad to change and shouldn't take too long. It might be a good time to change the fluid too so it's less of a mess.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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Ya I was planning on changing out the fluid, I figured when I dropped the yoke out most of the fluid would drain anyway. What is the best fluid to replace it with. I would like to use some type of synthetic, any suggestions?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:02 AM
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I think it uses 75W90 gear oil but check your owner's manual. Synthetic is perfectly fine. Brand is a personal preference, Mobil1, Lucas, etc.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:20 AM
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if u use the 4wd use what the manual says nothing else i offroad mine and it matters the parts were meant to be used in the right oil
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:25 AM
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pinion seal!! they're notorious for going bad in our trucks.

30-45 min job. i've done mine twice.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:26 AM
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pinion seal!! they're notorious for going bad in our trucks.

30-45 min job. i've done mine twice.
yes true done mine 7 times lol
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:30 PM
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definitely next on my list to do as well!
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Me too....
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:18 PM
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Sorry to thread Jack but my 03 is leaking there and from the left axle. Is it just a seal there too or would I need a whole axle?
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unlike my brand new fusion, tranny went at 9000 miles),
Holy shit tell me more about that fusion!

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