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Old 05-09-2018, 05:03 AM
Causey842 Causey842 is offline
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Default Could someone help identify this oil leak?

Hi everyone,

So about a year ago I started noticing a small drip of oil on the driveway. Now that the weather is getting better I want to tackle it. 2002 3.0L 4x4 edge.

If you zoom in on one of the picks it almost looks like the drip is coming off the differential ? I have noticed no drop in the dipstick.

https://m.imgur.com/a/NA9sDyh

Any help would be much appreciated !
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Old 05-10-2018, 12:18 PM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

I have the same problem. It's a failed differential gasket. smell the oil. gear oil usually has a particular smell. There is no way to easily change the gasket here though. Some major things have to be moved to get at it.
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Old 05-10-2018, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

Thanks for the response! What have you decided to do? I am thinking just continue to check the fluid and fill as necessary?
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Old 05-11-2018, 06:27 AM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

I'm just going to leave it that way for now. It will be too expensive to have a mechanic do what is needed to get at it.
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Old 05-11-2018, 07:04 AM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

You mean something like this .



Yeah it's a major job,but when you're retired like me and have lots of time and not much money,being able to do to it yourself instead of paying a garage sure comes in handy.
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Old 05-11-2018, 01:45 PM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

Oh fuck that hahaha. Yeah time is just so much harder to come by lately. Is there an easy to reach fill plug on the front diff to check the fluid level? For now I think I am just going to keep an eye on that.

I just want to keep an eye on it to avoid running the diff low on fluid.
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: Could someone help identify this oil leak?

There should be. Mine's on the front of it I know,but it probably depends on which differential you've got. I would think they'd about all be the same.

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