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Old 07-27-2011, 04:37 PM
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Default front differential leak

I noticed my differential was covered in oil this past weekend when i put my new exhaust on and so i looked around and it appears to be leaking out the back of the diff where it meets the driveshaft. What seal is that and how much of a pain is it to replace?
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:41 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

pinion seal. remove the driveshaft unbolt remove flange do seal reinstall flange put back on driveshaft. you will need an impact
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...nion-seal.html
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

okay thanks, I thought it was a pinion seal but figured i'd ask. Are the front and rear seals the same idea?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:01 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

pinion seal....front and rears are usually different

i did mine in about 30 min if you have tools handy (lifted truck with ground clearance and you can skip the jacking up part)

impact would make it easier but if you have a cheater bar it'll work just as well....you'll just have to put some effort into it

just follow the How to: posted above and you'll be okay
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: front differential leak

thanks for the help, it was a hell of a lot easier with impact tools
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:51 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

What kind of damage can you do if you don't replace it right away?
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:57 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

if you dont replace it in enough time you run the risk of running you diff dry and possibly effn up the ring and pinion in the front diff
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Old 09-13-2011, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: front differential leak

I have a 2002 XLT 4x4 Ranger Ext Cab that has leaks in front diff. I am trying to determine what axle I have. Round axle tubes with CV axles. Any help with ID would be great!
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