I noticed oil under my front passenger side last week and thought it was motor oil until further examination revealed it was gear oil. I traced it back to where the front axle comes out of the differential . Any suggestions short of pulling the axle and replacing the seal. It leaks about a table spoon a day and seams to more noticable in cold weather. Has anyone else had this problem/suggestions ?
Common problem. I had mine taken care of last year (under extended warrranty) Not sure what it would cost, but I think it's about 1 1/2 hrs labor plus parts so depending on the labor near you maybe $150-200.
I wound up having the seal replaced. I hope it last more than a year for what it cost. I noticed it after an extreme cold spell and a long highway drive. I wondered if the oil got hot and expanded so I asked the dealer if there was a vent and they said yes and I asked them to make sure it was clear and they said they did.
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