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Rear end question.
« on: January 13, 2010, 05:25:28 PM »
While cleaning my garage today i discovered about 5 or 6 drops of an oilly liquid where my car is usually parked. after further inspection of my car it appears that it is coming from the dif cover. what could possibly be ther reason for this

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 06:27:25 PM »
Where is it leaking from?  If it is from the differential housing (pumpkin) then it is a gasket leak from the pumpkin.  If it is from one on the wheel sides, then it is from a bearing seal on that side.  Take it to a brake and  rear wheel bearing specialist and heve them check it out. 

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 07:43:33 PM »
it is coming from the center i can only hope it is just a seal and i already made an appt. with my mechanic but this will be his first time working on my mustang so i am a little weary.

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 08:45:54 PM »
Replacing the rear end seal is a no-brainer.  It's just a matter of draining the old oil and replacing the seal along with a new batch of gear oil.  I suggest you have him/her replace it with a 75/90 weight synthetic gear oil. 

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010, 07:39:21 PM »
it is an input seal that had gotten dry and cracked. But he doesnt have time for it till monday so he toped of my oil and said i should be fine putting around town till monday. Should i drive it or just let it sit?

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2010, 07:58:24 PM »
hehe ... you can drive have fun .. maybe not a million miles but until you get the new seal hope with in a week or so should be fine. Maybe watch your oil puddle see how big they are getting, but  keep this in mind a little oil drop seem alot bigger then it really is. If you spill a quart of oil  it seems like a gallon... hahaha

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Re: Rear end question.
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 11:24:22 PM »
Yeah, you will be fine until Monday. 

 

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