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axle leak

ok first hello, i'm from quebec, i speak french and very bad english but nobody can help me in french, it's why i thy here

Even if my English is not good, maybe you can tell me, and I will try to say it in another way.

ok my ranger 2006 4x4 leak (juste tiny drop) by the right seal between the differential and my front axle

what i try to correct the situation: change 2 time the axle 2 time the seal ant i try too hardner the seal spring and it leek alwaise

did you have idea??

this is the seal


and its the left one on this picture

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How bad is it? Mine have always leaked a little even after putting new seals in but it is only a drop or two after driving so I have just lived with it since it isn't bad. Also leaked more at first after I fill the differential then it slows or stops. Kind of like it gets over filled some.

If you change your seals again make sure they are clean and axle housing is clean so you get a good seal.

There is also an app that translates so I will use it but don't know how well it will actually work.

Comment est-il mauvais? Les miens ont toujours fui un peu, même après avoir mis les nouveaux joints dans mais il est seulement une goutte ou deux après avoir conduit alors je viens de vivre avec lui car il est pas mauvais. Aussi fui plus au premier après je remplis l'écart alors il ralentit ou arrête. Un peu comme il devient plus rempli certains.

Si vous changez vos joints nouveau assurez-vous qu'ils sont propres et carter d'essieu est propre afin que vous obteniez une bonne étanchéité.

Il ya aussi une application qui se traduit donc je vais l'utiliser mais je ne sais pas comment cela va fonctionner effectivement.
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I read easily un english thankss

Yes it do same thing juste a few drop but it spill on my muffler and it stink


Other idea???
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You could have a "bur" or scratch on the axle shaft were the seal rides, so seal gets torn a bit or can't seal where the scratch is.
Use Emory cloth or similar to clean up that area.

Differential axle seals are not built for pressure, well just the weight the the oil pushing against them so not much pressure.
Differentials all have a vent or a vent tube so pressure doesn't build up as oil heats up when driving.
Make sure this vent is open and free to breath, there is often a filter or similar on the end of the tube to prevent moisture or bugs from getting in.
If pressure builds up it will leak out at the seals, carrying oil with it.


How does a Front axle leak on to the exhaust?

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