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Death of my front end????..

hey guys, well i walked out to my truck this morning and noticed a drip spot... i never have drip spots, so i looked up under and found that i was coming from my front axel, and also around the dif. cover.. here are some pics, and if you guys have any help as to what im up against that would be great


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my guess would be to drain it get a new gasket and fill it back up. i dunno, might work
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^^^^^ditto
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Can't take off the diff cover w/o dropping the whole thing......thanks Ford engineers!

Take a look at your pinion seal, it may be leaking from there (where the dshaft attaches to the diff housing) and running down to the cover. My pinion seal was replaced at about 30k, and mnay others have had that problem.

It also looks like you leaking from the outer seals, at the CVs?
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It also looks like you leaking from the outer seals, at the CVs?
thats what i was thinkin also.
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^^ yep, i belive its the pass. side seal, and the dif. gasket. and yea, to get the front dif cover off you have to drop the whole thing... thats gay

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that is pretty gay. its gotta get done though
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screw it, great excuse to just do a SAS!
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is it slinging oil anywhere? i dont know where mine is leakin from and ive got oil bein slung up all in underside of the truck, maybe i have the same problem as you!
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is it slinging oil anywhere? i dont know where mine is leakin from and ive got oil bein slung up all in underside of the truck, maybe i have the same problem as you!
If it's slinging it's almost definatley the pinion (if it's above and in that area) My rear did the exact same thing, undercoated the whole bed when the rear pinion seal went out.
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The Seal on that CV is GONE! Get a new shaft , diff cover gasket, fluids and a case of beer for yourself. Plan on 2 days work.
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right on D. i'll have to get some parts lined up and do that shizzle, i'll have to borro the Monte ss this week
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yea, you need to pull the diff down to replace the pan gasket, and do both outer axle seals. I wouldn't go far with it like that, that looks like a big loss of fluids and probably something go inside the case for all of your seals to leak that badly.
I have seen many of them coming into the shop lately, and noticing[usually] the drivers side being wet. Mine is wet at both ends, but i need to do brakes at the same time, so it'll wait a bit intill i fix my problem.
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iv gone through 3 axle seals and i have had the front diff out 4 times.. 1 for locker, 1 for gears.. and the other 2 was just to check things out since the cover wont come out w/o dropping it..


its lots easyer then you think to do it. take wheels off, undo upper BJ and caliper, unhook driveshaft, pull the knuckles outward and pull axle out at the same time.. undo the 3 bolts that hold the diff in and presto your done.. i can R&R it in about 2hrs tops. w/o air tools
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mines leaking from the diff seal... im gonna take it to midas lol
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Needs new pinion seal and new axle seals.
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dude mines doin that too..not that bad but just theres oil on the bottom of the front diff..im still under warranty so im need to clean under thy truck and take it up to the dealership...

but im a freakin 04..and only got like 21K kinds pisses me off
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its a factory defect.. they all do it..
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factory defect as in recall or somethin...

theres just oil on the bottom of the front diff...i guess i should take it in no matter what then..

i gotta clean under my truck hella good so there not like well mud caused it sorry no warranty..cuz they have done it b4
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defect as in everyones truck does it.. but ford dont look at it that way
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My front pinion seal was replaced at 13,000 miles. Peice of **** IFS.
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28k miles front pinion seal here too woot!
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ok so if i do this myself (which i really would like to, cause paying mech. is a kick to the *****) , how do i figure out the parts/part #'s that i need to go get, just call the ford dealer?

i think my truck is still under extended warrenty, but theres no way i wanna take it in...it would be a no instantly im sure

so yea if it finally starts to get a bit warmer here i suppose i'll have to tear into that biatch and get that done...its a dam shame i dont have money, cause itd be sweet to lock the front dif while its open ^_^
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