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Front diff leaks

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Old 09-24-2006
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Front diff leaks

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my front diff is leaking oil from where the front driveshaft enters... what could this be?

I also noticed theres sometime some light banging sounds when I steer right at 40+ mph.. any idea where it might come from?


btw I drive a 2002 XLT 4x4 with the 4.0L

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Old 09-24-2006
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its the seal up in there.. they are known to go bad...

i replaced mine 6 months ago
 
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Its the front pinion seal. Mine was leaking when I bought my truck. Its not real hard to do. Hardest part is prying the old one out.
 
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Originally Posted by thejsx
hey

my front diff is leaking oil from where the front driveshaft enters... what could this be?

I also noticed theres sometime some light banging sounds when I steer right at 40+ mph.. any idea where it might come from?


btw I drive a 2002 XLT 4x4 with the 4.0L

thanks
Mine front diff was leaking like that a few time. Its the Pinion seal.

I was eating them up for a while. My friend is a ford tech and he replaced two for me. He said i was getting a lot of sand in there and it was like sand paper on the back of the seal.

I don't think it will hurt anything as long as you keep fluid in it.
 
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yup i have the same problem with mine right now its just the pinion seal, just like all autos gaskets/sealants go after time good luck!!
 
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mine leaked, it was fixed, not it leaks a little bit again...common problem
 
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how hard is it to replace? and cost wise?
 
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cheap..like 20$ i think..my biggest pain was finding something to put it back in even, since i dont have a bearing driver here....

Rocky
 
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