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Old 04-07-2008
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Watch out if you don't have skid plates.

I didn't so my truck is back at Ford for the 3rd time for a leaky front pinion seal. The last time it was in there they decided to change the pinion flange and this is what I ended up with:

You can see where the seal decided to grind into the flange while I was driving. So watch it if there are rocks and you have no skidplates. I really need skidplates!
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good job! lol..ya that sucks.. i have 2 skids under my dodge and my gas tank skid took a little beating this past weekend
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My pinion seal started leaking a month after I bought it
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damn i should really get some plates soon...and your scare tactics i working...haha
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make your own!

just like grow yer own, but with skidplates

da DEA dun took me skidplates mon!
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What exactly caused that? A hit on the diff from a rock or just mud, dirt, and fine stuff like that?
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I've had to change my front pinion seal as well. Its easy though, takes less than an hour.
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Old 04-08-2008
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What exactly caused that? A hit on the diff from a rock or just mud, dirt, and fine stuff like that?
I didn't see a rock and it hit the diff housing and smashed in the seal before it let go. I check under the truck and it wasn't leaking so I kept going. It took about a month before it started leaking really bad and that's when I took it in since I don't have air tools at home to change the seal myself.
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I just had mine replaced last week! And I never off-road my truck.
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Haha ya good ole ranger pinion seal....def. one of the weaker points of our Rangers
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Awesome. I took my truck in on Monday and I got it back on Tuesday and its leaking again.
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Lol that happened to me too. Got my whole front rack changed out and it was leaking when I got it back. Took it right back to the mechanic and he replaced it out again for free.
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i dont see how any factory skid will protect that.

sucks tho
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i dont see how any factory skid will protect that.

sucks tho
I thought the factory skid protected the diff.
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not from the bottom side.
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