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Old 10-05-2011, 08:00   #1 (permalink)
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Leak in front differential area

My 1999 Explorer SOHC 4WD (130,000 kms) has developed a leak a few motnhs back, in the front differential area, it is where the power comes from the transmission to send to the front wheels, it looks like a small leak should I fix it or will be okay as long as I top up through the hole that allows to check the fluid level.

Also what caused it? I braked violently at speed which made the vehicle shake and after that day i noticed it - which was otherwise dry.

What happens if the front differentail runs out of oil and I do not check prior to it running dry?

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:20   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Leak in front differential area

If you mean where the driveshaft connects, that would be the pinion seal If it gets too low on fluid, the bearings will be worn out fast.
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