Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Oil on inside of rear wheel


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Cherokee Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jcrouse
Member


Joined: 23 Jul 2006
Location: AZ

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:15 pm    Post subject: Oil on inside of rear wheel Reply with quote

There is oil on the inside of the rear driver's side wheel. I checked the brake fluid level and it is full so I really don't think it is a wheel cylinder. I've also noticed a very low rumble from that wheel when driving. Does this sound like a wheel bearing issue? I checked the fluid level in the rear differential and it was nearly full so it doesn't seem to be leaking too terribly bad.

Thanks for any help.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
88WOWJ
Member


Joined: 12 Aug 2006
Location: Hinesville Ga

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:45 am    Post subject: Oil inside of wheel Reply with quote

Check your diff fluid. Also pull the wheel and check the wheel cylinder.
Look for wetness around the wheel cylinder boots. And check the backing plate mounting for wetness. This should tell you brakes or diff seal.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
JeepinNH
Member


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Location: New Hampshire

PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:12 am    Post subject: oil Reply with quote

You may be able to tell by the smell and thickness of the oil. Differential oil is thick and usually smelly. I have seen multiple brake cylinders that leak when hitting the brakes hard. This happens when one side rusts up so the other side has to do all the movement. Look where 88WOWJ says, it should be easy to see with the wheel/drum off. Look into this soon because if it's the brake cylinder you could lose your rear brakes anytime.
_________________
Mike

Present: 99 Cherokee
Past: 86, 87 Cherokee; 94 Grand Cherokee
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Cherokee Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group