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Leak behind rear drivers side tire, not GAS...


 
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jdgrip
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Leak behind rear drivers side tire, not GAS... Reply with quote

Hi....i'm an owner of a 2001 Jeep wrangler (6 cyl). I have about 96,000 miles on it and have recently discovered a leak. The leak seems to be coming between the frame just behind the rear drivers side tire and gas tank. It looks like brake fluid, but not sure. I have also noticed an "L" shaped clip dangling from the frame where the leak is coming from. This leak is not constant...there will be a pretty good size (6" diameter) spot one day, then I won't even see anything for 2 weeks, then it comes back. I have checked brake fluid levels and they look good (full). Anybody experience this b4? Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rear differential breather hose

It runs up along the gas filler hose. Have you recently changed your diff lube? Perhaps overfilled it?
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jdgrip
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was some work done in early fall on the differential, they may have overfilled it. Will this cause any damage? Or just create a mess occasionally?

Thanks for your reply BTW.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gear lube won't hurt your paint, but it will drip onto your driveway or in your garage. When I overfilled my diffs (just because RockCrusher diff covers allow you to put additional lube in the diff doesn't mean you should!), I drained a little of my lube (Dana 44's have a drain plug so you don't have to remove the diff cover) into a coffee can. I then removed my gas cap bezel, put the gas cap back on, and drove to the local carwash. I stuck the carwash nozzle inside the cutout for the bezel and hosed out that area as well as the frame and the side of the gas tank and skid plate. That took care of the drips!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My rear RockCrusher has never leaked. Wink

It probably is your rear vent hose like mentioned.
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