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 Post subject: Diff leaking onto wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:53 pm 
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today when i got out of the car i noticed an oil smell, and on closer inspection the rear passenger wheel has diff oil on the back lip of the rim. Looks like its coming from where the diff/axle housing meets the backing plate on the hub, like a square end with 4 bolts.

so my query is

1. What fault is causing this leak
2. Could this fault be caused by the diff shop that fitted diff gears & LSD centre recently?
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 Post subject: Re: Diff leaking onto wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:25 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
today when i got out of the car i noticed an oil smell, and on closer inspection the rear passenger wheel has diff oil on the back lip of the rim. Looks like its coming from where the diff/axle housing meets the backing plate on the hub, like a square end with 4 bolts.

so my query is

1. What fault is causing this leak
2. Could this fault be caused by the diff shop that fitted diff gears & LSD centre recently?



1. Axle seal & gaskets

2.They could have damaged the seal when re-fitting the axle, most places (should) replace axle seals when rebuilding diffs - warranty!
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 Post subject: Re: Diff leaking onto wheel?
Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:28 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
today when i got out of the car i noticed an oil smell, and on closer inspection the rear passenger wheel has diff oil on the back lip of the rim. Looks like its coming from where the diff/axle housing meets the backing plate on the hub, like a square end with 4 bolts.

so my query is

1. What fault is causing this leak
2. Could this fault be caused by the diff shop that fitted diff gears & LSD centre recently?



1. Axle seal & gaskets

2.They could have damaged the seal when re-fitting the axle, most places (should) replace axle seals when rebuilding diffs - warranty!
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 Post subject: Re: Diff leaking onto wheel?
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:28 pm 
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chech the diff breather hose if its blocked it will build up presser and leak
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 Post subject: Re: Diff leaking onto wheel?
Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:03 pm 
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thanks

ive got the car booked in to get the axle seal fixed, and i'll mention about the diff breather

little niggly things like this pisses me off, as i hate spending a fair chunk of money on a certain area of the car, then it needing attention soon after anyway :(
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