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Thakn you Brad, it is dripping a little more since playing with the cover bolts so I am going to buy all the stuff I need to fix it real soon.
 

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Ok this morning I got the jeep up on ramps and looked over the job. The front differential cover is jammed in there and connected to the mounts and it looks like a bigger job than I want to do. Especially since I have the lifetime Warrantee. So the plan now is to try some stop leak additive and see what happens. If it still leaks it's off to the stealer. It is only about 1 drip a day!

When I bought all the materials for the job at NAPA I got some interesting products.
A pouch with the 75-140 oil for easier "just squeeze" to get it in the diff.
A new (I guess) Permatex made for differentials RTV.
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Liquid Bottle Automotive tire Fluid Drink
 
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Ok this morning I got the jeep up on ramps and looked over the job. The front differential cover is jammed in there and connected to the mounts and it looks like a bigger job than I want to do. Especially since I have the lifetime Warrantee. So the plan now is to try some stop leak additive and see what happens. If it still leaks it's off to the stealer. It is only about 1 drip a day!

When I bought all the materials for the job at NAPA I got some interesting products.
A pouch with the 75-140 oil for easier "just squeeze" to get it in the diff.
A new (I guess) Permatex made for differentials RTV.
Picture below.
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Keep us posted @rblapham
 

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Back on the ramps today. Drained about half of the front differential oil. Put in stop leak and topped off with 75-140 and friction modifer. Time will tell if I stopped the dripping. :p
Used this product, I have been using Bars Leak products since i was a teenager in 1950's. It was recommended by a very good mechanic I knew back in the day.
 

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Back on the ramps today. Drained about half of the front differential oil. Put in stop leak and topped off with 75-140 and friction modifer. Time will tell if I stopped the dripping. :p
Used this product, I have been using Bars Leak products since i was a teenager in 1950's. It was recommended by a very good mechanic I knew back in the day.
I'm curious to know if it works or not, in this particular situation.
 

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After 3 days now - no drip. Will report back in about a week. Also no problems noted with the front axle.
 
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It's been over a month now - still dripping. Is there anything else above the front differential that can leak a clear oil? Another possibility - could the vent hose for the front differential be broken off and causing the oil dripping? I may need to really stick my head into this problem.
 
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could be the front seal, behind the harmonic balancer. i'll try to get a photo of the relationship between the two since mine is still in pieces.. (honeydoos)
you should be able to get your hands on that hose and follow it up a ways to make sure its not the culprit.
can you tell anything from the cleanliness? motor oil a little older than the diff oil?
 

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looking this weekend, if it were a front seal, that would be dripping on the steering rack.
diff cover is probably a 3/5 on the gojo meter, and a 1/5 on difficulty..
 

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It's been over a month now - still dripping. Is there anything else above the front differential that can leak a clear oil? Another possibility - could the vent hose for the front differential be broken off and causing the oil dripping? I may need to really stick my head into this problem.
Clear oil...? Whats it taste/smell like?
Could it be seepage from power steering, or a brake line?
 

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None of the fluid tanks are going down over months of watching so pretty sure it is the front differential. Kind of given up and waiting for a good time to take to dealer as it is my only vehicle.
 
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