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90 Wt Gear Lube Leaking Out of Front Axle

I was trying to go up a hill a couple weeks ago and needed to lock my hubs in, which my 4 x 4 worked fine......But the next day I noticed that their was a pretty good size puddle of gear lube on the driveway......and when I climbed under to take a look it was coming out both sides of the axle.....Really didn't make since to me that both sides would start leaking at the same time...... I did make a trip to the Ford dealership and really could not get the answers I was looking for

1-So I'm assuming that it is the seals?
2-What is involved in fixing this?
3-Need any special tools?
4-Do you need to take the whole axle apart to fix it?
5-Talked to one guy and he said that their is a vent for the differental that might be clogged?
6-Is it alright to drive as long as I don't use the 4 wheel?
I did get a breakdown of the front axle at least......Thanks for any help, Mack
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I bet your vent hole or tube is clogged. Take the hose off and make sure you can blow through it and stick a coat hanger or something like that in the hole to make sure it's not clogged. That can cause the lube to leak past the seals

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I will try that thanks........Mack
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Any other ideas?.......thanks...Mack
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Vent was clogged......Man was that a easy fix.......Mack
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Glad you got is fixed

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Was it the actual rubber hose clogged or was it the vent piece on top of differential that rubber hose attaches to?

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
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Bump......

1999.5 FORD F250 SUPERDUTY 4X4 EXT CAB
7.3L POWERSTROKE DIESEL
6 SPEED
SWAMPS 175/146 SINGLE SHOT INJECTORS
SWAMPS TUNING
6" AUSSIE STACKS
AFE INTAKE W/ PRO GUARD 7 FILTER
VAN TURBO
4" SUSPENSION LIFT
315/75/16 BUCKSHOT MAXXIS MUDDER TIRES ON STOCK WHEELS (WINTER TIRES)
16X9 MOTO METAL 951 BLACK WHEELS (SUMMER)
COWL HOOD

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