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Old 01-29-2010, 11:38 AM
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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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Old 01-29-2010, 11:41 AM
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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?
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Bump......
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