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How do you repair the rear differential on a BMW X5, 3l, diesel, auto. Makes grating sound in reverse, not engaging forward. Oil leaked out through diff.

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Hey Jordan, Repairing a differential is a complex task..( to make it RIGHT and have it last)... Please take it to a qualified professional!!

Posted on Aug 11, 2017

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SOURCE: Rear differential oil leak

You can buy the step-by-step repair manuals for this truck from your local dealer, it makes things a lot easier.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: rear diff leak on yoke of 2000 explorer

Unless you are 'mud-running' this truck, you have more probs than the seal! And if it hasn't been topped up???? OMG The oil plug is on the front right side near the yoke. Your best bet is to get a complete rear axel from a wrecker. It will cost way too much to have bearings and what not replaced! Your best bet is to buy it installed. My quess is under $200! Frankster016

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SOURCE: Oil leak on rear differential of Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 2003 model

I had the same problem on a recent trip to Mozambique.I found a very knowledgable mechanic in Komatipoort! He says it is always the left rear CV that works hardest when towing a heavy trailer / boat etc. A circlip works loose inside the diff...he repaired mine in less than an hour and it cost me R450-00 including the new oil! He also bent the new circlip slightly oval to prevent future occurances.

Do not drive like this for a long period without having it fixed.!

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Stan Westman

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SOURCE: Rear Differential Seal Leak

No. This is a cheap repair even if you take to Chrysler or any repair facility. All they do is drop the drive line and remove the pinion nut and remove the seal and tap the new one into place. Should only take them about an hour at most to do this.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: hyundai excel 1996 automatic will engage reverse

It appears you have a Forward Clutch FAILURE. Replace the trans after you get it diagnosed and verified by a professional technician. By the way, do you have a Check Engine light? If so, what is the diagnostic code? The dealership can scan the system and find any codes which may have been stored in the TCM (Transmission Control Module). If there were any 'Incorrect Gear Ratio" codes, it's most probably the trans itself.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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