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Leaking fluid from the rearend when parked on an incline,appears to not leak when parked on a flat surface.

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Sounds like your rear axle has been overfilled. Should take between 1.5 -2.0 quarts to fill it to the bottom of the fill hole.

These axles should be serviced every 50k miles, and more like 30k if you tow alot.

Pump out the old stuff, and then pump in fresh.

I recommend either Mobil 1 or Royal Purple 75w90 gear oil. This is one of the best things you can to for your Durango as far as preventative maintenance.

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