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2000 jeep grand cherokee laredo, 6 cyl. two wheel drive. I have replaced the rear diff axle seals at least six time within the last year, and they still leak. I have checked the axles them selfs, they don't have any grooves. I always check the seals to make sure they fit in the axle and on the housing, but with no luck. any solutions.

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  • peterpeters1 Apr 28, 2010

    Since the seals are at the bottom of the shaft, there is no way to replace the seals without replacing the bearing. I have tried RTV everytime, with new bearings.

  • peterpeters1 Apr 28, 2010

    In order to get to the seals you must remove the axle bearing, which I have replaced everytime with new seals. I have also used RTV everytime, with no help. There no grooves on the axles or any grooves on the diff housing. Any other solutions you can think of, I would appreciate.

  • peterpeters1 Apr 28, 2010

    I have not mentioned this before, but I can see that I am not the only one with this problem. The different thing that I can do is to use factory seals. As far as too much lube, I always let the excess drain out, and most of the time I dont drive my jeep that same day that I do the repair, I have always let it set for one day, to make sure the RTV dries. So far no luck they start to leak within the month. The worse thing is that one can't look or see where the seal is leaking, wether it's from the axles or from around the diff housing. Because of the locking plate, once the nuts are removed, the plate can only come out so far and there just isn't any room to see anything.

    I will go talk to the Jeep techs and see what other options there might be.

    Thank you.

    Mr Mendoza

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Yes, get factory parts if you have not yet. If you have already done that then your going to have to dissemble the dif and measure all the parts.

Your probably going to need a professional to look at this and give their recommendation. Only thing that can cause leaks is warn parts or wrong parts or you did not lube the new seals and they burnt up or the drain holes are clogged or your over filling the dif

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  • Susan Price Apr 28, 2010

    Im pretty sure I commented on this problem a couple months back. If after this many times and still not fixed then you may need a new rear end. You wont be the first to have a this type of issue and after so many tries your the expert now and you should know that the problem is either a bad axles or bad axle tubes.

    If It was not you then your definately not alone.

  • Susan Price Apr 28, 2010

    we never use sealant, you shouldnt have to. its plug and play if you get my drift..factory parts would be my next choice since you havnt yet, good luck

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What condition are the bearings in? If they have any play the axle could put pressure on 1 part of the seal and cause it to leak. Since they are pressed on they may be old enough to need replacement.

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