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I presume you are trying to say your drive shaft is leaking at the differential flange.
If so it will require removing and washing with a degrease solvent then reassemble with an application of sealer between the yoke and pinion shaft. This nut has to be torqued up to "spec" on the large nut before you refit the drive shaft

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