Question about 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Axle seal is leaking, but upon inspection, double check that it is ONLY the seal and not because of a bad wheel bearing or a ridge worn in the axle itself from the seal and/or bearing
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: rear wheel seal leaking
Remember SAFETY FIRST. Jack up the right rear wheel, support the axle with a jack stand, remove the wheel, the brake drum, the banjo cover or differential cover. Allow the gear oil to drain out into you drain pan, carefully and slowly spin the ring gear (watch out not to pinch your fingers) look for a small bolt that is restraining the king pin, remove the bolt and then carefully slide the pin out !(don't spin the axles or ring gear while the pin is out) if you do the bushings and spider gers will move out of their places. After the pin is out then go over to the exposed axle and push it in until it stops. Go back over to the pumpkin and look inside, for a "U" shaped washer it will be on the end of the axle. Remove it from the axle. Now you can remove the axle and replace the wheel seal. Either rent a seal installing tool or carefully use a block of wood and evenly install the seal. If you kink or damage the new seal remove it and try it again. When you put everything back together put a little thread lock on the bolt for the king pin. dont over tighten it, could snap it. Let me know if I can help any more.
Posted on May 27, 2009
SOURCE: Right rear axle leaking gear oil
If it is the seal on the bearing, its not easy it is very time consuming, but this can also be the veiw if you have a brake cyl leak which can be caused by the brakes being exessevely worn in the rear end. I would take it to a shop and have them check it out,
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
SOURCE: Rear engine oil leak....
Oil leak can be attributed to several factors.
1. Gasket failure.
2. Uncontrolled Crank case pressure Failure.
Tighten both the valve cover and oil pan bolts.
Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valve and vacuum line.,
This is a valve causes a negative vacuum on the engine while its running, As to say if it had a leak in a valve cover it should not be leaking while its running, only when the engine it turned off.
Hope this tip guides you in the correct direction to solve this problem.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
Make sure that it is actually gear oil and not brake fluid from a leaking wheel cylinder first. If it is gear oil then you will have to have the rear axle removed and the seal replaced if that is where it is leaking from.
Posted on Apr 11, 2010
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