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Hi i have a kia sportage 1999 model 4x4 the vehicle is leaking oil from the front diff and there is a winding sound as well please assist

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Yes it is leaking differential oil and means that your differential gears are dry and winding becuase rubbing against each other you need buy a differential seal kit and clean off old seal taking apart differential and then put neew on then fill with differential fluid you can use the gasket maker if cant buy a gasket but should be done asap or you will burn up the gears and be left without a vehicle

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OLD TRICK

Next time you are going off road,switch the control to 4X4 HIGH.


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Drive for 30 feet,change back to 4X2.


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Test to see is 4X4 is connected.


Please rate my answer is it's useful to you.


Cheers,


MUSTGO

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