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Small leak from rear diff. on my 96 ram 2500 4x4. is this something that i can fix myself?

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If the leak is from the rear portion of the diff, often it can be cured by removing the cover, cleaning the mating surfaces, resealing and reinstalling. if the cover seems to have excessive corrosion inside, replace it. they are relatively inexpensive and available at almost any parts store, but original dodge ones from the dealer fit the best.

if the leak is from the front portion of the diff (front seal), this requires a some work beyond the scope of most home mechanics, but is not usually a very expensive job. good luck!

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