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I went to have my rear u joints done and the guy bent the pinion ...I couldn't get him to fix the problem and he refused to finish repairing the truck...I need a quick fix for leaking rear differential...its leaking from the cap seal....is there a heavy gear grease I can use as I have to get home asap...its roughly 250 miles.

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Wow sorry about that. well there is no grease or quick fix for that, the pinion seal will have to be replaced. with the drive shaft removed you can remove the nut holding the yoke to the pinion gear (rear end) ,pop out the old seal and drive in the new seal, then reinstall the yoke and torque down the nut and reinstall the drive shaft. fluid loss while replacing the seal should be minimal but if you do lose fluid you may need to refill.

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