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Old 06-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #1
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Oil from the rear end

Wondering if anyone has experienced this. I have 10-15 silver dollar sized oil spots on my driveway under my rear end. it looks as if it is coming from the driveshaft/rear diff area (see pic below). Along with the spots on the ground i could smell burning oil (salesman told me it was just the break-in oil that they use from the factory) which as it turns out is from oil dripping onto one of my exhaust pipes. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:41 PM   #2
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(salesman told me it was just the break-in oil that they use from the factory)



High probability of a bad differential seal. Visual inspection is required.

There's a small possibility it will seat-in after some mileage.

Watch the leakage, if it stops great, if not service is required.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:48 PM   #3
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Car should not leak, get it into service.
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sales men don't work on cars. get a second oppinion from a shop or a mechanic friend.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice ya'll. I'm bringin her in tomorrow to get this straighten out. Anyone know how much time is involved in changing a diff seal (if that is even the problem)?
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