Common questions

What is a rear pinion seal leak?

What is a rear pinion seal leak?

Leaking pinion seal Leakage from the differentials is the most noticeable and significant sign of a faulty pinion seal. The pinion seal prevents oil from leaking out of the differential. If you notice leaking oil, then it means that the pinion seal is no longer working as it is supposed to.

What causes axle seal to leak?

The most common cause of a leaking axle seal is improper axle installation or removal but the axle seal can also wear out over time. If you’re concerned that your axle seal might be leaking, here are a few things to look out for: Oil drops below your vehicle after it has been parked.

Can a bluedevil transmission sealer fix a leak?

If not, BlueDevil Transmission Sealer can seal this leak as well! Transmission Leaks can be costly issues that leave your car in the shop for days. With BlueDevil Transmission Sealer, they don’t have to be. Our expertly crafted sealing solution is designed to restore your transmission and seal leaks fast!

Is there a diff lock on the Isuzu DMAX?

The Isuzu Dmax is one of the few 4WD’s on the market that doesn’t come with a diff lock, or an LSD as a factory fitted install. Instead, it comes with traction control only (which most vehicles also come with). It works OK, but isn’t as good as some other variants on the market.

Is it safe to use bluedevil power steering Stop Leak?

BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak will not harm or clog your rack and pinion and is safe to remain in your system until your next scheduled power steering flush. Seal your rack and pinion leak today by stopping by one of our partnering local auto parts stores and picking up BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak!

Why does my Isuzu DMAX break my CV?

Independent front suspension vehicles are notorious for breaking CV’s, especially when a lift is fitted. The Dmax CV’s seem to be at a disadvantage from the factory though, with the differential sitting slightly further back than it other vehicles, and this puts more stress on them to start off with.

What to do if your axle seal is leaking?

I replaced both seals, both bearings, added IRS brace and poly bushings. Cleaned up the axles with a red scotchbrite pad to try and smooth out any grooves. 100 miles later, leaking again, same side as before (passenger side).

How can you tell if your rear axle is leaking oil?

A rear- axle oil leak is easy to miss. The axle works normally until it suddenly seizes up – the expensive and possibly dangerous result of it running dry of oil. A rear axle. Some axles have a filler plug and drain plug; some have only a filler. The clearest sign of a leak is oil on the ground under the car.

When does oil stop dripping from rear axle?

Axle oil is thick when cold and unlikely to drip out of a very small opening, but it flows freely when warm after a run. Any drip marks will probably be where you first parked the car after returning from a run. Within an hour the oil thickens as it cools and stops dripping.

What to do if you have a leak in the differential?

A slight leak from the differential carrier gasket can sometimes be cured by tightening the nuts, without draining the axle. To replace the gasket, you usually have to remove the half shafts and the differential gears to release the carrier – a task best left to a garage.

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Ruth Doyle