1. #1
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    Sep 2002
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    Fort Worth, TX
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    1060098

    Hey all. I've been noticing a little grabbing when I turn the wheel on my TJ when I'm in 2wd. Same type of feeling you get when you're in 4wd and you turn the wheel sharp. Kind of that jerky, bounce, only not as severe. So today I was looking underneath and noticed an oil trail running from the back of my diff where the front driveshaft goes in. Could these 2 things be related? What could be causing this leak?

    I sure hope it's nothing serious. Winter has taken it's toll on my baby. Every day for the last week, I've found something else wrong with the thing. So much for the mods I was going to do this summer. I'm going to end up spending all my cash on repairs! [addsig]
    '98 Sahara, 4.0L, 5 Speed, Stock as they come

  2. 1060105

    check your front axle u joints.[addsig]

  3. #3

    1060173

    Make sure the transfer case is shifted completely out of 4wd and the transfer case linkage is properly adjusted.

    The pinion seal is not too hard to replace, and it's unknown if it's related.[addsig]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
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    Fort Worth, TX
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    1063733

    Just had a garage replace both the front and rear pinion seals. Turns out they were both leaking. Seems odd that they both went at the same time. Could this be an indication of something bigger being wrong or is it just one of those things that goes bad?[addsig]
    '98 Sahara, 4.0L, 5 Speed, Stock as they come

  5. #5

    1063755

    well... if you just had the seals changed AND its still leaking out of there... you might have a bad pinion bearing[addsig]
    93 YJ 4.0
    Spring Over, 33x12.50 Mastercraft Courser M/T, High Flow Exhaust, Diamondplate Rear Bumper, Trimmed Flares, 6\" spotters


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  6. #6

    1063784

    Seems odd that they both went at the same time. Could this be an indication of something bigger being wrong or is it just one of those things that goes bad?
    Have you driven through any deep water? Filling the axle with water will make the gearoil/water mix come out any possible way, often a seal.[addsig]

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
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    1063804

    Haven't driven through any water since I've had it. Can't guarantee that the previous owner didn't though. The shop didn't mention anything about water being in the fluid either. Of course I don't think they drained them, they probably just topped them off. Maybe I'll change the diff fluid this weekend just in case.[addsig]
    '98 Sahara, 4.0L, 5 Speed, Stock as they come

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