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Old November 29th, 2006, 12:39 PM
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gear oil everywhere..

lots of miles this weekend on interstate. I noticed an excessive amount of gear oil i suppose from the transfer case all down the passenger side frame rail (dripping off) and on the rear axle the rear spring etc. Ill try and post up a photo. But Im wondering this has happened in the past and i check things pretty consistantly and they are always full i think ive added a little to the t-case in the last 20k over filled it a little bit. Could running at high speeds for extended amounts of time just heat up stuff thats been seeping around the t-case and it get sprayed around after heating up. if anything it just sucks getting out and smelling stink ass gear oil. the wierd thing is i bet if i get under and take out the fill plug on the case gear oil will run out. Its as loud as its always been no changes. THat being said has anyone found a gear lube thats made the case more quiet??? 57k miles on the truck. how do you folks troubleshoot a clogged breather hose? Is it easier to just replace it?

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Old November 29th, 2006, 01:57 PM
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You may want to also check the parking brake. The drum brake on these things can leak gear oil as well, and my spray it as it rotates. If it is leaking there you will need to replace the seal inside.

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Old November 30th, 2006, 04:12 AM
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check the rear diff pinion oil seal, also check tbox and rear axle breathers if blocked they can cause pressurization and blow oil through the seals particularly on long road runs at highr mph
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Old November 30th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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remember oil goes down & backwards
the breathers ha pull the banjo off the axel the clog is usually there
now drill out the little hole that will help in the future
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