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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:02 PM
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Leaking Diff Fluid from Cap

I went off roading a few weeks ago and a rock crunched the center plastic cap on my wolf wheels. Now diff fluid is leaking out of the hole as I wait for the replacement cap to come in the mail.

My question is if there is another problem besides the plastic cap? If diff fluid is leaking out of the cap does that mean a seal is gone somewhere inside the wheel?

This is for a rear salisbury diff.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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Ok cool. I did clear the breather a few months ago so I don't think that is the issue. Wasn't sure if they were supposed to leak without the cap or not. Thanks.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 02:06 PM
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That depends....on the year of the axle. Later axles had seals on the axleshafts, earlier ones did not. Regardless, it is better to not have that seal and allow the diff oil to get to the shaft splines and hub bearings.

You should always carry a spare of the plastic caps. They are very cheap.
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I assume you are not driving it with the cap broken? As you will get dirt into the bearings.
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I gobbed it with silicone to get home, which was a long long drive unfortunately. It made a mess of my wheel on the way home so it wasn't totally sealed. Now I have two spares coming in the mail. Lesson learned.
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