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Old 09-27-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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I changed my pinion seal 2 months ago because my mechanic said it was leaking real bad. I noticed when I lifted my car up that It was leaking again. Any idea why it would start leaking again?
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Was the gasket properly installed? Tightened everything good?
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That could be the issue. I hardly drive the car and its already leaking again.
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Check the vent and the vent hose, on top of the axle tube, to make sure that it isn't clogged up.
Pressure can build up and cause leaks.
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I'm taking it to my mechanic on Tuesday. Is it okay if I drive it for about 20 miles like that?
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Yes. It should be fine. Usually pinion seal leaks are very slow...
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I'm taking it to my mechanic on Tuesday. Is it okay if I drive it for about 20 miles like that?
Assuming your vent tube isn't clogged, it sounds like the crush washer was crushed too tight. I've seen this cause a light leak quite a few times. I'm betting a new crush washer will fix everything up!

How bad is the leak? very slow drips or a spill? If it's dripping very slowly, I wouldn't worry about the 20min drive to your mechanic. However, if it's dripping fast, it may be a good idea to tow it.

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Assuming your vent tube isn't clogged, it sounds like the crush washer was crushed too tight. I've seen this cause a light leak quite a few times. I'm betting a new crush washer will fix everything up!

How bad is the leak? very slow drips or a spill? If it's dripping very slowly, I wouldn't worry about the 20min drive to your mechanic. However, if it's dripping fast, it may be a good idea to tow it.

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It's just a slow leak.
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You're good then. Drive it to the shop
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Okay thanks guys
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It's just a slow leak.
That's good, you shouldn't have any issues driving the car than. Did you get a chance to take the car over to your mechanic this weekend? Any updates?

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That's good, you shouldn't have any issues driving the car than. Did you get a chance to take the car over to your mechanic this weekend? Any updates?

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My off day is tomorrow so I'm taking it then. Ill give you an update then.
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