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Differential Covers And Pesky Oil Leaks - Kopycinski's Brain

Posted in How To on May 1, 2011
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Those of you with axles that use stamped-steel differential covers know that they can sometimes be difficult to seal, and you end up with leaks and drips that can be annoying and messy. A dent or two in the cover or that spot on the bottom where you drug the axle over a rock last weekend often doesn’t help either. Here’s a quick rundown on how to do a successful reseal with a minimum of fuss.

To begin, you’ll want to get the cover off the axle. It’s best to break the torque on all the bolts lightly in a criss-cross pattern, then remove them completely. Pry gently, if needed, to pop the cover off the axle and clean it up for a quick inspection. OR

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