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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Rear Diff Leak

Hello everyone. My Rhino started puking diff oil. The leak is comming from the rear diff (driver's side) where the axle meets diff housing. Is this common? The Rhino has a +6 Fabtech kit with Gorilla axles. I've never had a problem with this before. It still runs great. No whining or grinding souds. The only smoke comes from the oil hitting the exhaust when riding, and minimal at that. I'm hoping there is a seal that I can replace, but I'm wondering how hard is is to pull the diff out. I'm very mechanically inclined but I've never had the Rhino apart. I was also told that those Gorilla axles are a to pull out. Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-11-2009, 09:14 PM
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Welcome More than likely your seal was damaged when the LT kit was installed. Easy fix. Pull the axle and install new seal.

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Thanks for the welcome. The was installed almost a year ago and the seal has not leaked for 8 or 9 trips. I lent the Rhino to a good friend who said he got it off the ground a few times. I'm thinking, since the suspension doesn't have limit straps, the axle could have been slightly pulled out, there could be dirt or rocks in the seal, or the seal may have been damaged. Do those axles just pull out? What about the clips I keep hearing about? Do they hold the axles in? I'm thinking of removing the spindle (from the a arms) and pulling the axle out of the diff without removing it from the spindle side. Would this work? Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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