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2006 jeep commander leak between rear bearing differential and the input shaft

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Nov 8, 2009
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2006 jeep commander leak between rear bearing differential and the input shaft

I am just wondering what is wrong with my 2006 jeep commander.
It started leaking oil between the rear bearing differential and the input shaft, there is no leak at all on the pumpkin . it only leak 1 drop after every time I park it.( I did not drive it over the weekend, It did not leak even 1 drop)
I am just wondering if someone professional could tell me what is going on, and possible solutions. Maybe you can recommend some ethical mechanics around airport area.
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leakeyweb wrote:
Aug 29th, 2011 12:27 pm
I am just wondering what is wrong with my 2006 jeep commander.
It started leaking oil between the rear bearing differential and the input shaft, there is no leak at all on the pumpkin . it only leak 1 drop after every time I park it.( I did not drive it over the weekend, It did not leak even 1 drop)
I am just wondering if someone professional could tell me what is going on, and possible solutions. Maybe you can recommend some ethical mechanics around airport area.

it should be a cheap fix..
just that the seal deteriorates over time
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the seal is made of rubber and over time will slowly deteriorate.
the seal probably costs under 10 bucks.
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Nov 8, 2009
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packardbell wrote:
Aug 29th, 2011 2:28 pm
the seal is made of rubber and over time will slowly deteriorate.
the seal probably costs under 10 bucks.

well, i am just wondering if this is something i can DIY myself, or i have to get a real mechanic to look at it.
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leakeyweb wrote:
Aug 29th, 2011 9:21 pm
well, i am just wondering if this is something i can DIY myself, or i have to get a real mechanic to look at it.

Besides...it may not be the seal! Check the vent for a blockage. Your symptoms sound a lot like a blocked vent or crushed vent tube. Now that is a DIY job!

Correct adjustment of the differential pinion requires at the very least a good torque wrench...and on some vehicles requires a compression sleeve, diff gasket and engineers blue to set the correct gear contact pattern.

Get it wrong and... noise, premature wear and absolute disaster if it locks up as it disintegrates. Admittedly that last one is so unlikely you can ignore it...but it does happen!
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