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My 2014 has both leaking final drive (rear diff) seals and some other newer oil leak under the engine. I am planning to start tear-down to identify the new leak and begin the process of replacing the final drive seals. I will use this thread to document the process with pictures and instructions.

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Ok so the diff seals obviously didn't take up with the additive (you did try that?). What's the other newer oil leak do you think, front seal?
 

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IDK Cactus. The skid plate under the engine is leaking from the whole area. Could be front or rear seals. Could even be that after a few months the gasket I replaced (so carefully) when I did the new slugged wet clutch is leaking. I would almost prefer that over the front seal. I won't know till I put it up and take off some of the plastics from the driver's side.
 

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Remove your rear skid plate.

While the vehicle is level drain the final drive by removing the drain bolt and washer with a 14mm socket. If it is cold this will take a long time.


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To inspect the engine I removed the Driver side rear and side panels. There are 3 10mm bolts and 8 plastic push pins.


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Chocked the front wheels, put it up on jackstands and removed the rear tires.



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I would welcome help. Especially to find the oil leak.

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Couldn't find a leak so I changed the oil and will monitor it.

For rear diff. Remove the caliper. 2 x 12mm Bolts.



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To remove the wheel axle nuts use a 32mm or 1.25" impact. Regular thread so turn counter clockwise.


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Remove upper and lower a-arm bolts. Bolt is 17mm and nut 19mm.


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Put the nut back on flush and tap the wheel assembly off with a deadblow hammer. Make sure to hold the wheel assembly.


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Easier than expected.


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Bungie up the a-arm for more room. Grab the axle near the diff and yank it out.


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Remove the parking brake caliper. 2 x 14mm bolts.


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Remove the rear diff bolt and bracket. Remove the two longer bolts. Remove the long bracket. 17mm for diff bolts. 12mm for brackets. Oh and don't forget the breather hose.


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Pull the rear diff out and drop it through the frame.


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Loosen the rubber boot and pull the shaft out of the diff. Remember the end with the spring goes in the engine.

Done for the day. Wish I had a lift!


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