Mechanics

OIL LEAK

2001 Ford Explorer

Transmission problem
2001 Ford Explorer 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 44000 miles

there is an oil leak coming from the Rear Axle center ball, at the bottom. There is a gasket with about 12 screws the fasten the lid to the main part. Does the gasket need to be replaced?
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Jfada
April 2, 2009.



Try a new gasket. Be sure to put on rtv sealant on both sides of the gasket and properly torque the bolts.

Blackop555
Apr 4, 2009.