2001 FORD EXPLORER OIL LEAK

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  • jfada
  • 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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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 1:20 PM

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  • blackop555
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Try a new gasket. Be sure to put on rtv sealant on both sides of the gasket and properly torque the bolts.

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Saturday, April 4th, 2009 AT 4:29 PM

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