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Old 07-25-2016, 09:42 PM   #1
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Just rolled in to town after a week Whistler, BC.
~2200 miles logged. while unpacking my van at my sister in-laws place I noticed this leak coming from the rear driver side axle.

fluid isn't that thick. but I don't know the differences between gear oil and brake fluid.

I'm supposed to leave for Lake Tahoe on Wed morning to meet my MTB buddies to ride for 5 days while the rest of family stays in town.
then meet back up with them in Bend, OR but need to get this looked at and fixed...

any suggestions on where to take this in the Boise/Meridian area?

thanks!
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:48 PM   #2
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Check your Brake Fluid Reservoir, if it is low...

Brake Fluid will wash off with water, gear oil will not.
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:58 PM   #3
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thanks Ramesy!
I just did that. looks full...

took some brake parts cleaner and sprayed the area.
everything is coming off pretty easy
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Do you recognize the "sweet" smell of gear lube?
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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can't say that I do

went back out to check for more leaks after spraying down and cleaning the area
seems to be a slow leak somewhere...
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it first looked like the brake line, possibly banjo bolt but then I got the orientation of the picture right and now I'm not sure...
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:53 AM   #8
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I use J's automotive, near downtown.
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In fact, Hercules is there right now for some work. I have had Josh brake work in the past. No complaints and treated me right. If you need someone to run you around or just want to grab a coffee/beer, shoot me a PM.
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:37 AM   #9
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thanks for recommendation. much appreciated!
found out there is Ford dealer/service center under a mile away
took it here this morning and they don't have time to look at it.
by appointment only :/
at least they recommended a shop just down the street that could!

new shop believes it gear oil...
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Well, I guess the next question is.. full float or semifloat rear axle?
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