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Old 04-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Leak on inside of rear drum

I was pulling off my lowering kit and noticed that there is a lot of grease or oil all around the inside of the drum on the drivers side rear. I was thinking it could be differential fluid but I'm not the most educated in that part of a vehicle so I was hoping for some suggestions here. I figure there's some seal somewhere in there or a bolt that's leaking but I didn't want to dig into it without getting some information first.

I can take it to my dealership to have it worked on but if it's something cheap and easy for me to fix I'd rather do that.

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Re: Leak on inside of rear drum

The only things that can leak inside the rear drums are the axle seal or the brake wheel cylinders. Do you have a picture?
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Re: Leak on inside of rear drum

Well I don't think it's brake fluid..no pics but I can try to get one later today after church. I did notice a bunch of grease on the inside of one of the stock wheels I put back on that I had removed right after buying the truck and now that's starting to make sense. Guess it could have been leaking out for quite a while now.

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Re: Leak on inside of rear drum

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The only things that can leak inside the rear drums are the axle seal or the brake wheel cylinders. Do you have a picture?
What he said, it has to be one of these two; you'll have to pull the drum off and take a look.
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The only things that can leak inside the rear drums are the axle seal or the brake wheel cylinders. Do you have a picture?
I agree with this information.
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I would have to agree with the forementioned posts.
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Re: Leak on inside of rear drum

agreed...to narrow it down faster, check your master cylinder reservoir. you said it was leaking for quite a while. if the reservoir is not low, i would suspect the axle seal is leaking.
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Re: Leak on inside of rear drum

If it is INSIDE the drum, it's brake fluid or the rear axle seal. You won't know until you pull the drum to be sure it's not from debris from driving through something.

An axle seal isn't too difficult a job, although it sounds intimidating.
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