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whinning noise in rear end and notice a little gear oil around rear end. is the small oil leak normal?? what should i do??

posted by  ta305tpi

No, oil leaks are never normal. That's wishful thinking. :banghead:

What should you do? If I were you, I'd fix the leak. Not only can oil get out, but contaminates can get in. Contaminates getting in could be your problem. Where is this leak? You should also check the color and viscosity of the gear oil.

posted by  DodgeRida67

yeah dodge hit the nail on tha head if its a leak its most likely your rearend housing so id check that. if u check it and it still is leakin might as well get a new car cause it will just keep costing u money . but hey no worries

posted by  nauz13x

The leak is most likely the pinion seal or differential cover gasket, the pinion seal will cost a little more to replace then a diff gasket but it's not a big deal. As far as a whining sound...no that's not normal....sounds like the pinion or carrier bearings aren't doing too well....that can be pricey. Either way, it's nothing to "get a new car" over.

posted by  Sick88Tbird

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