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Jeep Grand Cherokee Front and Rear Differential Pinion Seal and Transfer Case Leaks

Jeep Grand Cherokee Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009

Drive Train Affected: 4WD

Average Mileage: 120,411 mi (45,000 mi - 377,000 mi)


Leaks at the front and/or rear differential pinion seal and from the transfer case are common. Leakage from the transfer case normally occurs at the case-mating surfaces and require removal of the transfer case to reseal.

  •  Rookie

    I have a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.7L with only 45,000 miles. Boought it with 40,000 miles. So far had to replace crankshaft sensor, 2 front wheel bearings and now have a leaking back pinion seal. Is there any warrenty help from Jeep?

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 53,000 mi

    I had repairs at Dealer due to Whirring sound in rear differential, At 53,000 miles, 68,000 miles, 83,000 miles, and 109,000 miles Chrysler has know about this problem why won't they correct it Now that the warranty is over the dealer want 2,500.00 to repair

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Ft differential pinion seal, RF axle seal, transfer case output seal, oil pan gasket all leaking and need to be repaired.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 81,000 mi

    My 2005 grand cherokee had the real seal leaking. When I took it in for service, they "found" the transmission seal leaking and fixed that also, this was not noticable prior to me taking it in. The next day fairly large muddle of tranny fluid on the ground. Now the Tranmission adaptor plug needs to be replaced. Thankfully I bought the extended warrenty when I purchased the vehicle and only had to pay a $100.00 deductible. Had a 2000 grand cherokee with 156,000 miles and the only problem was a fuel pump!?!? What happen?

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 65,000 mi

    transfer case seal leaking. replaced seal

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  • Visitor, , 123,000 mi

    Had the front/rear replaced twice in $6000 miles, also 20 miles earlier.

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  •  Rookie

    Have replaced three times since 2001

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 132,000 mi

    moaning noise from rear.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 130,000 mi

    Leak at rear differential pinion seal also transmission leak at the selector shaft seal on the side of the transmission. Both discovered the same month where no leaks at all the previous month during dealer inspection when struts were changed.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 135,000 mi

    08 GC 4x4 limited HEMI 137k- Rear diff pinion seal leak, caught it very early, $75 repair at local ring and pinion shop

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