Front/Rear Differential Pinion Seal Leaks Are Common on Dodge Durango

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. A leaking pinion seal will require replacement.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 142,019 (50,000–267,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
9 model years affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, more2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
35 people reported this problem
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Rear seal was leaking a little then started doing so a lot where I was putting gear line in before I would go any where or at least checking it and only driving locally. I just changed it over the weekend. Now I have other problem like jerking while stepping on the gas and stalking when stopped for light. Also while in 2w it sounds like a chain rattling, when put in 4 h it quits. If anybody has any ideas. I would like to know so I can try and fix.
Noticed gear fluid on the parking lot. Looked under the truck and traced oil leak to pinion seal. Still seeking solution.
Fluid just started leaking from rear differential from the front pinion seal. Replacing seal.
100,000 miles on 2004 Durango it needs front diff. seal.
Pinion seal on rear diff is leaking. Still looking for a fix.
Front axle seal and had to replace hub assembly twice both sides
seals leaked eventho I kepted up my maintance
rack boot started leeking
seals needed to be replaced with U Joint in rear, now front differential is making noise
Rear Diff seal leaking - low milage - this is ridiculous!
front differential pinion seal wore badly