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

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

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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
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2001 Dodge Durango - 4WD 120,092 mi,
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.
2001 Dodge Durango - 4WD 156,000 mi,
Noticed gear fluid on the parking lot. Looked under the truck and traced oil leak to pinion seal. Still seeking solution.
100,000 miles on 2004 Durango it needs front diff. seal.
2001 Dodge Durango - 4WD 140,000 mi,
Fluid just started leaking from rear differential from the front pinion seal. Replacing seal.
1999 Dodge Durango - 4WD 118,000 mi,
Pinion seal on rear diff is leaking. Still looking for a fix.
Front axle seal and had to replace hub assembly twice both sides
2002 Dodge Durango - 4WD 107,105 mi,
seals leaked eventho I kepted up my maintance
2002 Dodge Durango - 4WD 50,000 mi,
rack boot started leeking
seals needed to be replaced with U Joint in rear, now front differential is making noise
2002 Dodge Durango - 4WD 63,000 mi,
Rear Diff seal leaking - low milage - this is ridiculous!
1998 Dodge Durango 267,000 mi,
front differential pinion seal wore badly