Problem Description and Possible Solution
Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. The leaky pinion seal and differential fluid will need to be replaced.
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Average mileage: 100,184 (20,006–212,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, 4WD
18 people reported this problem
just noticed rear diff pinion seal leaking, it was making a loud grinding noise for about 15 miles, so I'm kind of worried that it did permanent damage.
The rack and pinion was replaced due to pinion seal leaking. Now at 128,500 miles the same thing has happened again, this should be a major recall.