Front/Rear Differential Pinion Seal Leaks are Commonon Dodge Dakota

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 : 106,604 (20,006–212,000)
Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD
8 Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
16 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
2001 Dodge Dakota- 4WD117,538
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.
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just started leaking,what do I do?
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Not fixed yet, but leaking.
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2002 Dodge Dakota- 2WD98,000
pinion seal rear differential leak discovered when getting trade-in value..having fixed.
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Both seals went recently at about 97,000 miles
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1999 Dodge Dakota- 2WD190,000
Rear differential leaking outside of housing
2000 Dodge Dakota212,000
took the truck to have the oil changed when it was noticed
1997 Dodge Dakota- 2WD20,006
replacepinionsealonf150
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