oil leaking all over inside of passenger back tire-is it safe to still drive? on 1999 Ford Crown Victoria

had an oil change a week ago-since then alot of oil has been leaking onto the inside of the back passenger side tire and onto my driveway-could this be okay to drive until a repair date is made

by in Egg Harbor Township, NJ on February 17, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 17, 2011
You could have a severe leak of an axle seal. I would not continue to drive it, as the gear lube is escaping the rear axle, possibly creating a lack of lubrication for the rear differential. Also, the gear oil usually leaks over the rear brakes, causing stopping issues.
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