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Old 05-07-2018, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1987 Samurai Driver Side Leak by tire

I recently purchased a 1987 Samurai. I noticed that the inside of my driver side front tire was wet with oil the other day. I can't tell exactly where the oil is coming from. Any suggestions?
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It is very likely brake fluid. Check your resevoir level and attempt to better ID the type of fluid and leak origin.
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Could also be an axle seal. I have the same thing happening right now!
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I think it is the axel seal. Do you know of any places online I could better research it?
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It really smells kind of funky, at least mine does.

I would search Low Range Offroad, and maybe even give them a call. They can point you in the right direction as to what kit to purchase.
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I would remove 1 of the lower kingpin bolts and poke a screwdriver in. If all is OK nothing will come out, if you like wading chances are water will come out and if the axle seal is knackered, oil.
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