Q: Finding a rear axle leak on a 2000 Dodge

asked by on

2000 Dodge V8 4x4. I've noticed a leak under the rear axle case. Could that be a bad gasket or is there something gone wrong?

Normally it is either the gasket that is leaking at the back or the seal is leaking on the front pinion shaft where the drive shaft goes in and spins around. If you really want to find out what it is without guessing, I’ve got a video that’s called "finding and fixing car oil leaks" and what you do is buy some of the UV leak dye, put it in the read end and drive around for a day. Then after a day, look at it with yellow sunglasses and a little UV light kit. Those kits are as cheap as 30 dollars. You will see where the green dye glows and you’ll know which one has a leak. If you don’t have this equipment or want someone to take care of this for you, have a certified technician detect the leak and make the correct repair.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Finding a rear axle leak on a 2000 Dodge

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Car overheating after radiator leak

Coolant leaks can originate from many places other than the radiator. I suggest you have a cooling system pressure test performed on your vehicle. This test uses dedicated equipment to pressurize the system and pinpoint any leaks. I recommend having...

Q: Should there be any play on the CV shaft where it goes into the transmission?

Typically, on the inboard joint of a CV axle, you will be able to readily detect (feel) movement because the shaft into the transmission rides on a bushing that has some clearance. If the movement is "excessive", that could mean...

Q: Both Of My Car Fans Keeps Running While My Car Is Off

If the fix consisted of disabling the automatic control of the cooling fans, it will actually be easier to just fix the original problem and restore the car to normal (intended) operation so that you don't have to use the...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.