Q: Leaking differential liquid in front axle

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Leaking fluid in from axle with a bad CV boot

My car has 134699 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. A torn or broken CV boot will cause differential fluid to leak from the axles without a doubt. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home or office to inspect and confirm this for you, and make or suggest any repairs as needed.

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