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Old 02-12-2010, 08:59 PM
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Good for the dealer tech to spot this oil leak, nice to have a good tech let you know . Keep an eye on it as it sounds like nothing to worry over.

I don't remember seeing any monkeys at the dealerships around here, topgun.
I mentioned it in the last post but just to be clear, it was a local mechanic and not the dealership that pointed out the moisture/leak.
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Honestly if it is only sweating I wouldn't worry about it too much. You know it is there so you can keep an eye on it and even tell your local mechanic to inspect it at your regular oil changes just to make sure it doesn't worsen. The dealership will easily shrug something like that off since it is soo new. It is extremely rare to see a leak on a vehicle when it is brand new so the dealer is most likely cleaning it off to make sure it actually is leaking. The dealer knows you have a ton of warranty left so if you fix it now or late it really doesn't makle a difference. The dealers will always make sure of a problem before they claim it under warranty especially on a highly claimed part like front end since it leads to restrictions. If it continues to sweat I would make sure to bring it back and get it replaced.
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I mentioned it in the last post but just to be clear, it was a local mechanic and not the dealership that pointed out the moisture/leak.
Missed that part, sorry. I would still do as Cormacs suggested.
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Yeah, I will continue to keep an eye on it...

I was wondering, however, if anyone else had a similar issue with a 4th gen RAM.

If there was some kind of common problem that other people had had with a leak like this it would be good to know.
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At around 2000 km I noticed oil spots on my driveway so I brought my truck in to have it checked out at the dealership. The dealer found the front drive axle seal leaking and said it was a re-accuring issue with the 09-10 and couldn't keep enough seals in stock. I haven't had a chance yet to get it repaired due to work load but people should keep an eye on this problem....
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All the rams have had issues with the right front axle seal. Only on the axles with the disconnnect. All the Rams that didn't have an axle disconnect never leak. But as soon as they went to the axle disconnect they seem to leak.

Rams have always had issues with power steering ever since they put ATF +4 in them. The transmission fluid is a little thicker then regular power steering fluid and we have see everything from rack blowing out seals to ruptured power steering lines. This problem is especcially noticeable in colder climates. We have flushed out the ATF+4 out of the power steering systems and put in the regular clear stuff and not only notice the seal and hose issues disappear but no more whine on initial start-up. I don't know the reasoning for chrysler putting tranny fluid in the power steering system but we have noticed that with regular fluid the system performance is enhanced. Perhaps it costs less to not have to stock power steering fluid anymore.
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