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Old 07-27-2011, 09:34 PM
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i have a 1998 dodge ram sport 4wd and there is something thats mounted on the axel on the right hand side and it is leaking gear oil pretty bad what is this think called its small and it has a small tray or skid plate undear neath it with wires going to it and i want to fix the leak please help
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that is the 4wd actuator, its a vacuum operated fork that connects the axle shafts when you put the transfer case in 4wd, those wires are what turn your 4wd indicator light on, for some reason those 4 bolts on it come loose, also it is exposed to all kinds of shit, you may need a new gasket or put some sylicone gasket maker on it, and tighten those bolts, i think they are 3/8 or 10mm
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