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I just topped off the differential with a quart of oil and really need to fix the problem.

I am guessing I have seals gone and am wondering how difficult it is to repair.

How much do I need to remove to be able to fix it and how long would it take the average guy with average abilities?

Thanks for your help
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The front seal could be leaking or the cover could be leaking. Clean the differential housing and see where the leak is.

Don't lack the car up by the diff housing because the rear mount can be damaged. The rear mount can be checked by looking at how much the rubber has moved downward in the outer housing. It's fairly easy to repair. There are also other rubber mounts that may need to be replaced, which are all similar to the later models, 107, 116, 123, 124, 126 etc.

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How often do you have to top it off ? (How many miles between a quart of oil)
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