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off-roading a steep trail the other day and smelled something sweet. Couldn’t find any leaks until I crawled u see this evening and found this. Right around the transmission this is. One little line of fluid. I’m guessing antifreeze?
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Most likely without being able to trace it to the source. Usually the sweet smell gives it away.
 

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The coolant is a orange-violet color not green in all JL and JT vehicles.
 

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Feel it - is it perhaps a grease flung out from that joint?
It's not antifreeze and it doesn't look much like transmission fluid.
 
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The coolant is a orange-violet color not green in all JL and JT vehicles.
What would you assume it would be then?
 

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Feel it - is it perhaps a grease flung out from that joint?
It's not antifreeze and it doesn't look much like transmission fluid.
It is a little on the gooey side. It’s hard to reach up in there. What would cause it? And what joint would have grease in it like that? Thank you
 

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Look at your driveshaft boot.
 

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What's the little goop where the arrow points?

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That's way too thick to be coolant, I agree that it's likely grease being flung out of the driveshaft joint. It's the right color, consistency, and location for that.
 

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Do you have a lift? Steep hill could have put the driveshaft at an angle like a lift kit will do and caused grease to slowly exit the boot. The pic you posted shows what looks like grease that has been there a while, not new.
 

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Possibly something organic (plant, reptile or insect based) you picked up on the trail? In South Florida we pick up all kinds of stuff in the swamp / flats.
 
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Do you have a lift? Steep hill could have put the driveshaft at an angle like a lift kit will do and caused grease to slowly exit the boot. The pic you posted shows what looks like grease that has been there a while, not new.
Yeah a Clayton 2.5 which is really a 3.5. Pretty extreme I think
 
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Possibly something organic (plant, reptile or insect based) you picked up on the trail? In South Florida we pick up all kinds of stuff in the swamp / flats.
Well I think I smelled it burning on the exhaust. But not so much up here in north ga
 
 



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