Rear Axle Seal Leaking

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by IA_Cat, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. IA_Cat

    IA_Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Today, while swapping wheels and tires, I discovered that I have a seal leaking where the axle goes into the differential on the passenger side. I only have 211 miles on the car and have babied it. I really don't want to leave my car and keys with someone else. Is this the style where they'll have to pull everything out of the diff to install a new seal?
     
  2. B5 Blue

    B5 Blue Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2015
    Messages:
    6,857
    Likes Received:
    1,742
    Trophy Points:
    1,178
    Location:
    Michigan
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
  3. Dak59RT

    Dak59RT Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    278
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    "The rear axle has been refined for the entire Challenger line, including a 230 mm ring gear on all V8-equipped cars. The ring gear is welded to the carrier for improved strength and efficiency. Currently, only seals, mounting bushings, and fluid can be replaced (Figure 27). Defective gears and bearings require replacing the entire axle assembly. "
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
  4. Dak59RT

    Dak59RT Gold Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Messages:
    591
    Likes Received:
    278
    Trophy Points:
    213
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    That might give a clue. That's the only mention of it that I remember coming across in my reading.
     
  5. IA_Cat

    IA_Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2014
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I got it fixed today. The dealer had the seal in stock and it only took them a couple hours. I asked to see the original seal and it looked perfect to me. The tech wasn't sure why it was leaking. Hopefully it is permanently resolved.
     
  6. Jim M

    Jim M SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2015
    Messages:
    597
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Oviedo, FL
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
    Keep an eye on it for further leakage. The original seal may not have been properly installed at the factory. Or there could be a bad spot on the axle where the seal is.
     
  7. Jared SRT Cat

    Jared SRT Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    indy
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Here is my rear seal leak.. Dealer is replacing the entire rear axle, boots, etc.... Luck me
     

    Attached Files:

    • Useful Useful x 2
  8. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,918
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    70.196059, -148.559760
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Don't sweat it. That is minor stuff in the big picture and it sounds like your dealer is working hard to make it right. You will be back making boost in no time! Let us know how it goes.
     
  9. Jared SRT Cat

    Jared SRT Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    indy
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Yeah im not too upset.. Hard not to be a little bit dissapointed though.. I guess thats what warranties are for though!
     
  10. SRT_HC_707

    SRT_HC_707 SRT_HC_707 Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    4,918
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    70.196059, -148.559760
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    I hear you. It always stinks when it is your car but like I said, could be way worse.

    Warranties are good!
     
  11. Jared SRT Cat

    Jared SRT Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    indy
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Definetely! Im really hoping after this fix it eliminates all that noise in the rear end i have been hearing.. I will be paying much more attention to the car now..
     
  12. Paladin06

    Paladin06 Have Guns Will Travel Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2014
    Messages:
    4,641
    Likes Received:
    1,785
    Trophy Points:
    778
    Location:
    San Tan Valley, AZ
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Man that really sucks. Just had mine in for 2nd oil change and I went through the undercarriage with a flash light and all was good.
     
  13. Jared SRT Cat

    Jared SRT Cat Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    indy
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Good to hear!! Mines since been fixed and all is well
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Eurohellcatman

    Eurohellcatman Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2015
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Vehicle:
    Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Hi all.

    This could be a good conversation to jump into as I'm new to the club and I've just picked up my new hellcat and within the first 1000 miles and I noticed something like water and oil and "dry" oily residue on the garage floor. (Photo below).

    In terms of its position on the garage floor, it's the center of the vehicle - and I've also heard a metallic sound at low revs easy acceleration, so gentle in fact that you don't hear the supercharger wine so this is pure car sound. Kind of like the metallic sound a highly tuned m3 would make...it goes away if push the car harder from low revs.

    My question is; has anyone got the similar sound and has anyone seen any oil on the floor??. My dealer says it could be nothing after the very long drive I did ... 600 miles ... But the sound is keeping me awake at night LOL.

    Thanks if anyone's got some thoughts

    image.jpeg
     
  15. fnkychkn

    fnkychkn swollen member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2015
    Messages:
    1,369
    Likes Received:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    368
    Location:
    plastic take-out container
    Vehicle:
    Charger SRT Hellcat
    Dunno about the sound but that picture is exhaust soot and nothing to worry about.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

2015 challenger leeking rear axels

,
2015 ram axle seal leaking
,

challenger axle leak

,
challenger hellcat differential
,
challernger srt rear diff leak
,
hellcat challenger rear axel assembly
,
rear axle seal
,
what does the hellcat dodge have for a rear axle