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2008 rav4 rear differential fluid leak. how would one

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2008 rav4 rear differential fluid leak. how would one diagnose differential damage. Should i
JA: What is the color and consistency of the fluid? And where exactly are you finding it?
Customer: Don't know. I was nearly dry. Dealer refilled. Trying to decide whether to replace differenttial or just replace seal and take my chances.
JA: Are you fixing your RAV4 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I'll have it done by dealer or other reputable shop. I don't hear anything. Dealer says they detected a whine.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Vehicle had sat a while, maybe 4-5 months before I bought in july. Seal may have dried out then. I was at dealer for regular service according to car fax so I assume leak would have been noticed.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  3pac2222 replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  3pac2222 replied 8 months ago.

do you have any noise coming from the rear of the car ?