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I did new front brakes and wheel bearings on my XD yesterday, somehow the passenger side half axle popped out and all this fluid drained out (was brown like motor oil). What type of fluid was it, transmission fluid or gear oil (or are they the same). Where do I fill this fluid at? I couldn't locate the dang transmission fluid dip stick anywhere to check. Lastly, I need to take my car to the alignment shop this morning, can it be driven with that much fluid loss? Thanks.
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You have to fix the axle first before driving to a alignment shop. It's not safe to drive in such condition and alignment is worthless. Wheel bearings need to be pressed out and pressed in. You may have messed up. You worked on the brake, so the fluid you are talking about could be brake fluid. Trace the origin of the leak, not trying to refill the fluid.
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