post #1 of Old 04-20-2013, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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axle seals

So my right front axle seal is leaking. I found like 5 different seals. Any idea which ones i need? I prefer using Quadratec. I might as well do both the right and left. Any other things I should do or look at while I have the axle torn apart? How big is this job? What am I in for?


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Does it make sense to do both at the same time? What about doing the bearings while I am there?

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The right front seal is not a hard job, but is frustrating because getting access and getting the seal in straight is a chore; buy a couple extra. As for the drivers side, you need to remove both axles and the carrier to change that one; leave it alone unless it's leaking.

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The right front seal is not a hard job, but is frustrating because getting access and getting the seal in straight is a chore; buy a couple extra. As for the drivers side, you need to remove both axles and the carrier to change that one; leave it alone unless it's leaking.
Good advise.

Buy three seals in case you wreck them. Expect it. You can return the seals that you do not use.

Do a search on replacing the front seals. It is a frustrating job but very doable.

If you see any leaking on the driver side now will be the time to replace it. If no leaking just leave it alone.

If you do have to replace the driver side seal now would be a good time to throw in a Aussie Locker.
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Thanks guys. I will just do the passenger side. But great thinking on the Aussie. Since I have to remove the gears anyway, might as well!

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