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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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front axle seal

I.just replaced the passenger side axle u.joint. went out tonight and noticed little bit of diff fluid on.the ground and on.the knuckle. Did I need to grease anything up.putting axle shaft.back.in? Did I trash the seal? I'm hoping that was.just the remainder of the

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Unread 08-16-2011, 07:36 PM   #2
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Remainder of the diff fluid that got lose during shaft removal.
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Unread 08-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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I'd just wipe it all down and drive it, check it in a couple of days and see if more lube has come out. It's very possible that what you're seeing is just lube that's gotten past the seal when pulling the shaft. If it's still leaking though you're likely gonna need a new seal.
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rock on. thanks! thats what i figured. I couldn't figure out why my garage stunk...until now. LOL. Thanks everyone! New Seal is replaced from the inside isn't it? From the vac disconnect area?
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rock on. thanks! thats what i figured. I couldn't figure out why my garage stunk...until now. LOL. Thanks everyone! New Seal is replaced from the inside isn't it? From the vac disconnect area?
Yes, that seal is just outboard of the vac disconnect.
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Unread 08-17-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
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It is a PIA to replace without the right tools. I spent 2 days and 2 seals before stopping to get the correct tools for the job. Now I can replace one in about an hour.

Do a search and you will find the post with part numbers for the tools needed. They are a little pricey. I went the cheap route and got the universal seal press kit from Harbor Freight and used my drill and bench grinder to size the closes one down to fit the seal. With some all-thread, couple nuts, some fender washers and the customized seal press I can have the old one out and the new one in in no time.
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