Changing out the front pinion seal and right side seal on the transfer case?
My '05 WK is leaking fluid, and when I had it at the stealership they said the front pinion seal needed to be replaced and the right side seal on the transfer case needs to be replaced.
I've already looked into changing out the pinion seal, and I think I've determined it's not something I should try in my garage, simply because I don't think I'll be able to torque the pinion nut correctly.
So, my question is this.. if I take it to a shop for the seals to get replaced, do they drain the fluid out?
For the torque on the pinion nut, just mark the nut in relation to the pinion itself and tighten to that location again when installed. You could also count the amount of turns when pulling the nut off, kind of difficult if using and impact though. Which seal exactly is leaking on the transfer case? Any pics?
Yeah they mention in the FSM. The sake instructions for just about any pinion seal. Using a inch lbs. torque wrench isn't necessary especially since these have crush collars that are already crushed and set at the time of pinion install. Marking the nut in relation to the pinion is the easiest. As for the TC seal I can't think of anything really on the side, maybe the TC motor?
Yup. Pretty easy swap. Once you open the diff you'll see the solenoid sitting right next to the carrier. If you change out the solenoid I'd go ahead and swap in a new wiring harness as well. Cheap and extra insurance.
That makes more sense. I just changed the drivers side axle seal, I assume that's the left one. Pretty easy and straight forward. The passenger side one i believe you need a puller for the intermediate shaft. I'm sure you could rig something up with a slide hammer though.