I went to the mechanic today... he told me that a rear axle leak cannot be fixed - he says it has to be replaced including the ball bearings and cons. He said that the axle seal cannot be replaced without removing the ball bearings and cons, and by removing these, they automatically get damaged; hence the full thingie needs to be replaced. This will cost $$$.
Is the mechanic taking me for a ride? Can a rear axle leak be fixed keeping the ball bearing and cons intact?
Whats a brake cylinder? He says that too needs to be replaced. Cant it just be fixed?
By the way, shez a 99 TJ soft top with a 2" lift kit.