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post #1 of 4 Old 06-17-2019, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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New rear axle seal leak, new axle next?

Got about 176K on my 99. Started to get a leak at the rear passenger axle seal so had my mechanic replace it along with the bearing. Its been about a week and the seal is still leaking. He is thinking of trying another seal, but the brand he used is a good brand, skf from NAPA I believe. Is it possible the axle could have gotten a groove in it allowing fluid to leak past the seal? I'm guessing if so I might need to get a new axle as well.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-17-2019, 10:15 PM
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He should have seen a groove. Have him replace seal for no labor!


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I replaced both of my rear axle seals/bearings with National from O'Reilly. One leaked. Replaced that one with a Timkin that I bought from Summit, which is holding. So maybe you should give the Timkin a try. Worth a shot.


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ok mostly just repairs, but we are closing in on a lift
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-18-2019, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, he is a good guy. Im sure he will treat me right. Just trying to figure out the next steps. Ill suggest the timkin. If i need a new axle. Where is a good place to go for that?
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