Just a curious question. I had some time to kill while I was waiting for something to finish at work so I was browsing Stu Olson's write up's D-30 Axle Shaft Seal Replacement - 1
I had my axle shafts out over the weekend installing tube seals. and that got me thinking about the Axle shaft oil seals. On the site he says oil was dripping in the driveway. My question is, if an axle shaft seal was leaking wouldn't it just leak into the tube? I mean how do you know when a seal goes bad and starts leaking? Wouldn't it have to leak into the tube and come out the shaft at the driver or pass side? I have seals in there now so no oil would leak out of the end of the tube even if seal was leaking, how would you know to replace them or if there leaking?