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Old 03-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #1
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Gear oil leak

So It appears that she's leaking gear oil! It's hard to explain where exactly the leak or (leak's) are coming from and hopefully the pictures will help but here my questions are:

What kinda of seals do I need?
(I already have an inner seal but what about for the axle near the rotor?)
Can this be fixed with out taking the entire axle off?

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:53 PM   #2
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The inner seals are all you need (front), no seal at the hub end. You will have to pull the axle shafts back and remove the carrier. I recommend pulling the axles all the way back and running a shop vac hose down the axle tubes to get sand and debris out so you don't contaminate the new seals when you put the axles back in. Don't forget to put a little grease between the lips of the rubber seal so the new seals won't tear from being dry. Also, I put a small bead of rtv around the outer part of the seal where it goes into the housing to avoid any nuisance leaks.

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^^^ This and be sure to put your bearing caps back on the way the came off...if you look closely at them you'll see a letter stamped on them which will correspond to a letter stamp on the pumpkin next to it.
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The inner seals are all you need (front), no seal at the hub end. You will have to pull the axle shafts back and remove the carrier. I recommend pulling the axles all the way back and running a shop vac hose down the axle tubes to get sand and debris out so you don't contaminate the new seals when you put the axles back in. Don't forget to put a little grease between the lips of the rubber seal so the new seals won't tear from being dry. Also, I put a small bead of rtv around the outer part of the seal where it goes into the housing to avoid any nuisance leaks.
Awesome thanks a bunch! So just to clarify, I only need the inner seals and no seals for the axle?

And would you recommend getting the tool?
http://completeoffroad.com/i-122839-...tion-tool.html
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Old 03-26-2014, 04:49 PM   #5
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That is correct. The inner seals are the only axle seals on the front. There are two types available, but both will fit. The better ones have a metal lead in open to the tube side that will make it easier to guide your axles back in. Either type will work but if you don't have the ones with the guide, just use a little extra caution when pushing your shafts back in not to damage the new seals.
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