Help, thezentree noticed a puddle of gear oil comin out of my axle tube tonight. This is the inner axle seal correct? What all has to come apart to replace this? I have taken my front axle down as far as the spindle before, never taken the spindle off. I can do the whole wheel bearing repack without too much trouble. So, from what I see, I take the spindle nuts(or bolts, cant remember) off, take the brake bracket off, beat the spindle off, pull off the backing plate. Now, does the axle shaft assembly just slide out of the axle, or do I have to do the hokey pokey and shake it all about, to get it to slide out? Once its out, the seal should be visible correct? Do I need any special tools to remove this? I dont have a seal puller, does it have a flange over the end of the axle tube I could pry it out by? That is how I replaced the seal on the output of my np208. EDIT: Researching online reveals there is also a seal inside the axle tube, next to the pumpkin(atleast on a D44). If this is the case w/ a 10 bolt as well. Which would be the one needing to be replaced? This is getting more complicated the more I read. What exactly is that seal called? All the parts counter people around here are morons. Also, what are the torque values for the spindle nuts(or bolts)? I cant seem to find them in any of my manuals. Thanks guys, always something with this thing. Chris.