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Should I change axle seals?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90K5, Apr 5, 2002.

  1. 90K5

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    I jsut took out my axleshafts because one of them had some twisted splines on it, and I am in the process of replacing it. My rearend was rebuilt about 10K ago, and I need to know if I have to replace the axle seals...will they leak if I use the ones that are in there? - by this I mean are they only good for one installation of an axleshaft? Thanks
     
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    no they arent just good for one installation. if they didnt leak before I probably wouldnt replace em.. just watch you dont tear em up pulling the axle out or putting the new one in. Id grease em up a little first

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  3. 90K5

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    Well, they don't seem to be leaking yet...got the new axle in, replaced the wheel studs, new gear oil...obviously...to anyone who has to pull out the axles, it is a really simple job, took me a total of about an hour and a half...just because it was the first time, and I was being real careful
     

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