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think I got a problem

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by LittlecountryK15, Apr 11, 2005.

  1. LittlecountryK15

    LittlecountryK15 Registered Member

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    in my front axel there is fluid running out of the end on the drivers side...I would guess its a blown gasket but I really have no idea.

    any ideas
     
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    There are axle seals in the differential housing. It sounds like one is blown. The R&R procedure requires removing the axle, pulling the gear carrier, driving out the old seal, and putting in the new seal. This is a good time to do both seals, bearings, etc. You don't need to remove the knuckles unless you want to replace your ball joints.
     
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    i'll second that :thumb:
     
  4. LittlecountryK15

    LittlecountryK15 Registered Member

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    thanks.....do you know about how much that will cost
     
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    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    About $500 if you totaly go through it and replace al lthe seals (including at the wheels) ball joints and tie rods. Thats parts. The seals that are leaking are about $20 BUT you have to take all the other stuff apart to get to them. Might as well get it ready for the next 150,000 miles.

    Labor I have no idea.
     
  6. LittlecountryK15

    LittlecountryK15 Registered Member

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    man that really sucks.....I got alot of other stuff that I need to be doing but this is going to have to come first I guess.....thanks again guys for all the help
     
  7. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah my drivers side started leaking after my last wheeling trip. I need to take care of it but I'm saving for 4.88's And I'll take care of it then.
     

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