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Write up for axle seal?

Postby Wazzy-560 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:52 pm

Anyone have a write up or tips for doing axle seals on the trans?

Is it easier to just pull the trans?
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Postby Riddler » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:00 pm

Nope, pull the axle, collect fluid, change seal, pop axle back in and refill fluid.

I've done this fix for $40.00 for people.

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Postby Wazzy-560 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:03 pm

awesome sounds way easier than I was thinking.

I was worried about being able too get my hand in the area of the seals but sounds like wont be a problem.
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Postby ZippyR/T » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:09 pm

ATX = annoying.. MTX just kill the oil seal prying and pliering it out.. then tap the new one in with something flat so its even.. drain fluid? never.. jack up one side of the car only and save the fluid.

may need to unbolt and take axle outa hub

to pop axle.. unboolt and pop the ball joint.. crow bar on control arm works nice.. then tap it outa the tranny using notches provided
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Postby Wazzy-560 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:22 pm

yeah i've taken the axles out a few times before. I know how to get down in there.

I want to drain the fluid and refill trans anyways so no need to save the fluid.

It was sitting for 3 years before I got it and want to change fluid now that I have a few miles on it.
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Postby dawm » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:25 pm

this tool will make pulling the seal a breeze! You just get it inside on the inner edge of the seal and pry it out, no need to mess with a screwdriver trying to get behind the outer edge of the seal. Its the same style tool Kevin used when we put the OBX in my trans. Oh and its only $4.99 :P

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Postby Wazzy-560 » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:50 pm

I <3 Harbor Freight!
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Postby Wazzy-560 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:39 pm

That wasn't bad at all.

Just a fellow tip. Don't have a oil pan sitting under the trans. After you drain your oil. Move it out of the way so nothing like a huge socket falls into it and splash tranny oil everywhere.
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Postby Themicles » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:07 am

PDB-560 wrote:That wasn't bad at all.

Just a fellow tip. Don't have a oil pan sitting under the trans. After you drain your oil. Move it out of the way so nothing like a huge socket falls into it and splash tranny oil everywhere.

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