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Re: Front axle seal replacement?
I did the same replacement last week. I used a flashlight and shined it inside the axle to "see" what was in there. The tube near the diff has a cone looking apparatus that when you slide the axle back in, looks like the axle will slide up the cone and NOT disrupt any seals in the diff. I could be wrong, but that's what it looked like to me.
I also have oil leaking (small drips) out of the axle tube, but I had the truck slightly off level on the jack stands and the oil had already seeped into the axle tube before I put the axles back in.
I'm assuming that most of the oil will drain from the axle tube and eventually just be some minor seepage.
I would almost bet that if we had drained the diff prior to removing the axles, that you would have no leakage from your axle tubes.
Anyone else have a take on this?
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