Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Hubs Not Holding Vacuum
I replaced main axle seals, yellow O Rings, and hub O Rings when I did my ball joints about a year ago. ESOF has worked fine since then. However, since I recently noticed fluid dripping from the axle shaft, I suppose I damaged one on the axle inner seals when I did the ball joints.
I had a shop replace the inner seals and now neither of my hubs will hold vacuum. The shop says that all of the seals looked new (which they were) so they did not replace any of them. Please don't bother to ask me about the other ESOF system components. I disconnected the vac hose behind the wheel and used my Mighty Vac and a 3 ft piece of hose to apply vacuum directly to the hub. The problem IS the hubs not holding vacuum.
Any ideas on what the likely cause off this problem might be? I sure hope its not the main axle seals (the big, expensive, hard to replace ones!)
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Last edited by tperk100; 07-08-2016 at 10:19 AM.