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How do you change a axle shaft seal?
To replace the seal, take the following steps:
- Jack up one side of your truck to take the weight off the wheel.
- Remove the wheel.
- Remove the axle shaft.
- Remove the hub retaining hardware.
- Slide off the hub and drum as a unit.
- Replace the seal behind the hub.
- Put everything back together in the reverse order of removal.
What is a transaxle seal?
An axle seal is the part of the vehicle that connects the axle to the rear differential, or the transmission. The purpose of the axle seal is to keep transmission fluid from leaking. If the leaking axle seal does not get fixed soon and the transmission is slipping, you could cause permanent damage to the transmission.
Should I replace axle seal?
It is very important to replace axle seals because major damage, such as saturated brake pads and shoes and brake failure. An axle leak could also cause major damage to the differential ring and pinion and bearing assemblies, ruining the entire rear axle in severe cases.
What happens if axle seal leaks?
An axle seal leaks more during highway driving, so the oil drops on the driveway may not always be present. As more fluid is leaked out, the transmission fluid level drops and the transmission will start slipping. If not caught in time, the transmission may even get permanently damaged.
How long does it take to replace an axle seal?
Side 1 will take 45 minutes, side 2 will take 20. Also may want to bleed the rear brake lines if you’re not careful with capping them off when you remove the drum/axle assembly…
How long does it take for Lucas oil Stop leak to work?
It may take 400 miles or more (mine took this long) for it to work itself into the seals and affected area’s. Don’t expect magic to happen after a few days. Continue to monitor and check your engine oil levels and top up when needed. Remember, as it takes time to work your engine may still leak hence check and top up.