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Rear Diff Front oil seal questions
Posted 19 October 2011 - 07:49 PM
The front oil seal on the rear diff is loosing gear oil. Just enough to worry me, and to splash gear oil onto the exhaust pipe.
Makes for a wonderful odor:D
Question though. My shop manual doesnt cover replacement of this seal. I have the exploded diagram, but no info.
Does this pinion use a "self locking" one-time-use nut, and what torque values must it be set to on reassembly?
Thanks for any help!
Posted 21 October 2011 - 08:38 PM
I did find the seal. Dealer had one in stock, $16
Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:15 PM
Red loctite or the equivalent permatex product can allow reuse of such nuts if needed.
Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:21 PM
According to my shop manual it uses fixed spacers and shims.
So if I mark the location of the nut prior to removal, and lock9tite it back in the same location after replacing the seal everything should be good to go?
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