OK, here goes.
Have a bad driver side front diff oil seal. Doing the CVs while I'm at it.
Background- had a center diff bearing fail (shatter) 20K ago, split the tranny, found the bearing fragments and replaced no problem (also found some other old fragments of hardened metal from something else which failed and was repaired prior to my owning it). Kept the old seals and slid the halves back over the diff seals. Did not reset the backlash with the differential side retainers when it went back together (pops reassembled while I was at work, he couldn't help himself).
Must I pull the trans to do this job like the manual calls out, or can I simply pull the side retainer, swap the seal & O-ring and reinstall the side retainer to the same exact point (indexing its original position/turns)?
If I must pull the trans its all good, have all the necessary tools/equipment.
Edited by poolskaterpt, 13 March 2014 - 12:57 AM.