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rear diff leak

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#1 baccaruda



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Posted 06 November 2003 - 11:32 PM

so my car's been sitting for a month. I hope to start it tomorrow after putting in the radiator and setting the timing.. but there's a little puddle of gear oil under the rear differential. I'm aware that seals can shrink and leak a little when a car isn't used..
the leak is at the front of the diff where the case receives the input from the driveshaft. Might I expect this leak to go away when I drive the car regularly again? I have no problem with getting an open 3.7 diff and swapping my LSD pumpkin over, but i thought I'd ask if this is likely to be a permanent problem?
and yes I'll top it off before driving regardless :P

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:08 AM

Andy, any shop can spin the pinion/coupler off and install a new seal for you. Shouldn't take long either.

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 12:08 PM

hmm, that sounds allright.. thanks!



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Posted 08 November 2003 - 11:18 AM

Andy, I have a FSM supp. that has the procedure for that, looks real easy, let me know if you need it. All you need is a new seal and a dial inch pounds torque wrench. This can be done in the car.

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