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Front axle Leak?

Front axle Leak?

Postby justlkn [OP] » May 09 2013, 2:40am

While installing my steering stabilizer today I noticed a small amount of what looked like motor oil on the front driver's side axle. It looks like it originated from the shaft area then ran to the bottom of the case then dripped on to the skid plate. It was a minor amount and I could not actually see where it came from. Does this look like it could be leaking? I wiped it off and cleaned it so I could recheck it in a week or so. The pic is looking at the bottom up with the shaft going towards the drivers side.

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Glenn
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby MDK430 » May 09 2013, 5:52am

Sure does look like a axle leak, I had the same thing except on passenger side, took me about a hour to replace the seal I've heard that the drivers side is easy, look on YouTube they have a lot of great how tos
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby ASTE25 » May 09 2013, 8:02am

I'd say it's the axle shaft seal. It's a pretty common problem.
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby led0321 » May 14 2013, 2:23am

I think mine is doing it too, how easy is it for a average guy to fix?
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby MDK430 » May 14 2013, 3:03am

Easy, i did it a week ago and i was suprised with how simple it is, do not take off the cv axle i was able to just slide my shaft off. a youtube video by i belive mr silly man helped me out alot watch some videos on youtube and you can do it in about 2 hours. Theres 6 bolts on the cv axle, 2 holding the shaft up and 5 connecting the shaft to the transfer case, Dont forget to unplug the encoder motor, there is also a clip on the top of the axle tube holding the wire so make sure you undo this.
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby 69superbee » May 19 2013, 3:57pm

I have an 06 and the driver side axle seal is leaking.Can I pull the short shaft out with the diff in the truck.I am worried about the clip inside
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby MDK430 » May 19 2013, 5:45pm

you could use a slide hammer but i was able to slip it free by hand
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Re: Front axle Leak?

Postby 69superbee » May 20 2013, 9:16pm

It took me less than an hour to change my left side seal ,It was very simple
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