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    Rear Axle Seal Replacement

    Hello there,
    I searched but could not seem to locate the advice I was looking for. I hear tell it's a bit tricky to replace my right rear outer axle seal. I've done it on Fords and Chevys before. Anything I should know? Do I need to pull the ring/pinion cover and remove a clip or do I remove the 4 bolts at the outer axle and simply pull it out like my old Fords?
    Also, I need to replace the rear trans seal. Now I don't think there's any more to that besides pulling the driveshaft - sound right?
    Thanks a bunch,
    BILL
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    ont he axle, you gotta pop the cover off the diff, remove the center pin and pull the c clip. then its easy from there on out. not sure aobut the trans
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    the output shaft seal, rear most of the trans, yep drop the shaft and then pop it out and pound the new one in

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    Thanks fellas.
    I was told I need to put synthetic back in the differential. True?
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    yeah use the friction modifier
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley G View Post
    yeah use the friction modifier
    some synthetics already have it, just make sure when you buy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImpalaSlayer View Post
    some synthetics already have it, just make sure when you buy it
    What ^^He^^Said.

    Make sure the bottle has "LS" on it -> Limited Slip.

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    Regarding the diff fluid:
    when I used Amsoil many years ago in my 8.8 Mustang diff, I called Amsoil and they told me I didn't need to add it.
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    So if the bottle says Limited Slip or LS on it should I still add the friction modifier?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lalk View Post
    So if the bottle says Limited Slip or LS on it should I still add the friction modifier?
    You should not have to unless you hear the clutches 'chatter' around corners (making a turn) so I have been told.

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    If your axle seals are leaking, you might still have the defective axles.

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    Contact Blackened300M he just did his axle seals and bearings a few months ago. Luckily his axles were in great shape but like previous post stated you may find some wear on yours so be prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lalk View Post
    So if the bottle says Limited Slip or LS on it should I still add the friction modifier?
    If you are using a synthetic gear oil you don't need to add friction modifier.
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    To remove the axles, you'll have to remove the diff cover to remove the "C" clips that prevent the axe from walking out of the housing.
    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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    "The only way to deal with the Islamic State - these blood thirsty, blood-drunken, terrorists -
    is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one, then you kill his pet goat."

    Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters

    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
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    look closely at the condition of the axle where the wheel bearing rides. if it's all chewed up like this one, you'll need a new axle.



    while you've got the axle removed, you should consider replacing the e-brake shoes. the friction material has a habit of rust-jacking off the backing plate and falling off once a car gets to be several years old.



    here's a link to more pictures:

    http://www.p71interceptor.com/brakes...pictures/2005/

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