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Old 08-28-2011, 08:20 AM
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drivers side front u-joint where the yoke goes into the diff, that seal is loose, and there is alot of old grease all over the place around that seal, what is wrong, and any ideas on an easy way to fix......
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I believe that seal you talking about is the dust sheild at the end of the tube. It won't leak any fluid, but it will let dust and dirt up into the axle tube. Personally I wouldn't worry about it untill you have to have the axle out for something. The grease buildup is probably just from grease off the u-joint or ball joint.
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I believe that seal you talking about is the dust sheild at the end of the tube. It won't leak any fluid, but it will let dust and dirt up into the axle tube. Personally I wouldn't worry about it untill you have to have the axle out for something. The grease buildup is probably just from grease off the u-joint or ball joint.
Also whenever i hit bumps it has a clunking noise or chatter noise all shocks, are tight, ball joints are good, i was reading on here about some bearing needles or something like that could be bad, i dont know, the yoke barley slides in and out,
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I would guess either you have a unit bearing going out, or sway bar bushings. Jack your front end up about an inch off the ground and pur a large prybar or pipe, and pry up on the tire and see if has any play. You may want to have someone else move the tire and you look to see if anything is moving.
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drivers side front u-joint where the yoke goes into the diff, that seal is loose, and there is alot of old grease all over the place around that seal, what is wrong, and any ideas on an easy way to fix......
The driveshaft bolts to the yoke, the yoke in turn delivers the twisting action into the differential? If that is what you are talking about that is a pinion seal.
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