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Front axle leaking! Input Please...

Hey guys,

I noticed the other day that my front axle is leaking. Its not a ton, but defiantly dripping a little on the ground. What do you think is the culprit, and what do you think needs to be done/replaced to fix?

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Is there some type of bearing/seal that is shot? Im hoping this is a DIY project. Input/ suggestions are appreciated!

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Any hints on the problem? Is it fixable yourself?

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Your pics arn't showing up. Is the leak from the pumpkin or out by the wheels?


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Your pics arn't showing up. Is the leak from the pumpkin or out by the wheels?
Thanks for the reply. Bummer on the pictures. The show up on my tablet and computer. Anyways, it is leaking out by the wheels where the axle shaft comes out towards the spindle.

Im hoping this is a DIY seal/bearing replacement or something. Thoughts?

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Hey Guys,

Anyone have any advice on whats going out? Possible a link to a fix? Part? etc. Here are a few more picts. What are your thoughts?





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You definately have a seal leaking. Unfortunately i don't know if there is a bearing there or not. I would think there is.
i will try and find and exploded view but it may be tomorrow till im on my pc.

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There is no bearing, or even a real seal at the end of the axle tube. Inside that tube it's actually supposed to be dry...

The Axle seal is in the center section and you need to take the carrier out to replace them. Not something you need more than moderate mechanical skills and a 1/2 day to do Just be careful, keep stuff really clean.

Take a look at this thread -> Inner axle seal replacement
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Glad you chimed in!
I knew there was something but haven't gotten into that area yet.

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Thanks for the info guys!!! That is exactly what I was looking for. I read through it and that sounds like a project. Ill probably be tracking down a friend/mechanic to help out. I'm planning to do ball joints, hubs, rotors, seals, tie rod ends, etc. So might as well dive head first into the deep end. Oh boy, there goes some $$$! haha

Thanks again, anything else I should add to the list while I'm there?

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I would look into replacing the u-joints too.
I would if i was gonna do all that other stuff.

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