Mechanics

REAR AXLE SEAL

2008 Suzuki SX4

Tires and Wheels problem
2008 Suzuki SX4 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic 65500 miles

When having my oil changed they said that my right rear axle seal is leaking. Is this something common and is it hard or expensive to repair.
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Bkconley1
April 21, 2010.




OIL LEAK IDENTIFICATION
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): TS 07 07018, Date of Issue: July 01, 2008
SUZUKI: ALL
SECTION: General Information

Related Ref Number(s): TS 07 07018
ARTICLE BEGINNING
CONDITION
Signs of oil leakage from any component which contains oil.
CAUSE
It is possible for some oil and /or assembly lube to pass through the seal and leave residue around and below the seal. THIS IS NORMAL AND IS NOT CONSIDERED A LEAK!
CORRECTION
This residue does not indicate that a seal or gasket requires replacement!
An oil leak will leave oil on the ground. If oil residue is found around any weep hole, seal or mating surface, do not replace the seal, gasket, or re-seal, this is not considered a leak. (See below)
If the oil residue is found and oil is visibly leaking from the weep hole, seal or mating surface enough to drip on to the ground, replace the seal, gasket, or sealant by following the service manual procedure.

Dave H
Apr 22, 2010.


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