I checked the level of the fluid when greasing the front end last week and I noticed a sludgy buildup on the end of the front passenger side axle. I noticed it because there was a label there the oil and road grime was covering it. I haven't checked back to see if any has accumulated there again.
If that is gear oil, then the axle seal is gone, correct? If the oil has been leaking for a while, bearings would be worn down, making a noise, right?
Is there any way to determine whether an axle bearing is gone compared to a carrier or pinion bearing?
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 AT 10:47 PM