At some point in removing the old shafts, the seal that fits on the inside of the transaxle/differential got really ripped. The one I got from the parts place looked similar and fit in the groove, but apparently it didn't stay because fluid is leaking out! I'm not sure if it is just that seal not being quite right, or if my shaft somehow isn't in all the way...the only reason I fear it's not in all the way is because it seemed almost too short when I went to put it back in the hub, and when the axle nut was tightened and the ball joints reattached to the control arm, it kind of pulled out the rubber boot...instead of all the kinks (whatever you call them) being kinked, one got pulled flat. But it seemed to drive fine and feels tighter than the last time I did it!
So is this fluid leak just a bad seal or is it because my shaft isn't in all the way, having been somehow pulled tight by being reattached to the rest of the front end?
Here's a pic of the seal and the little metal wire thingie that was along the inside.
have the same problem?
Friday, June 12th, 2009 AT 7:48 PM