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Old 12-26-2012, 03:03 PM   #5
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2002 L-Series 2.2L Wagon
Default Re: 2004 L300-1 Auto Axle Seal - Drv & Pass sides

Finally got the job done. This time the inner shaft came out with Pass side axle, replaced inner sleeve but old snap rings were fine so left them alone. Changed outer seal on both sides & poured Walmart SuperTech red high-mileage Dexron which is cheaper than regular variety.

So we used 1 each of the AC Delco seat kit & Timken outer seal from rockauto, smearing all surfaces with coat of grease. Luckily my mechanic loaned a GM seal pullers/installer & used sockets/pipes as needed. Replaced a CV axle with very cheap one from carpartswholesale, put a new nut on it but changed both cotter pins weak from bending twice.

Total labor $165 for both sides, I bought parts & ATF. No leak so far but I had recently gotten an alignment including slotting rear struts to correct camber. Talked alignment guy into setting angles once again :-)

Thanks much for your valuable advice, my last question:

My auto trans has a cap but no dipstick to check level, should I just fill slowly to max capacity?

Cheers.
AB.

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