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Old 12-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #3
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North NJ
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2002 L-Series 2.2L Wagon
Default Re: 2004 L300-1 Auto Axle Seal - Drv & Pass sides

Thanks boss, very exhaustive & useful details on a difficult task. Please confirm:

1. Drv side: Seal with snap ring installed from inside, no inner sleeve.
2. Pass side: Seal w/out snap ring installed from outside, inner sleeve with snap ring (don't remove & try to keep its snap ring).
3. Repair manuals recommend using gasket sealant.
4. Drv side axle shaft sticking out due to auto trans final shaft, not to worry unless heavy play from CV joints in Z-position to compensate.
5. What model of seal puller/installer can you sell me?

Saturn service quotes above $500 labor alone, I will check AAMCO but those crooks will trick me into a costly tranny job after dismantling. I have an independent guy with GM experience quote $165 labor if I bring parts.

PS: The AC Delco & Timken models on my original post are identical, the former kit includes sleeve & 2 snap rings. So if I am lucky I may get away with 2 Timkens or 1 of each although I will keep backups.

Thanks again.


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