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Old 07-02-2003, 10:42 PM   #1
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I just replaced both axle seals when I did the clutch and AL flywheel. They seemed to install alright, lock rings fit back in place as well. At this point, they are both seeping. I haven't lost a great amount of fluid, but they are both definitely leaking tranny oil. I am going to do the job over, and wonder if anyone has some tips to get them to seal. I used Saturn parts the first time, should I again?
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make sure your axles don't have any burrs on them that could of cut the new seals.are they leaking from the axle area or the outer edge of the seal where it mates with the case.I like to put a little sealer on the outer edge of the axle seals before installing them. aside from that just make sure they are flat against the case.
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Another tip is to put some grease inside the seal where the coil spring tensioner for the seal is. This will stop the coil spring from coming out when you are installing the seal. Also put some grease on seal where it will be on the axle shaft to give it some lubrication so that it does not run dry. Any grease that the seal comes with from the factory is useless because I have seen this grease totally untouched on some seals when I am replacing them for leaks.
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