Name that leak....

13ADVX Oct 6, 2019

  1. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    I don't quite understand this. it looks like the u-joint is shooting oil on the underside of the X. i thought it might be the seal but the case looks dry.
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  2. 545

    545 Test Drive

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    Ohh, thats definitely the rear output shaft seal
    If you cant replace it right away, make sure to top off your transfer case fluid

    Also replace the front seal, and get the new style for the front, comes with a new flange, if you dont have it already. just search for details
     
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  3. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    What he said ^^
     
  4. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    Well that sucks but she's been good to me for almost 2 straight years with no bitching.

    5 mins on the google and I feel pretty good about this repair. Thanks for the help.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019
  5. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    I have the same thing happening with mine, I've been waiting for the weather to cool down some so it looks like I'll be taking this on soon. From what I remember it's a pretty straightforward job.
     
  6. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    yeah it doesn't look too bad. I think i'll knock it out next weekend.
     
  7. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    Just checked the FSM to see if it had any good tips.

    I love when they say use a 'suitable tool' and the ref image just shows a guy just prying at it with a flat tip and then beating it with a hammer, all they need to add are some comic book style captions with some grunts and swearing lol.

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  8. meisanerd

    meisanerd Bought an X

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    My favorites are always the "Special Service Tool XXXX.XXXX" (I think that one is more Toyota, though), where it is basically the same thing, some sort of wedge device, screwdriver, or wrench...
     
  9. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    well that was a pain in the ass. tools and parts cost around $120 plus 2 hours of my time but its done.
     
  10. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    Well there goes my enthusiasm for the job lol. What extra tools did you end up having to buy for it?
     
  11. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    let me break down why the cost was high. I bought a nicer fluid pump to refill the case after the job was done $15, a drip pan $10, some cleaner and towels $15. I paid 80 from the dealer for the front AND rear seal plus 3 quarts of fluid. 3 because the capacity is a little over 2.

    And as luck would have it I got to do it again the next day. In my frustration of the time wasted on getting the driveshaft out I didn't put sealant around the outside of the seal and it was leaking.

    DO NOT use a razor blade to cut out the old seal as suggested in the write up on TNX. i put a small scratch on the inside where the seals sits and because i didn't use sealant the fluid started leaking out the next day. Second time around and using the proper tool to pull the seal plus sealant and i'm in the clear, no more leaky rear end.
     
  12. General_Tarfun

    General_Tarfun Bought an X

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    Damn that's more involved than was thinking it would be, didn't realize it would lose fluid once the seal is removed as obvious as it sounds now or that it needed sealant. I need to replace the seal on the rear diff input too and after reading about how easy it is to mess that one up I might let the dealer handle these for me. Here's hoping for a reasonable quote lol.
     
  13. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    After doing it twice now I think anyone with patience could do this. the only tool I highly recommend having handy, other than a torque wrench, is a piece of pvc that is the same diameter as the seal to make install easy.
     
  14. Xterrorista

    Xterrorista Wheeling Supporting Member

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    So for all us listeners out here, 'bout what size chunka pvc would that be?
     
  15. 13ADVX

    13ADVX Bought an X

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    im sorry to say i didn't measure. i used a large socket. you could always buy the seal and then head to the hardware store.
     

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