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Author Topic:   9" rearend help
posted September 13, 2001 10:52 PM
Do any of you guys have trouble with the right side axle seal leaking. I have tried new seals and silicone but still leaks. any ideas?

posted September 15, 2001 10:13 PM
What type rear end do you have? I know on a ford 9inch there is an inner seal that gose in the axle tube so that the axle wont leak..

posted September 15, 2001 10:15 PM           
Yup, you better make sure the axle is not bent. If it's straight, make sure the housing is. You also need to make sure the wheel is mounting centered, your lug holes could be wallerd out.

posted September 24, 2001 10:28 PM
leaking or seeping ? Check the axle machined area that the seal rides on for abrasions.

You can also buy an inner axle seal that goes inside the rearend housing to limit lubricant to the right side. These even take car of axle shaft runout.

Speedway has them but they are about 55 bucks...I guess that is cheaper than burning up a center section for lack of lubrication.

Layne Direct Drive Transmissions

posted September 25, 2001 10:05 AM
Thanks for the reply, I have seen the axle seals for the inner portion of the housing, but they indicate they are not for stock housings. If I would use one what problem could they cause? thanks for the help.

posted September 25, 2001 06:36 PM
Cheap Fix. Take a piece of roll bar padding and put in the axle tube an push your axle thru it. Keeps the grease from getting to the seal

posted September 25, 2001 09:02 PM
????? Roll bar padding ????? What happens when it comes apart??

posted September 26, 2001 10:10 AM
1.If the padding comes apart it is soft enough that it won't hurt anything.

2.When you reduce the amout of slosh to the right rear, you also reduce the amount of forced leakage.

Yes you need to check all the above but the padding trick does work.


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