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Well, I think I sprung a leak...

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    Well, I think I sprung a leak...

    Took the ol' TA to the base auto hobby shop for an oil change. Once on the lift, I notice this (see pics) on the right rear wheel brake: The inside of the wheel and brake are covered in gunk from an obvious seep. It doesn't look to be leaking from the line. What are your thoughts?

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    Here's the other rear brake for comparison...
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    axle seal shot?

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    Yea that's what I was about to say, clean it up real good and take it for a short drive and see if you can pin point where it's coming from!!

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    Damn. Gonna clean it up today then.

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    Agree. Looks like an axle seal to me. Not terrible to change, but you have to drop your rear cover and pull the axle to do it.

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    Got it cleaned up. Gonna take a look at it after a bit.

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    Dropped it off at a reputable garage last night since I am in flight school right now and am double pumping 2 flights a day. Hope to hear from them later on today. Do you guys have an estimate of how much the axle seal replacement would cost me?

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    labor on it is just 1.4 a side according to the book so it just depends on how much the shop charges per hour

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    $1000...
    I guess the good side is I'm getting new axles, bearings, and seals on both sides + new pinion seal while we have it cracked open.

    I wish I could've done the work myself tho- that seems kinda steep. Can anyone weigh in on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weberje View Post
    $1000...
    I guess the good side is I'm getting new axles, bearings, and seals on both sides + new pinion seal while we have it cracked open.

    I wish I could've done the work myself tho- that seems kinda steep. Can anyone weigh in on that?
    Damn for not too much more you could put a 9" in there. Seems a bit steep. I dont see why you would need both axles or even anything on the other side. It should be less than half that. A new axle is right around $200 from the dealership. All you should need is an axle seal. I would look around some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One_Bad_TA View Post
    Damn for not too much more you could put a 9" in there. Seems a bit steep. I dont see why you would need both axles or even anything on the other side. It should be less than half that. A new axle is right around $200 from the dealership. All you should need is an axle seal. I would look around some more.
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    thats pretty close to the price of a NEW 12 bolt

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