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    axle seal leak

    check this out, went to the dealer to have my oil changed and had them check out a possible leak on the car, they call me and tell me that the axle seal is leaking and its going to cost 600 bucks to replace it, i about shit myself
    im out of warranty. i really need an extended warranty i guess
    i just cant believe it cost that much to replace the damn thing

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    Common problem, biggest factor is the labor with everything that needs to be dropped to get at it. Replace the fuel filter while that area is open..........

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    are u talking about the rear differential cover? i know those things leak a lot. of so... its not too bad to replace, but it involves pulling the axle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z28punk View Post
    are u talking about the rear differential cover? i know those things leak a lot. of so... its not too bad to replace, but it involves pulling the axle.
    You don't need to pull the axles to replace the rear differential cover at all. Its simple and straightforward - Unbolt the cover, drain the fluid in the process, replace the gasket, bolt the cover back on, and refill the diff with fluid through the fill hole. Very easy.

    Now if you're talking about the rear axle seals, which is what the author of the thread mentioned, that involved pulling the axle to replace the seal.

    To change the axle seals, you just do this: Take off the wheels, unbolt the calipers from the mounts, remove the rotors, pull the rear diff cover, remove the c-clips that hold the axles in place, carefully slide out the axle, pry out the old seal, (check the bearings while your in there), tap the new seal into place, and reverse the steps to put everything back together. $600?? Thats ridiculous to do that, get a shop manual and do it yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    $600?? Thats ridiculous to do that

    What he said. That's reaaaally high.
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