Results 1 to 6 of 6
Thread: Rear axle seal bad
05-17-2010, 09:03 PM #1
Rear axle seal bad
I noticed my left rear axle seal is seeping a bit. I've never done this sort of job before. How much crap do I have to take apart to do it?? I also might as well replace the brake backing plates since they are almost completely rotted away. Is the above going to be an evening project or a full weekend long tool throwing, beer spilling bitchfest??
Thanks for any info/tips.
05-17-2010, 09:11 PM #2
It shouldn't be too bad of a job. You need to open the diff up. Remove the diff pinion, push the axle shafts in, remove the C-clips, pull the axle shafts out. Pop the seal out, drive the new one in. Put it all back together. If you've never done it before, I wouldn't start it after supper.When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
05-17-2010, 09:19 PM #3
Ugh.....lol. I just replaced the diff cover a few weeks ago. Guess I will have to add a new gasket to the list.
As far as the backing plates, I noticed there are "two piece" units available. Know if those are any good?
05-17-2010, 09:26 PM #4
No idea about the two piece backers. I would imagine one piece would be stronger. And you have the axle shafts out anyway.
05-17-2010, 09:29 PM #5
I Think you can get backing plates with the brake assembly already on them..95 tahoe 2dr 4x4 200,000+ miles
05-18-2010, 06:20 PM #6
By cactus13 in forum GM PowertrainReplies: 9Last: 02-21-2014, 05:53 PM
By ChevyFan in forum Chevy Parts eBayReplies: 0Last: 05-26-2010, 03:40 PM
By hdominic in forum General Chevy & GM Tech QuestionsReplies: 7Last: 12-23-2009, 06:19 PM
By hutch_pt in forum General Chevy & GM Tech QuestionsReplies: 1Last: 12-29-2008, 07:35 PM
By Big6ft6 in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)Replies: 11Last: 01-31-2008, 01:56 AM
Tags for this Thread