Installed the new rear pinion seal, tapped in the rear seal flush with the outer third member, put everything back together, and its still leaking.
Question: I questioning "myself" as to, "should I have tapped the rear pinion seal further in, rather than flush with the outer memebr" , did I install it wrong? Should I have tapped in further ? I did not visually see any damage to the new seal while installing it in.
Is there another seal before the "pinion shaft" that I should have replaced? All that I noticed is a when removing the original "old" pinion seal is a large O-ring (larger washer) that slid onto the pinion shaft before the rear pinion seal. I took it off to take a look at it, installed the new pinion seal, forgot to put the metal O-ring back on before installing the "NEW" pinion seal, kick myself in the ass and had to redo another new pinion seal, this time installing the O-ring metal washer and then the pinion seal, again for a final install...dummy.
I dont believe that I over filled the rear diff fluid, but it could be possible. Filled it on a flat surface until the fluid started to run out the fill hole, then capped it shut.
Lost, dont know what to do. I did notice the oil starting to leak from the NEW rear diff seal area when I parked the Taco backwards on the driveway incline.
Any input would help out...thanks