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07 rear axle seal leak again!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by trdtrav, May 29, 2010.

  1. May 29, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    trdtrav

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    Hey guys, just woondering if anyone has had problems with their rear axle seals? The passenger side went out at 52,000 miles, covered under warranty of course, but now the drivers side went out at 65,000 miles. very frustrating:mad:. The dealership should have replaced both sides the first time... Now im trying to get them to fix the drivers side for free, anyone else have this problem???
     
  2. May 29, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    if you have to do it, its real easy... and seals are only $20
     
  3. May 29, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    Another thread in this forum about the springs in the seals actually walking out and found on axle shaft.
     
  4. May 29, 2010 at 2:00 PM
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    Springs on axle seals will very often pop out when removing the axle. So i would not consider that to be the problem. factory seals are good but do not last forever. Its just rubber and they need to be replaced .
     
  5. May 29, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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  6. May 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    I replaced both seals and rear brake shoes done under warranty...the spring on the seal was up the axle...make sure you see the repair done. my dealership has no propblem taking me into the service area so I can see what they are doing to my truck
     
  7. May 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    Make sure the axle breather is clear. If it's clogged, the pressure has to go somewhere.
     
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    well the dealerships -especially for warranty purposes are only gonna repair what is faulty/damaged at the present time. if ur RH seal was leaking -then its only the RH side. because they dont replace both --- if only one is leaking. now if u had a buddy working there.... maybe he can just note down on the inspection that both seals were leaking and could have done both -under warranty. tricks.
     
  9. May 29, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Thanks guys, its just frustrating that both went out in under 100,000 miles. This is my fourth toyota, and i have never had to replace a rear axle seal on any of those. I have an 81 toyota with 264,000 on it, an 85 4runner with 292,000 and a 91 with 198,000 miles, and they all run great, less the rusty body panels. I know the seals are easy to replace, just thought it was odd that both went out with under 100,000 on the truck! Atleast they gave me the brake shoes for the drivers side when they did the passenger side. :)
     
  10. May 29, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    ^^^^^^


    btw, just remove the breather after a a short trip and if air escapes when you take it off the breather is clogged. Get a new breather, or better yet do the relocation mod which uses a better breather.
     
  11. May 30, 2010 at 4:04 AM
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    Don't sweat it, I had both go out at around 30K...:mad:

    Make sure to periodically spin the little "cap" on your rear axle breather. If the cap rotates freehand than the breather is clear. It doesn't take much to clog the breather. I usually inspect mine twice a month or so to ensure its clear.
     
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