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cv axle seal

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Chaseb, May 26, 2012.

  1. May 26, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Chaseb

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    i am replaceing my cv axles this weekend and someone told me that i should replace the front axle seal beetween the cv and diff. while im in there....all i can find are seals called wheel seals.....are these the same thing? also how do you change them?
     
  2. May 27, 2012 at 9:14 AM
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    when i had to do mine (they were leaking) i just went to the toyota garage and got them, and i'm not sure what they called them. to replace it's easy as hell. Once you have the cv out just use a pair of needle nose pliers and pull it out. to set the new back in, first rub some diff fluid around the rubber seal ( like you would when you change your oil on your oil filter), the just gently tap the new seal in. You may have to use a punch to get it all they way in but just be easy with it and you'll find that it's pretty simple.
     
  3. May 28, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    how far back should i tap the seal?
     
  4. May 28, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Measure the old one before you remove it!
     
  5. May 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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    should be flush with the edge, make sure it's squarely tapped in
     
  6. May 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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    exactly what he said
     
  7. May 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM
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    thanks for the info.
     
  8. May 30, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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    no problem thats what we're all here for
     
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