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Driver side front axle seal leaking.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by SR5 Schmuck, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Jan 22, 2019 at 4:29 PM
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    SR5 Schmuck

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    I recently put in a ECGS 8" Bushing to remove my failing needle bearing. I figured there was a high chance of me ruining the seal doing so, so I ordered one and replaced it after. Immediately I noticed it was leaking and figured I had put the seal in semi crooked, so today I put another axle seal in and made sure she was flush. Now it doesn't leak when stationary but once moving it splatters gear oil all over the underside.

    I've read that on older gen Tacomas the axle seal must be at a specific depth, is this the case for 3rd gens as well? I'm hoping to remedy this soon as I'm losing my mind stressing over possibly trashing my front diff.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:50 PM
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    Update: Third time is the charm, axle seal was in too deep. I’m very happy and very angry it was that simple oh well, SR5 lives another day.
     
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  3. Jan 23, 2019 at 8:53 PM
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    Grossomotto

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    Everyone here has done something similar. Probably the reason nobody posting.
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2019 at 9:28 PM
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    JoeCOVA

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    When I did mine I forgot to remove the old seal. Did it again and put new seal in backwards and ruined it. Had to buy another seal and 3rd time got it right. Now I’m a pro at seal and bushing replacements.


    It happens.
     
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  5. Jan 23, 2019 at 9:34 PM
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    TACORIDER

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    Ya that seal is a picky little bitch. Has to be 1/8 inch in if I remember correctly. Made me real good at getting the CV axle out quick though
     
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