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Need new rear axle seal ASAP

Discussion in 'North West' started by davidpick, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Dec 15, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    davidpick

    davidpick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys,
    Well my driver's-side rear axle seal is done for. I took it to Les Schwab to have them check it out, only to find out that they don't have the correct pullers/presses to get the collar off the axle.

    Toyota of Kirkland quoted me ~$250, which is a bit steep, but I'd probably pay it.

    Anyone know of a good, independent shop in the Kirkland/Bothell/Bellevue area that does rear axle seals?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dec 15, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    BrettBretterson

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    Call Firestone in Woodinville. A few years ago I was replacing seals on a rear axle and that specific Firestone was the only one in the area that had the right press to change it for me.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    davidpick

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    thanks man, i ended up just taking it to toyota of kirkland. took the tech 8 hours to do the job :eek: (which means it was easily out of my shade-tree mechanical ability). total cost -- for inner and outer axle seal, wheel bearing, abs collar, and new shoes: $650. :(

    *sigh* it's just money, right? :pout:
     
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