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pinion seal problem

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by currierstaco, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    currierstaco

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    2005 taco driver side pinion seal where cv comes out of front axle is leaking. went cheap and ordered seals from online cuz didnt want to spend the 40 from toyota to get there seal but have now replaced it twice now with the aftermarket ones and still leaks. has anyone had this problem before and is it worth getting the seal from toyota and will theres fix the problem?
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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    You mean CV axle seal right? Did you check if CV is scored? Too wobbly? Did you put seal correctly?
    I usally go with Toyota parts as this is best bet for quality. Aftermarket parts are hit and miss. Sometimes they perfect sometimes are not. If it is leaking I would try getting Toyota seal but pay attention to shape of CV. Put some grease on the seal lip when installing. Seals are quite often damaged during installation. Had that happen to me.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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    Alright i appreciate it. i just need to suck it up and fork over the money. theres no wobble or nothing and the CV looks fine so hopefully it works. Will post pics of job when done
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Not sure How many you have done but they can be tricky sometimes to get just right.

    Also check the shaft that goes through the seal to see if there is any nicks in it before you shove through. Sometimes the spline can have a sharp edge that cuts the rubber when putting the shaft in. You can use tape on the bad parts. And if its the spring type be carefull not to knock the spring off.

    Another thing is the cheap one might only be a single lip and the toyota could be double or triple lip?

    And grease it up like in the photo. This is the type of oil seal you are talking about? Photo came from http://forum.ih8mud.com/79-95-toyota-truck-tech/475982-wrong-way-change-pinion-seal.html not the same seal but a seal is a seal.

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