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Rear Axle Seal Leak

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 2000yotaSS, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    2000yotaSS

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    Ok ive been searching on here for help with this problem and have read what other ppl have done but still have some questions.

    When i bought my 2000 v6 4wd in Dec of 09 i knew when buying it I knew that the seal was leaking so i had it replaced right after i bought it. Around June or July of 10 it started leaking so i took it back to the shop i had it fixed and they fixed it again free of charge. Now its happened again so i took it to the toyota dealer to see what they thought it was, they said just the seal and ive told them this has happened two times already. So my question is do i have a groove in the shaft? maybe i can use speedy sleeve (which toyota said they wouldn't use) if i do it myself where can i get a speedy sleeve. 2nd am i just better off getting a whole new axle like my dad wants me to do?

    any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:09 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Get the axle. $128 at rockauto (without shipping). Use the member discount (5%) and get it cheaper. Check their vendor thread.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 1:44 PM
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    If i do that do i still need to buy the seal and bearing and everything else or is it complete, i cant tell by looking at it sorry im a noob.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Yes you will need the seal. I can't speak for the bearing.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    so by just replacing the whole shaft that should guarantee no more leak, is this a common thing or easy to just replace.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    I'm going to honest with you here. Oil seals are tricky things. They can wear the shaft. The only way to determine what the actual problem is is to pull the shaft and examine it to see if this happened. Also, oil seals aren't always the easiest things to replace either. They have to put in just right. The shaft also has to be install just right so the seal isn't damaged upon installation.

    You've got two options basically.
    1. Replace everything
    or
    2. Have the shaft inspected, replace the seal and o-ring.
     
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