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rear seal fail...new axel

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by sedrock, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nov 21, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    sedrock

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    Was leaking diff fluid rt rear wheel....mech replaced the seal(outer) I supose, only one labled on parts reciept and the next day started leaking agian. Their solution now is a new axle from toyota w/ all new seals and bearing quoted $800....is this legit or could it possibly need a new bearing and inner seal? Mech never gave this as an option.

    Thanks in advance for you time and input!
     
  2. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    anyone???
     
  3. Nov 21, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    I would go get a second opinion. Seems like a new axle would be my last resort. If it was cracked or warped I could understand so I would get it checked by someone else.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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  5. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:35 PM
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    Isn't there a warranty on the seal work?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    On a 2000, I doubt they would honor anything. Rubber breaks down over time, Toyota isn't responsible for it.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    No no no...I thought he said he just got the seal replaced and it started to leak again the next day. I figured there would be some sort of warranty on the repair.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    ^^^^
    yep...I argued that. I asked about the parts and labor warranty and they laughed. The failing seal repair...seal $8, Diff fluid $3, brake cleaner $10, labor $150.
    WTF
     
  9. Nov 21, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    So they are not going to warranty it? So you can bring your truck in to do some massive $$$$ work and they can screw it up on purpose and you are out of luck?
     
  10. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    Oh, I thought you meant the inner axle seal that wasn't replaced yet. I assumed when the mechanic said the outer seal wasn't the problem that it wouldn't be replaced again.
     
  11. Nov 21, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    yeah, I dont see why a whole new axle would be needed...go get a second opinion.
     
  12. Nov 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    My axle was leaking as well. my mechanic shop replaced the seal, it lasted for 3 days. went back, he said he would personally do the work on the second seal, he put some aircraft sealant on the race and held the seal flange out a little so the seal would ride on a different spot on the axle. lasted about 60 days. he says everything looks ok. he is almost positive its the axle. this shop is one of the best independent shops you can find anywhere. he is a personal friend of many years and is really trying to fix my problem not make money. the second seal and labor was free. he said the only thing left is that the axle is slightly bent.
     
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