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1997 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 Question: how do i replace rear axle seal. Both rear seals are leaking.

 

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wolverine951, 7.4L V8, Midland, TX, February 15, 2014, 14:47
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I have a full floating axle. As far as i know i need to reamove the tires then i have to take off the 8 bolts around so i can pull out the axle. what i dont know is if ill have to get into the differential to remove any types of pins or locks.

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    G. T. Service Center (4142 Answers) , Stephenville, TX - (254) 638-3236
    ProfessorG February 15, 2014, 14:52
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    Remove the axle bolts and pull the axle, remove the nut and the bearings, and pull the hub.

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    pushrod February 15, 2014, 16:16
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    Also just to add, had one the other day that the customer was told the seal was leaking, turns out the axle flang gasket is what his problem was! I just used silicone and resealed it. Now this may not be your trouble but it was just a thought.

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