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

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.

by in Midland, TX on February 15, 2014
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2 answers
ANSWER by , February 15, 2014
Remove the axle bolts and pull the axle, remove the nut and the bearings, and pull the hub.
ANSWER by , February 15, 2014
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.