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2005 Toyota 4Runner Question: what is the problem when there is a leak on my front axle left side



toyota67, 4.0L V6, Mission Viejo, CA, October 13, 2011, 23:11

what do i have to do

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    October 14, 2011, 09:25

    replace the axle shaft. todays, it is better to replace the axle as it gives you a lifetime warranty on the part.
    replacing the boot is cheaper but in most cases, the lack of grease has damaged the joint.

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    paulsjapanese from Paul's Japanese Auto Repair & The Brake Stop, October 19, 2011, 14:50

    Could be a leak from the differential seal (output seal) This could cause damage to the front gears and bearings. Could also be axle shaft its self, leaking grease from boot. In either case, an inspection would be required

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