I had a front halfshaft replaced and the shop did not change the axle seal. I now have a transmission leak that I never had before and am wondering whether the fact that axle seal was not replaced could be the cause ? The transmission leak is at the transaxle area near the halfshaft entry to the transmission.
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1998 Mercury Villager
Question: When replacing a front halfshaft is it recommended to replace the axle seal ?
Answer #1holston2008 September 18, 2012, 17:41Technician
i would take it back to the shop or a shop have them double check the work, and yes sometimes when rplacing a half on a older car it can cause the seal to leak where its old.u should replace seal to avoid futher transmission issues.
Answer #2Greg's Orange Auto (8370 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9355globalhelper September 19, 2012, 06:42Master
well thats a good question, most shops will not repl seal if there are no signs of leakage. i think if u return for a recheck and it is the seal they should take care of you. good luck
Answer #3ziptie12 September 22, 2012, 10:34Master
Harsh reminder to some...Slower quality work costs less in the long run , than quick work done several times.........'jus sayin................