When replacing a front halfshaft is it recommended to replace the axle seal ? on 1998 Mercury Villager

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.

by in Naples, FL on September 18, 2012
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3 answers
ANSWER by , September 22, 2012
Harsh reminder to some...Slower quality work costs less in the long run , than quick work done several times.........'jus sayin................
ANSWER by , September 18, 2012
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 by , September 19, 2012
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