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

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