1998 Mercury Villager Q&A
1998 Mercury Villager Question: When replacing a front halfshaft is it recommended to replace the axle seal ?
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. - ptoneguz
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. - holston2008
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 - globalhelper
Harsh reminder to some...Slower quality work costs less in the long run , than quick work done several times.........'jus sayin................ - ziptie12