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How do you repair the rear axle seal
1999 Lincoln Town Car

How do you repair the rear axle seal

(1999 Lincoln Town Car)
oil leaking from rear axle seal
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unless you have worked on an axle assembly before, I wouldn't recommend tampering with this on your own.
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unless you have worked on an axle assembly before, I wouldn't recommend tampering with this on your own.
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first you will need to know the type of axle the 99 lincoln has.Integral,or removable carrier!These 2 types of axles require different maintaneance procedures.The seal is not too complicated to change out,but you need to understand the 2 different maint procedures,for the 2 types of axles used.If i knew what type it had i would tell you in this message!
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on September 20, 2010
I'm guessing this is the passenger's side rear axle seal. That side of the axle gets beat up more from recessed sewer grates, and generally road-edge bumps.

Usually, what happens is that where the bearing rides on the axle, it wears a slight groove.

I would get an axle shaft of a junkyard car (but from the driver's side, as they tend to last longer), and install it with a replacement axle bearing that is wider then the original bearing. This will spread out the weight a little more along the axle shaft, and hopefully not wear another groove.

I had his happen on two cars, and this is how we fixed them.
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