I replaced my old oem out put seal with beck/arnley when I replaced my driver side axle also. I got the seal leaking since then. If your seal leaks follow this directions:
1. Jack the car and put extra stands also.
1. First empty the ATF from pan and front differential (If AWD).
2. Remove the driver side tire.
3. Remove two bolts from holding the shocks (look pic red circled))
4. Remove brake calipar hose bolt from the body ( look pic) and speed sensor
5. Remove outer tie rod bolt (look pic)
6. Remove the bolt and lock ring from the hub that holds the axle. (Look pic with red circled by rotor).
7. Now add the bolt again little bit to the edge of axle by hub for not to damage the axle. Hit the nut by hammer little by little and remove from the hub.
8. Roll the axle by hand and try to push out or use the axle removal hammer. If you roll the axle it will make the lock easy to remove from the transmisson.
9. After axle removal you will see the seal and very carefully remove by flat screw driver.
10. Clean the seal area by cloths.
11. Install OEM out put axle seal. You could use old seal to push in new seal hit by small hammer around it little by little.
12. Now install the axle to the transmisson and make sure not to damage the seal. You push the axle in by facing the small lock open side down to the floor.
13. After you installed the axle check if it locked. Now put all bolts reverse way. Start the car and check the seal. You done.
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make sure the locking clip is seated.....very important or the axle will try to walk outboard and make the seal leak. It is a little spring steel clip that sits in a groove around the input of the axle shaft. sometimes a good firm hit with a rubber mallet on the end of the axle shaft towards the transaxle is necessary....Great pictures and great writeup.
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1. Start by cleaning the the side of transmission you will be working on.
2. New clip for the half shaft should be installed. Order that with the seal. [and drain plug crush washers if you plan to drain]
3. I prefer not to drain the transmission fluid and let it drip from the side of the seal that you remove. This helps the grime to flow out. I wipe it down and then drain fluid if needed.
4. When you pull out the old seal, examine the inside to ensure you have the sphincter (sorry cant figure out a better name) spring.
5. Take a fine Emery paper and go over the shaft where it will form a seal with the new seal. Not to grind the metal but to remove any grime.
6. Douse the new seal with transmission fluid before you try to install.
7. Douse the shaft tip all the way to the seal area with transmission fluid before you insert it back in.
8. IMHO it is a 2 ppl job. One to support the hub end and the other to guide the shaft. CV joints make the hole thing wobble.
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