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johneric

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leaking gear oil, front axle
« on: April 12, 2018, 03:31:21 PM »
gen 1, 1989 V6 SWB with the starion LSD in the front.

looks like i have a leak on both ends of the axle, right side front. described on pages 2-15 and 2-16 of the FSM, but I can't find the part numbers. anyone done this R&R work and have some advice to offer?

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Re: leaking gear oil, front axle
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 04:40:11 PM »
They are just paper gaskets. pull, clean, make gaskets and reassemble
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Re: leaking gear oil, front axle
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 05:22:19 PM »
reckon i should do the other side as well - anything else that would be recommended preventative maintenance? like something with the CVs? my boots look okay, but if it's going on a lift, i'd like to be smart about it...

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Re: leaking gear oil, front axle
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 05:55:28 PM »
All that has to come apart for this service. Repack front wheel bearings, check steering pieces, repair or replace the rubber support under the diff, etc.
1988 Max SPX Extended Cab 4wd with Service Body & Starion Power
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