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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:16 pm    Post subject: 550 Rear Axle Seal Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The right rear axle seal is leaking BAD on my 550. Can the seal be replaced from the outer end with the wheel and hub off, or does the axle shaft have to come out to replace the seal?? The bearing is good, I have driven it around with no noise or dragging, jack up the wheel and it turns easy, just leaks like a sieve. Thanks, Chris
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 550 Rear Axle Seal Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Yep, just pull the wheel and hub, unbolt the cap, and the seal and felt washer (if I remember correctly) will be inside the cap. Cleaning the axle before you slide it back on probably takes the most time, assuming you have the right tools to do everything else. I mark the axle caps l and r just so I get the caps back on the correct side with the shims.
 
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