Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gillam,Manitoba, Canada
There you guys are, it wouldn't display the reply's on my computer. Anyway the problem I'm having isn't to big. It is a 4X4. My front axle seal was leaking so I took out my axle. I took out my axle in my Camaro before and I had to take out a c-clip in the pumpkin and gears. In my truck the axle just came out, I don't know if maybe the c-clip fell off prior to me pulling it out or what but it came out with no problem, never even took the cover off. According to my Haynes there is a full floating and a semi-floating axle. This looks to me like the latter but it only shows for rear axles and says that the front are designed the same. Should there be a c-clip or does it just fit in and that's it?
Second problem. Where is the axle seal? I assumed that it goes in the outer part of the axle tube but there wasn't one in there. Of course the seal I have is the wrong one, and I can't get one for at least a week. Is this where the seal should be or is it on the inside of the tube near the pumpkin? Another thing, the inside of the tube is filled with dirt and mud, I can't imagine this being good so that's why I think that the seal should be there. Let me know if you guys could help, it would be greatly appreciated. I'm living in a small town way up north now and there is only on garage and he doesn't know too much. THanks.