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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old May 4th, 02, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello, I know this is for camaro related questions, but you guys are the only people on the net that may be able to help. I have a 79 Chevy 3/4tonne truck and need help with some front axle questions. Does anybody know where on the net I can find a site like this for trucks? If not would anybody know stuff like this that could help. I'll wait for replies before I post my troubles. Thanks.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old May 4th, 02, 04:18 PM
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If it's two wheel drive, I might be able to help. We have a 79 GMC 3/4.
If 4X4, try Big Gear Head who usually is in the engine and drivetrain section.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old May 4th, 02, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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There says there is 2 replies for my post. Where are they? Anybody
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Where here Quentin! I think he got lost in cyber space. LOL
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old May 4th, 02, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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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.
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Don't worry about the C-clip. There isn't one. The seal should've been on the outside of the tube. What I would do is pull the other side also & look to see how it's setup. I would replace that seal as well. You need to get the dirt out of it. If you don't, you'll be buying a complete front assembly eventually. Open the cover & drain out what's in there & inspect it. That won't cost you anything but a gasket & gear oil. If it were me, and I couldn't tear it all down, jack it up on 1 side & flush the axle tube so all the debris pours out the end. Once 1 side is done, jack up the other & do the same. You don't want to flush it towards the gears.
If that mechanic up there is the only person you can rely on, get a chiltons manual, you'd be better off. It will have a schematic on how the axles are put together.

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Sorry, double post.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old May 5th, 02, 08:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you, I'll take apart the other side and see what it has like you suggested. I'll have to get the dirt out a different way though, there is no fluid left in there. It was a pretty big leak, you could actually see it leaking out. I think I'll also take your advice and pick up a Chilton's manual they seem to have better info than the Haynes manuals. Thanks again, now I can fix it up without any major costs.
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