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Seal on front Diff drive shaft

I have a leak from the seal on the drive shaft for the front differential. i am have difficulty getting the seal out. is there any tricks to getting this seal out.

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  • gruffed Nov 26, 2008

    that's what i thought, but it is stubborn thing, will have to keep trying

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    front diff seal is leaking

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    I use a Snap-on awl, what are you using to try and remove it.

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The red coating on the seal is sealer, once it gets hot it softens and keeps fluid from going around the seal barrel, this can really get stuck, a small slide hammer with a screw on the end works well for the really stubborn ones.

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