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Rear Axle Leak

Noticed oil on left rear disk and think it is the rear axle seal leaking. Checked the brake calliper and appears ok. How is the rear axle removed on the Lincoln towncar? Also, any tips on replacing the seal?

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  • jbroman Feb 12, 2009

    my leak is on the right side (driverside) now do you remove the axle I have the breaks removed what do I do next.Thanks John

  • venasio terepo
    venasio terepo Mar 08, 2014

    im having the same problem,rear right axle leaking i already have the seal im having a go at this tomorrow.

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If it is the seal, you will have to remove the caliper and rotor, remove the differential cover and remove the bolt and pin inside the diff carrier housing. push in the axle and remove the axle clip and pull out the axle use a seal puller or prybar to remove seal reverse the steps to assemble

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    punche77762279 Feb 02, 2014

    you are speaking in regards to the 2008 mkx correct

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    punche77762279 Feb 02, 2014

    are u avail

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    punche77762279 Feb 02, 2014

    the question is. Is there a speical tool need to remove the axle clip or can we use something else...

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It might be the bearings that failed and letting the axle rest on the seal. Its a common problem for these cars. I've replaced mine and it did it again so now im replacing the rear end.

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