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Grease leak toyota 4runner 1996

I have grease all over inside the rear brake drum. It must be a seal, but how can I change it?

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You need to disconnect the rear wheel cylinder brake line and pull off the rear backing plate, via the 4 bolts that are visible after you remove the brake shoes. One the backing plate is loose, take it down, out of the way, and pull the axle shaft straight out. You will need several parts from a Toyota Dealer, and a machine shop to press off the old bearings and seals, and to press on the new bearings and seals. Go to the dealer & tell them your problem, we do this job once-twice a week; a common issue. The only seal that you can change yourself is the axle tube "outer" seal, you will see it when you pull out the shaft. But, this seal is not the cause of your leak. The inner seal on the shaft is worn. You will also need to replace the oily brake shoes, too. Hope this helps. A FIxYa rating would be appreciated.

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