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Replace axle seal in dodge caravan

Major leak in left front seal. once 12 bolts removed will I find a cone or a shaft?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Rear Axle Leak

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

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Front axle seals leaking even after replacing them

Did you check to see if/where vent for transaxle/transmission housing might be, and make sure it is clean & working properly. If it's plugged, will build up pressure internally and cause what your experiencing. That's provided everything installed and checked closely on what was already done.

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Our 2001 Dodge Caravan seems to be leaking oil around drive shaft

Yes it's a bad seal and most likely the side bearing to the trans axle is bad too. Once the bearing has play, it vibrates and causes the oil to leak though the seal. Note: if one side went bad the other side is soon to follow since they have the same amount of miles on them. Might as well change both side. Good luck and hope this helps. Keep an eye on the transmission fluid level, don't want to burn out the transmission.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Rear axle oil seals leaking, book shows to remove

TAKE TIRES OFF, REMOVE DIFF. COVER, ON 3rd MEMBER THERE A PIN ABOUT 11/2" DIA. THAT GOSE RIGHT THOUGH THE 3rd MEMBER CLOSE TO ONE OF THE ENDS OF THAT PIN OPOSIT OF RING GEAR THERES AN 8mm SMALL HEAD BOLT ( TURN RING GEAR TO CHECK OTHER END OF PIN ) REMOVE BOLT PUSH AXLE IN REMOVE HORSE SHOES CLIP IN 3rd MEMBER SLIDE AXLE OUT.

Posted on Nov 10, 2009

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SOURCE: ford 2001 econoline rear axle oil leak at drive

if it is leaking from the front of the diff where the drive line goes into it you have to drop the rear of the drive shaft from the diff, if you look at the flange on the diff where the driveshaft bolted to you will see a nut, possibly about 25 to 30mm, you have to remove the nut and remove the flange off the spline of the input shaft of the diff, the nut is really tight and it is difficult to get enough pressure on the nut to "crack it" while the car is on the ground as there is not enough room to get a long bar on the socket to remove the nut. if you happen to get the nut loose and you remove the flange get a big screwdriver and pry the seal out of the diff, check the surface where the seal ran on the input shaft as it may have a groove worn into it, if it has the groove the new seal will still leak, they make a sleeve you can slide over the shaft to give the seal a good surface to run on, we call them a speedy sleeve here but not sure what they may call them there. replace everything in the reverse order that you removed it and don't forget to tension the big nut that holds the flange onto the input shaft

Posted on Jun 15, 2010

Testimonial: "many thanks, I didn't know about the flange nut and torque needed. Sleeve I understand, thanks. "

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Transmission leak.


Hi Al, Im AL the owner of Big As Auto Repair

Transmission leaks on a Dodge Caravan can come from many places. Front pump seal, solenoid pack, axle shaft seals, pan sealer defective, hoses, trans cooler. Look around all these places to see where your leak is then write back so I can help you further. Hope this helps and please send people to my auto-repair-website at: http://www.bigasautorepair.com/

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How do I replace my inner axle on the passenger side of my 2002 Dodge Ram 4x4 4.7L. I lent my truck out and the C clip let go of the CV axle. The intermediate axle spline is stripped and I need to change...


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Axle Vent
NOTE: If the vent cannot be cleared, it must be installed new.
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  2. Loosen the lug nuts (1012).
  3. Remove the center cap.
  4. With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, loosen the lug nuts Raise and support the vehicle. .Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
  5. Remove the lug nuts.
  6. Remove the wheel and tire assembly. Remove the axle housing cover (4033).
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7.Remove the rear disc brake rotors You will have to remove the brake caliper to get rotor off.
8. CAUTION: Once the differential pinion shaft (4211) has been removed, turning the differential case (4204) or an axle shaft (4234) will cause the differential pinion gears (4215) to fall out of the assembly. This could result in chipped or damaged components.
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1.Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt. 2.Remove the differential pinion shaft. 4fd1df0.gif 10.CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves. Remove the U-washers (4N237).
  1. Push the axle shafts inboard.
  2. Remove the U-washers.
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Lubricate the lip of the inner wheel bearing oil seal.
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  2. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
  3. Remove the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
  4. Remove the differential pinion shaft.
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    CAUTION: Do not damage the inner wheel bearing oil seal. Install the two axle shafts. CAUTION: Do not damage the rubber O-rings in the U-washer grooves. Install the U-washers.
    1. Position the two U-washers on the button end of the axle shafts.
    1. Pull the axle shafts outward.
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      Install the differential pinion shaft.
      1. Align the hole in the differential pinion shaft with the differential pinion shaft lock bolt hole.
      1. Install the differential pinion shaft lock bolt.
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                                                            2. Remove rear wheels.
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