Question about 2003 Hyundai Tiburon
About a month ago a family friend did a clutch job on our 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. Almost immediatley after the driver side axle seal began to leak. We took the car to another shop who told us that the bearings were probably shot and that the new seal would more than likely not fix the issue. I question the fact they state the bearings are bad because the transmission never went empty. I know this because we filled it multiple times and there was always plenty of fluid in the case when we refilled. Well, as I stated they replaced the seal and it is still leaking. So, my question is, what would the bearing have to do with the seal leaking on this car, and could the seal issue have started when the clutch was installed due to the axels not being supported ( or something similar)?
Unless I make a visual and mechnical inspection of your transaxel, the cause of the problem could be several things (i.e., differential splines or bearing damaged during removal & reinstallation of drive axel, physical damage to oil seal (both times), physical damage to output shaft where the oil seal mates/seals with the shaft, cracked differential case, combination of all these, etc.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
The beaings job is to not only give the axle something to rotate on, but also the keep the axle centered in the hole. When the bearing gets loose, it allows the axle shaft to have an oblong roation, which wears on the seal and allows it to leak. You don't have to run the trans low on fluid to have the output bearings go bad. If you have gone enough miles to wear out a clutch, you have gone enough miles to get some play in the bearings.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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