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March 26, 2021

How do I know if my axle seal is leaking?

How do I know if my axle seal is leaking?

How do you know if an axle seal is leaking? Gear oil or transmission fluid drops on your driveway is one of the early signs. First symptoms include reddish-brown fluid drops behind the left front wheel, where the left front driveshaft connects to the transmission.

Do CV axles leak?

A grease leak is the most common sign you’ll witness with a CV axle leaking. With extended use, wear, and tear, the CV boot can dry out which results in tears and cracks. Once that happens, the CV boot will allow grease to seep through inside the wheel.

How long can you drive with a leaking axle?

If the leak is small and you can’t make it to an appointment for a few days, it is okay to drive your vehicle as long as you keep the transmission fluid full. Do not push it too far though, as ruining your transmission is an expensive repair.

How much does it cost to fix a leaking axle seal?

Fixing an axle seal can cost anywhere from $150 to several hundred dollars, depending on the make and model of your car. If you detect a leak it’s better to fix it sooner rather than later, as ruining your transmission is an expensive repair.

How do I stop my rear axle seal from leaking?

However, many people find that rear differential leaks are the most common. Rather than searching for where your leak is coming from, simply add BlueDevil Oil Stop Leak to your differential oil through the oil fill plug and your leaking seal will be reconditioned and restored while you drive!

How much does it cost to replace a transmission seal?

Due to the high labor effort needed, fixing a transmission front seal is one of the expensive repairs related to fluid leaks. The average cost can start from $400 and get to as high as $1,000 depending on the car make, model, year, and on the labor cost.

How long does it take to replace axle seal?

Thanks! Side 1 will take 45 minutes, side 2 will take 20. Also may want to bleed the rear brake lines if you’re not careful with capping them off when you remove the drum/axle assembly…