The other day, I went to get my car inspected and the shop said that my rear
brakes weren't working and I failed that part (amongst others, geez) so I
checked my back brakes today and found that the inside of the drum had a
bunch of grease on it. It looked like the brake cylinder had been leaking
but on closer inspection the brake cylinder looked fine and the grease
looked a lot thicker than I remember when I've seen leaky brake cylinders
before. So I'm thinking the axle shaft seal has gone out and it's leaking
gear oil into the drum. Does that seem possible?
If it is, what's it like changing that seal? I've got a 10 bolt rear with a
posi unit with 3.23's. From what I understand, I need to remove the clip on
the end of the axle and slide it out, pop out the bearing and seal, replace
the seal, put the bearing, axle and clip back in and I'm good to go. Did I
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.