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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Northwest Arizona
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Finally got around to replacing the seal and figured that I'd also grease the drive shaft. Everything went smooth till I went to put it all back together. The 2 friction plates kept sliding around as I put the cover on. After numerous attempts, it finally went together. I used Permatek differential and axle gasket maker. We'll see how that works.
Drive shaft came apart easy enough and looked as though it would've been good for a few more years, but it's cleaned up and ready to be installed.
FYI.... the bolts needed to remove the cover were M5×.8×40 or #10×30 both threaded in. Turns out my leak was from the gasket maker. It had been opened before. They used red RTV gasket maker. I know that stuff on sight. It leaked at the rear towards the lower .
I ended up doing mine last fall.
It's rather surprising how little holds it in place.
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