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How to Replace a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
A transfer case output shaft moves torque from the powertrain to the rear wheels of a 4WD, using the transfer case output shaft seal to stay in place.
How to Replace a Wheel Seal
Wheel seals are part of the wheel bearing system and keep dirt and debris away from these bearings. Replace wheel seals if grease leaks from bearings.
How to Replace a Crankshaft Seal
Engine oil leaks are prevented by the crankshaft seal. Replacing one requires several tools, such as a dead blow hammer and a strap wrench.
How Long Does an Axle Shaft Seal Last?
The axle shaft seal in your car is a gasket that keeps fluid from leaking out of the vehicle’s differential. The differential itself is what sends power from the engine of...
How Long Does a Camshaft Seal Last?
The air/fuel mixture that your car has is vital and the only way that the car will be able to complete the combustion process properly. A number of different components have to...
How Long Does a Crankshaft Seal Last?
The crankshaft seal is located in the crankshaft of your vehicle. The crankshaft converts rotary into linear motion. This means it uses the force created by the pistons in the engine to...
How Long Does a Pinion Seal Last?
Front-wheel drive cars have CV axles that transmit power from the transmission to the wheels. However, in a rear-wheel drive system, a drive shaft connects to the transmission and transmits power to...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal
Common signs include difficulty shifting gears, grinding noises coming from underneath the vehicle, and jumping in and out of four-wheel drive.
How Long Does a Transfer Case Output Shaft Seal Last?
The transfer case output shaft seal is located on the transfer case of vehicles with four-wheel drive. This transfer case allows you to switch between two-wheel drive, neutral, to,...
How Long Does a Differential Output Seal Last?
The differential is located either in the front or rear of your vehicle, depending on what make and model you drive and whether it is or front- or rear-wheel drive. When...
How Long Does a Front Output Shaft Oil Seal Last?
For those who operate a four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle, there are a number of important parts that are necessary. The front output shaft oil seal is one...
How Long Does a Pitman Arm Shaft Seal Last?
Your car’s Pitman arm is a crucial component of the steering system. It connects the gearbox to the steering linkage, and effectively translates the rotational movement of the steering wheel...
How Long Does a Pinion Shaft Oil Seal Last?
In a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the transmission’s power must be transmitted from the front of the vehicle to the rear wheels. This is done using a driveshaft – a long...
How to Replace a Front Output Shaft Oil Seal on Most Cars
The oil seal on the front output shaft is faulty when there are unusual noises or leaking coming from the transfer case.
How to Replace a Pinion Seal
A pinion seal keeps oil in the differential and keeps water, dirt, and debris out. A failing pinion seal will leak which can ruin the differential.
How to Replace a Power Steering Input Shaft Seal
A faulty power steering input shaft seal can cause hydraulic fluid to leak from the power steering input shaft and cause the system to overheat.
How to Replace a Pitman Arm Shaft Seal
The pitman arm attaches to the steering box via a shaft. To prevent leaks and driveability issues, the pitman arm shaft seal is used on this shaft.
How to Replace Axle Seals
Axle seals fail when there is a visible leak or a major puddle of gear oil underneath the vehicle. In some cases, the axle may pop out entirely.
How to Replace a Camshaft Seal
Camshaft seals are round, rubber oil seals between cylinder heads and valve cover gaskets. Worn out cam seals need to be replaced to prevent oil loss.
How to Replace a Differential Output Seal
Differential output seals prevent fluid from leaking out of the differential, causing the differential to overheat and cause damage to your car.

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My valve gasket cover stretched.
Hi there. You can either replace the seal or try taking it and putting it in a freezer for about 30 minutes and then install it on to the valve cover. This will condense the material and shorten it up...
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1985 mercury marquis v6 3.8 the seal on the rear end is leaking were the drive shaft connects to axle and it needs repaired.
Hi there. Remove the wheels from the vehicle with the vehicle on jack stands and remove all of the brakes. Then behind the brake spider plate, there is 4 bolts that is holding the axle shaft in place. Remove the...
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Leak near front passenger wheel possible axle shaft seal
Hello, thank you for writing in. The location that you describe sounds most like a broken axle seal. While it is okay to drive the vehicle for the immediate time, that oil will collect dirt and debris and clog the...
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My car Is leaking transmission fluid.
If the output shaft seal (where the seal engages the inboard CV segment) is leaking even though the seal is new the possible causes of the leak are: wrong seal; seal is cocked in the bore, not properly positioned or...
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I have 16 valve stem seals and then 15 other little things
The valve cover on your engine is held on by 15 bolts. In certain applications, grommet seals, 15 of them, were used along with the bolts. However, rubber grommets were used as seals in only certain applications. Upon disassembly if...
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driver side axle repair seal is leaking honda crv 2014
If you are referring to the CV axle seal that is within the side case of the transaxle (i.e., transmission fluid is leaking), the service to request to get that leak repaired is axle shaft seal replacement. It is a...
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Valve guide seals 2006 BMW 750i
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic.com can offer at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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how much does it cost to replace front crank seal set
An exact estimate can be gotten if you input your vehicle data on this page. But, to give you an initial but approximate idea, the seal itself, that is the part cost, is typically around $20-$25. On your car, depending...
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The engine is running hot.
The seal or gasket is not sealed properly on the thermostat housing. A loose bolt, torn gasket, or wet silicone will cause the thermostat housing to leak. If you need further assistance with a coolant leak, then seek out a...
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Rear differential yoke leaking
If the seal rides on the shaft of the yoke, the yoke would be removed anyway to replace the seal, so there would be no extra labor to install a new yoke were the yoke worn. If the play is...
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I am seeing smokes from my muffler in 57 degrees weather?
The repairs that were performed would not be implicated as a cause in any engine smoking that is visible in the exhaust. Some smoke at start up can be normal, particularly white smoke from condensation. However, continuous smoking after the...
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Can I replace valve stem seals without removing the head?
Replacing valve stem seals without removing the heads will typically require a couple of specialty tools to accomplish. On a given cylinder, you will want to be sure that both of the valves are closed. Then you remove the spark...
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I have a very slow leak coming from the transfer case.
The most common leak from the transfer case is the rear output shaft seal. Of course, the condition of the bushing and/or bearing at that location will have to be verified because excessive play will make it impossible for the...
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I changed the axles in my car now I am having some transmission fluid leaking out.
There are spring loaded rubber seals that are pressed into a recess on each side of the aluminum differential case and through which the axle shaft rides. These seals must be replaced whenever the axles are replaced, otherwise transmission fluid...
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Rear differential seems to be leaking. 2001 BMW M3
Hello - there are several possible sources of a differential fluid leak: the pinion seal, the axle flange seals, or the rear differential cover gasket. I recommend an oil leak inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one...
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Sump replacement for yaris 2010
We would be happy to help you with these issues which indeed are common repairs performed by YourMechanic on a mobile basis, right at your location. A repair of the axle leak can be obtained by requesting axle shaft seal...
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Hi Scott. I have a 2013 Ram 2500 with 70000 miles on it now. I took it to the dealer with 50000k on it with a front pinion seal le
If the seal is repeatedly failing one possibility is the pinion itself has too much play within the assembly. That could be due to a design issue and/or wear in the bushing and/or bearing that supports the pinion shaft. There...
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Replaced rear seal and now I Only have first gear and my speedamater don't work.
If you replaced the tail shaft seal behind the yoke and had to remove the driveshaft, then it is possible that the transmission vehicle speed sensor VSS is not installed correctly or the harness has been damaged. This will make...

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