Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
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I tried to research this but couldn't find an answer...
Is there an acceptable amount of leakage from axle seals, or are they supposed to hold all the oil at any angle and all conditions?
I just replaced both my front and rear axle seals 6 weeks ago. Not talking about the aftermarket outer front seals, I mean the front inner seals in the pumpkin and the rear outers by the bearing. Since installing them I had not a trace of leakage before yesterday. This was doing normal trails and normal flexing my suspension, and no mud wheeling the last 2 months.
Yesterday after returning from some really off camber wheeling, like almost tipping over sideways, I saw some Diff Oil leaked on both my front and rear tires that were on the low side that I felt close to rolling over. I cleaned everything up yesterday and driving on the street today I'm seeing no new leakage today.
Do I need to replace these damned seals again?
Do the Mopar Dana 60's, Dynatrac axles, and Super Duty swaps leak as much as these Dana 44's?
Seems like it's never a question of if the factory axles leak, they always leak and you would think by 2017 there would be a good sealing solution. Part of me wants to just sell these damned 44's and get some 60's if only to not have to swap seals again and again.
Last edited by Biginboca; 04-03-2017 at 12:40 PM.