1999 LC 125k front drivers side cv leaking- Bad axle Seal? (1 Viewer)

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New to the Wonderful world Of LC.

Took my buggy wheelin this weekend and spent sometime in the MUD/ water
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On Monday while backing into my drive way i heard a small pop sound.

Nothing Violent or loud but when i put it back in D i heard another pop about the same intensity.

The sound was just loud enough to make me look under neath.

I found a very small amount of what seams like gear oil maybe trans fluid but not pink.

THis pic is from underneath (i love technology!)

Any ways- from the location of the oil and the condition of the boots i dont think the cv is bad

but something is definately slowly leaking that wasnt before.

I am thinking differential side output seal but i am looking for advice from someone who has seen this before.

as well as maybe some - "As long as you're in there fixing that- you might as well fix this"

I need to pull the camper in a couple of weeks so ordering the correct parts and or tools is not a problem yet.

Thanks in advance!

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Or could it just be the breather? Can any one tell me where this might be located on the front?
 
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There's a seal where the CV meets the front diff. If it gets boogered up or installed wrong, it will leak gear oil. Ask me how I know, mine looked exactly like that a day after I had new CV's installed....
 
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There's a seal where the CV meets the front diff. If it gets boogered up or installed wrong, it will leak gear oil. Ask me how I know, mine looked exactly like that a day after I had new CV's installed....


Thats exactly what i was looking for- Thanks!

Any chancce you have the part # handy?
 
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Sorry I don't have the PN. Mine was done by a shop on warranty right after I bought it. I'm sure someone else will chime in, or you could PM Beno and he could get the part for you.
 
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Any special pointers for the install.
I've done CV's but never on LC.
is there anything i should avoid so i'm not doing this again in 2 weeks?
 

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