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So I am new to the Toyota axles. Looking for some input and any tips or tricks that would help I’m pretty sure the axle seal is bad. But I just had the front end fully rebuilt with seals bearings and axles. I have put on maybe 2000 miles since the rebuild. But know the birds seem to be leaking and the driver side hub is leaking do you think the new seals will reseat??
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It does’t look like the typical inner axle seal leak. What is leaking? Gear lube, grease or brake fluid. It looks like the drive flange gasket or end cap is leaking.
 
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It does’t look like the typical inner axle seal leak. What is leaking? Gear lube, grease or brake fluid. It looks like the drive flange gasket or end cap is leaking.
I think it’s grease but it is a little thin I think not 100% sure. I am going to take the wheel off when we get back to check and make sure everything is tight
 
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1) That's not a factory type seal on the ball side of the knuckle.
2) Check your axle vent line on top of the left side of the axle. You need to remove the fitting, drill out or clear the fitting, and clean out the breather body and hose or add about 5 ft of 1/4" fuel hose to extend your breather and install a fuel filter on the top end.

Your axle housing is heating up and there is no place for the pressure to go and the weakest link is being the hub seal on the end. It's also forcing gear oil into the knuckle (Birfield) area and into the wheel bearing area.

Take it back to the shop to take care of the breather and replace the grease into the correct areas.
 

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