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Help with blown axle seal

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Hi friends!

Inspecting tires for an upcoming trip, noticed mucho "oil" had sprayed onto the inner side of one of the rear tires - figured it was a blown brake cylinder, since I had to slam on the brakes for a pickup and horsetrailer that pulled right in front of the 95 Caprice wagon. But upon investigation, and sniffing, realized it was 90weight or whatever the pumpkin oil is, all over everything and the axle seal leaking like crazy.

Never done this job before (have done the distributor remove, clean, replace, heater core flush, spark plugs, water pump, etc.) so would appreciate inside info to help me with this job. What a mess! Brake shoes, drum, everything coated in 90wt. Luckily I have new brake shoes already. Got the new seals, and figure once I do one side, I might as well do the other, before I forget how to do it.


Veronica (and of course this happens as winter approaches in Eastern Oregon, and me without even a concrete slab to work on)
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....and me without even a concrete slab to work on)

It's overrated. Plywood is warmer.

Pretty good write-up there, and make sure your new gasket has the little rectangular holes at 3 and 9. And of course YouTube is your friend.
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....Start with a good grade of plywood and lay the correct side down. .....

Yes, C/D-X means you lay on the C side. lol But 5 Sheets!?!?! Man are you ever rich! I think OP gettin' tha picture. Getter just dam dun.

I actually picked up a thinger 2 for my next dive into a rearend.
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