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Old 03-07-2010, 09:31 PM
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My 2010 has only about 7000km on it, but I had a small leak develop over the last few weeks. It turns out that it was a right front axle seal that was leaking. The work order described the repair as "Replaced Right Front Outer Axle Seal".

It was a bit frustrating to diagnose the problem, as the dealership could not figure out where the leak was coming from (since it was such a slow leak). They ended up having to clean the bottom of the truck with engine shampoo and then have me drive the truck for a few days.

Anyhow, I just thought I would pass this info along. Anyone else have problems with these seals?
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First one I've heard of .
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Wow i cant believe that happend to you, brand new truck that is a pain
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These trucks have been terrbily common for the right front axle seal. Ever since they put the axle lock in on that right front axle they leak like a sive. I have changed many of them, lots of them with no more then 15,000 Km. I can assure you this wont be the last seal you will replace either. It get's even worse as they get older. Ussually you can't get the axle off because they sieze together and then it's even more parts that have to replace just for an axle seal.
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These trucks have been terrbily common for the right front axle seal. Ever since they put the axle lock in on that right front axle they leak like a sive. I have changed many of them, lots of them with no more then 15,000 Km. I can assure you this wont be the last seal you will replace either. It get's even worse as they get older. Ussually you can't get the axle off because they sieze together and then it's even more parts that have to replace just for an axle seal.
that stinks and sounds expensive
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Lukily so far everyone I have done is still under warranty and I give it a good coat of anti sieze, so atleast those people wont have the siezed axle problem. It's the people that change the seal and just jam the axle back on that late down the road they get siezed together.
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These trucks have been terrbily common for the right front axle seal. Ever since they put the axle lock in on that right front axle they leak like a sive. I have changed many of them, lots of them with no more then 15,000 Km. I can assure you this wont be the last seal you will replace either. It get's even worse as they get older. Ussually you can't get the axle off because they sieze together and then it's even more parts that have to replace just for an axle seal.
I had a laugh at your comments... the mechanic at the dealership referred to this as a "bitch of a job" for a simple seal replacement!

I don't know what to say about the thought of an axle seizing. One more thing to worry about...
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It is super simple as long as nothing is siezed. But they have two common siezeing points. The Axle to the intermediate shaft and the axle to the wheel bearing. I have had a few that just would not come apart no matter what.
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Would a problem like this be considered drivetrain warranty?
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Yes it is powertrain warranty.
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