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Axle seal leak?

I have slight seapage at the backing plate-to-axle tube flange on the pside rear. also, there is a tad bit of fluid lurking at the backing plate-to-wheel cylinder hole.... I guess I need to remove the wheel and drum and see what's going on there. I replaced the wheel cylinders last year about this time. I'm not sure which problem I want it to be, cylinder or axle seal.

on a related note, I do have some grindage somewhere in the driveline...from the tranny on back. I feel that when I'm taking off from a stop. Also, when I'm cruising(no throttle applied) by a fence or some kind of reflective wall, with my windows down I can hear a clicking noise - I'm almost scared to say (jinx), could that be my lovely G80? I'm also thinking about the bearings back there. It seems time for them.
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Re: Axle seal leak?

Your noise problem sounds like a u-joint or center carrier bearing.

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It may be time to swing a 12 bolt with diskbrakes or a 14 bolt under there. I wish I had to funds to do so.
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Re: Axle seal leak?

she may get a good deal on 14 bolt if it goes that way.

Im betting ujoints
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Re: Axle seal leak?

i checked the ujoints, they seem ok. no slack. i haven't greased the rear ujoint though. i do have a spare in the truck.

the clicking is a fast click...almost like a whirring kinda clicking. i've heard bad ujoints before, but this doesnt seem like it. although, its it possible. i replaced them just over a year ago when we put the lift on.

i'd love to get a 14 under it, just a 6 lug, but with 410s. they're few and far between, plus i don't think i can get away with spending money on it. i have to sneak truck stuff now as it is [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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well get your but up here alittle closer and well do some parts swapn and buildn

hint hint you can get a real good deal.
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ohh if i had the time to take a road trip [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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The clicking noise is definatly the U joint. My truck started doing a really bad clicking noise then i was driving down the road. I checked the U joint for slack and there was none. I jacked the rear end of my truck up and put it in drive and noticed it was the u joint so i then replaced it. No noise now!!!
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yea, replace the u-joints. (look at me, giving shorts advice - ha!) seriously though, my truck started doin that about a month ago, so i replaced the u-joints, and its all good. besides, its not THAT big of a deal, especially if you dont have to deal with heating that fiberglass/nylon crap outta the caps on the stock u-joint.
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