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Old 08-17-2005, 03:14 PM
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Rear Axle Leak Ford 9 inch

I have a nuisance leak around my right rear tire. I'm using a 57 ford 9 inch, seems like it is always leaking small out of oil between axle flange and axle bearing retainer. I have noticed it on both side, my bearings are doubled sealed napa # 88128R I'm using Synergyn Syngear 11 oil which is red. This looks whats leaking is black, so I'm thinking it's the grease coming out of the bearings. I pulled the right side axle out bearing seems ok, at one time I was using inner axle seal still seemed to leak a little,before I put axles back in have used small amount of rtv black around bearing trying to fix it. I'm wondering possible my right axle is bent alittle causing this? Or since I'm not using inner seal the syngear working through bearing seals slowly washing out the grease? I'm considering have new axles made this winter, starting to pull some splines on the original axles any thoughts ? Thanks
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