Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Maritimes, Canada
need to reseal my entire front diff, is there anything special I should know about removing it or is there any special seal kit/gaskets I will need beforehand, or is it all just siliconed together. Any help would be great thanks.
Yes, they are just siliconed together and the key to having it be successful is twofold. First make sure the surfaces are completely free of any oil or other debris (brake cleaner, then dry well). Second make sure the breather tube has no obstructions and flows freely. I would also suggest replacing the axle seals while you're in there since they will be easy to access at that point. I would use an aerosol silicone sealer called 'the right stuff' (Permatex Ultra Black and Ultra Gray are also good alternatives) as it does a great job sealing. Keep in mind a little goes a long way and to always make sure the silicone gets applied towards the inside of the bolt holes.
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Last edited by MTL_Dmax; 12-08-2012 at 05:36 AM.