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    Thread: help. output shaft seal question

    1. Member justinarias's Avatar
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      07-10-2012 02:00 AM #1
      about to go at it and replace my control arms, ball joints, tie rods, brakes, links, ect ect this weekend but ive run into a predicament....my driver's side output shaft seal is going out because its leaking oil and it took a quart of mt90 before filling up today.

      is it worth waiting a little bit and getting seals to replace at the same time as everything else? i know ill need new seals and axle bolts so far... not too sure on what else it requires to replace.

      anyone know of a diy for seals?




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      07-10-2012 02:41 AM #2
      Yes, if you order today you can have the output shaft gaskets before this weekend.

      Sounds like you have everything else pretty well figured out. The wheel bearings need to be pressed with a hydrualic press. Or special hand tools FYI.
      Last edited by VW_MK3_270; 07-10-2012 at 11:37 AM.
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      07-10-2012 09:25 AM #3
      Broke has the best 020 transmission page, the axle flange DIY is here:
      http://www.brokevw.com/020flange.html

      Quote Originally Posted by VW_MK3_270 View Post
      Not sure what the output shaft is? Rear main oil seal(crankshaft)?

      Sounds like you have everything else pretty well figured out. The wheel bearings and control arm bushings need to be pressed with a hydrualic press. Or special hand tools FYI.
      Since he mentioned 90 weight gear oil I think he means the trans

      I've done all control arm/motor mount bushing just using a large vice and whatever large sockets laying around the shop (1 1/16"?)

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      07-10-2012 07:39 PM #4
      oh sweet. thanks for the link.


      and yeah, its not a rear main seal; its definitely gear oil. im anxious to start replacing all of my parts, but dont know if 1) i have all of the equipment to replace control arms, and 2) the confidence

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      07-10-2012 09:16 PM #5
      The wheel hub nut is a 30mm socket. A tie rod seperator fork is also very handy. It is a pretty simple assembly so its not hard to work on.
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