CTS 2006-2007, CTS-V 2005-2007, DTS 2006-2007

Axle Shaft Seal

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Removal & Installation



Left Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section
  2.  
  3. Remove the left drive axle.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the transmission case cover when removing the seal .

  4.  
  5. Remove the drive axle seal. Pry out the seal from the transmission.
  6.  
  7. Inspect the drive axle seal mating surface on the drive axle housing for corrosion, grooves or nicks.
  8.  
  9. Clean the drive axle seal mating surface on the drive axle housing with crocus cloth.

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    Fig. Axle seal (1), and transaxle view

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the left-hand drive axle seal using the J 39051-2 and a hammer.

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    Fig. Left seal installation shown using the J 39051-1 seal driver

  2.  
  3. Install the left drive axle.
  4.  
  5. Check the fluid level in the rear differential.
  6.  

Right Side
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the right drive axle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the drive axle seal in the following order:
    1. Use a screwdriver to pry out the seal from the transmission.
    2.  
    3. Use pliers in order to remove the remaining housing of drive axle seal from the transmission.
    4.  

  6.  
  7. Inspect the drive axle seal mating surface on the drive axle housing for corrosion, grooves or nicks.
  8.  
  9. Clean the drive axle seal mating surface on the drive axle housing with crocus cloth.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the right-hand drive axle seal using the J 39051-1 seal driver and a hammer.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Right seal installation shown using the J 39051-1 seal driver

  2.  
  3. Install the drive axle.
  4.  
  5. Check the fluid level in the rear differential.
  6.  

 
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