GM Cadillac Deville_Fleetwood_ELD_Seville 1990-1998

Axle Shaft, Bearing and Seal

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Special tool required -J 26234 Drive Axle Seal Installer

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle securely.
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  3. Remove the drive axle.
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NOTE
Take care not to damage the differential housing or the differential carrier side bearing outer race. Damage may result in leaks upon the reassembly.

  1. Use a suitable prybar to remove the seal from the rear axle.
    1. Inspect the sealing surface for the drive axle.
    2.  
    3. Remove any nicks or burrs.
    4.  
    5. Replace the axle shaft should this surface be irreparable.
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To install:

  1. Lubricate the new seal with rear axle lubricant.
  2.  
  3. Use the tool to install the drive axle seal until the tool bottoms on the outer race.
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  5. Install the drive axle.
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  7. Check and fill the lubricant as necessary.
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